Recent Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator (sample cases only)
Class action wage claim in insurance industry; class action wage/tips claim in foodservice industry;
wrongful termination claim by long term faculty in private school;
gender discrimination claim insurance company executive;
sexual harassment claim against nationwide broadcast company;
sexual harassment case between associate attorney, law partner and law firm;
disability discrimination and failure to accommodate case between mentally handicapped employee and health care facility;
age discrimination case between long term retail employee and large retail chain;
age discrimination case between long term sales employee and merged pharmaceutical firms;
Gender Discrimination and sexual harassment case between long-term executive employee and large federal contractor;
state and federal wage claims against start-up technology company and against food service chain.
public school teacher contract issues
Recent Dispute Resolution
I have resolved cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, sex, sexual orientation, race, age and handicap discrimination issues under Title VII, ADEA, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut human rights laws.
In addition I have resolved cases under state and federal wage and hour laws, employment contracts and severance agreements.
AAA Employment Mediation Panel;
Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution Mediation Panel;
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediation Panel;
Massachusetts State College Association mediation panel.
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Mediation Panel;
Massachusetts Essex Superior Court Conciliator Panel.
Recent Mediation and ADR Training
American Bar Association Employment Mediator Training, 3/99, 8/98;
AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 2/99;
AAA Employment Arbitrator Training, 12/97, 10/96;
AAA Advanced Employment Arbitrator Training 6/2002;
North Shore Community Mediation Training, 5/96;
AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, 3/93.
Conducted AAA Mediator and Arbitrator Training 2002;
Cornell Univ. Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution Advanced
Mediator Training - 2/03, AAA Neutrals Retreat and Training 2004.
Recent Fact-finding Investigations (Sample Cases)
I have conducted comprehensive investigations and provided detailed fact-finding reports in the following sample matters:
Complaint of rape and sexual harassment by a supervisor in a non-union manufacturing facility;
complaint of retaliation and wrongful termination by a supervisory nurse against a health care facility;
complaint of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual contact by salesperson against coworkers in a technology company;
internal complaint of sexual orientation discrimination in a health care facility.
Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
American Arbitration Association – New England Employment Law Advisory Council
ABA Labor and Employment law Section Governing Council 2002-2008
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution member; Liaison to Labor and Employment Section
ABA National CLE Co-Chair, 1999-2002
ABA Annual Meeting Co-Chair 1997-1999; Employee Rights and Responsibilities Program Co-Chair 1997-1999
Fellow National Bar Foundation
Member Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association
Past chair – Massachusetts Bar Association ADR Section
Voted Massacusetts Super Lawyer 2005, 2006
Past Member National Employment Lawyers Association.