Professional Associations

National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA)
Admitted 2002
Board of Governors (anticipated 2019)

Founded in 1947, the NAA is a not-for-profit honorary and professional organization of arbitrators in the United States and Canada.  Members are chosen by involved parties to hear and decide thousands of labor and employment arbitration cases each year in private industry, the public sector and non-profits in both countries.  Admission standards are rigorous in keeping with the goal of establishing and fostering the highest standards of integrity and competence.

NAA Research and Education Foundation (REF)
Board Member

The NAA Research and Education Foundation [REF] was founded in 1985 to further the charitable and educational purposes of the National Academy of Arbitrators.  The REF underwrites projects that promote understanding, competence, and integrity in the field of labor and employment arbitration.

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Admitted 2015

The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers is a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law.  Our Fellows are recognized as distinguished members of the labor and employment community who promote achievement, advancement and excellence in the practice by setting standards of professionalism and civility, by sharing their experience and knowledge and by acting as a resource for academia, the government, the judiciary and the community at large.

Maryland Bar
Admitted 1992

District of Columbia Bar
Admitted 1994

Appointing Agency Panels
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)
  • National Mediation Board (NMB)
  • District of Columbia Public Employee Relations Board.
Permanent Panels
  • Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association, Salary Arbitration Panel
  • Permanent Umpire, Alcoa, Inc. and United Steelworkers
  • Permanent Umpire, Arconic, Inc. and United Steelworkers
  • ArcelorMittel USA and United Steelworkers
  • International Matex Tank Terminals and USW District 4
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and ATU Local 689
  • Verizon NJ and Local 827, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Discharge and Contract Panels)
  • Verizon NJ and Local 827, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Mediation Panel)
  • Horseshoe Baltimore Casino and The National Gaming Workers Coalition of IATSE Local 19, IBT Local 355, IUOE Local 37, UAW and its Local 17, and UNITE HERE Local 7
  • Dominion Hope and United Gas Workers’ Union Local 69, UWUA, AFL-CIO
  • Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and Assoc. of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties
  • Georgetown University and Allied International Union
  • Children’s Hospital and CIR/SEIU
  • NetJets and International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, Local 1108
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and National Transportation Employees Union, National Panel
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and National Transportation Employees Union, Baltimore Regional Panel
  • Internal Revenue Service and National Transportation Employees Union, National Panel
  • Internal Revenue Service and National Transportation Employees Union, National Factfinding Panel
  • Internal Revenue Service and National Transportation Employees Union, Southeast Regional Panel
  • Federal Communications Commission and NTEU
  • USDA Food & Nutrition Service and NTEU (East Coast/HQ Panel)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and NTEU
  • Howard University Hospital and DC Nurses Association
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and NTEU
  • U.S. Postal Service and American Postal Workers Union Regular Contract and Regular Discipline Panels (Regional)
  • Montgomery Community College and AFSCME, Local 2380.
Industries

Chemical, coal, communications, corrections, health care, manufacturing, printing, public sector (education, fire, government, police, postal, utilities), publishing, pulp and paper, refractory, service industries, sports and entertainment, steel, transportation, trucking and storage, warehousing.

Issues

Absenteeism, agency fees, arbitrability (procedural, substantive), bumping, contract interpretation/application, contracting out, discharge, discipline, discrimination, alcohol and drug offenses, fringe benefits, holidays and holiday pay, insubordination, job classification and evaluation, job posting and bidding, jurisdiction disputes, layoff, management rights, overtime, past practice, pensions, premium pay, recall, safety, schedule of work, scheduling, seniority/ability, training, transfer, union activity, wages, work assignment

Training & Speaking Engagements

Provide ad hoc arbitration and advocacy training for neutrals, labor, and management in programs sponsored by, among others, the National Academy of Arbitrators; American Arbitration Association; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Labor Arbitration Institute.

Publications

Editor, “Dispute Resolution in the Workplace: The Proceedings of the National Academy of Arbitrators,” available online at http://naarb.org/proceedings/index.asp (December 2005).

“Arbitrating Statutory Individual Employment Rights in a Union Setting, BNA’s Collective Bargaining Bulletin, May 8, 1997 (reprinted in BNA’s Employment Discrimination Report, Vol. 8, No. 21 at 703, May 21, 1997).

“ADR: Maximizing the Benefits of the Grievance Process,” BNA’s Collective Bargaining Bulletin, April 25, 1996.

“Efficient Arbitration Proceedings Require Preparation, Collaboration,” BNA’s Collective Bargaining Bulletin, January 4, 1996.

Co-authored “Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corp.: Observations on an Expanded Role for the Labor Arbitrator,” Journal of Individual Employment Rights, Volume 2(4) 283-291, 1993-94.

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Portland, Maine
J.D., May 1992
Editor, Maine Law Review 

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., Philosophy and English, May 1988
With Distinction