1979: J.D., cum laude, Cardozo School of Law, Law Review, ; 1975: B.A., cum laude, Harvard University, .
NYC Assistant Corporation Counsel - Litigated personal injury, land use/real estate, employment, police, and constitutional matters. Lead trial counsel for New York City in cases arising from 9/11 WTC attacks. Assistant Commissioner for Regulatory Policy and Enforcement, NYC Dept. of Buildings. Mediation practice handling commercial, divorce, employment, real estate, and personal injury matters.
I have mediated cases in numerous areas: commercial, divorce, employment, real estate, bankruptcy, personal injury, and appellate matters.
In addition to the EDNY mediation panel, I am a member of the mediation panels for the 2d Cir Court of Appeals, and the SDNY. I publish regularly on mediation, most recently Mediation, (with Leona Beane), New York Lawyer's Practical Skills Series, New York State Bar Association, Albany, NY 2019. I also publish a regular blog on different aspects of mediation, which can be viewed at https://www.shaffermediation.com/articles/blog/.