Vivian Berger

ADR Training
MEDIATION TRAININGS: GENERAL: Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers; CDR Associates. SPECIALIZED: approximately 30, mediation or employment related.

Professional Training
Columbia Law School - J.D., May, 1973. First in graduating class.

Professional Experience
PRESENT: Nash Professor of Law Emerita, Columbia Law School. PAST POSITIONS (selected): Nash Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Columbia Law School; Of Counsel, Hoffinger Friedland Dobrish & Stern, P.C.; Asst. Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; Asst. District Attorney, Office of the NY County District Attorney.

ADR Experience
(selected) Mediate privately. On mediator panels of the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY and the NJ court system. Member of the AAA Employment Mediator's Panel. Designated Advanced Practitioner in Employment Mediation by ACR.

Other Information
Speaker and writer in mediation area. Publications include: "Respect in Mediation," 63 Disp. Resol. J. 18 (Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009); "Summary Judgment Benchmarks For Settling Employment Discrimination Lawsuits," (with Michael O. Finkelstein and Kenneth Cheung); "Employment Mediation in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges in a Changing Environment," 5 U. PA. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 489 (2003).