JD Hofstra University School of Law, 1983; BA Stony Brook University (Political Science),1980.
Consultant for Management Sciences for Development, Checchi & Co. Consulting, & NYU School of Professional Studies; Facilitator with International Center for Cooperation & Conflict Resolution at Columbia University; 1985-present: Attorney/Mediator, Law Offices of Clare B. Connaughton; 1983-5: Attorney, Law Office of Barnello & Capria; 1981: Summer Associate, NYC Police Department; 1978-80: Research Associate, Health Systems Planning Foundation.
Mediator on several court panels; mediated numerous cases involving variety of commercial issues; Frequently deployed by various NGO's , State Department, to Latin America to work with large employers and unions, as independent ADR consultant since 1998. Member: Federal Mediator Panel, USDC; Certified Community Mediator--mediated antagonistic community disputes focusing on "empowerment & recognition" & cultural sensitivity; Prepared reports on mediations, outcomes & recommendations. More than 20 years in her own civil litigation and mediation practice; conducts mediation training in academic and corporate settups in both the U.S. and Latin America (with U.S.A.I.D.).
Languages: Spanish & English.