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Arbitrator and Mediator


Independent arbitrator and mediator since 2013, with a focus on labor arbitration and mediation. I have also been mediating non-labor disputes through the Center for Conflict Resolution's Court Referred Mediation Program.

Over 30 years of labor relations experience representing employers, unions and individuals in labor and employment matters and as a neutral with the Illinois Labor Relations Board. I have negotiated collective bargaining agreements in the private and public sectors and in diverse industries, including manufacturing, education, health care, service and maintenance, law enforcement and others; represented unions and employers in arbitration cases involving discipline, contract interpretation and interest arbitration; and represented individuals, unions and employers in employment cases before various administrative agencies and in state and federal court.

In addition to labor mediation and arbitration, I have extensive experience mediating disputes under commercial and consumer contracts, commercial and residential leases, attorney-fee matters, and experience in issues arising in dissolution of marriage. 

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Independent Arbitrator and Mediator
December 2013 - present

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Labor Relations Consultant, May, 2013 – July, 2013

The University of Chicago Medical Center
Director, Employee and Labor Relations, July, 2011 – December, 2012

Cook County, Illinois
Deputy Chief, Human Resources, Acting Chief, Human Resources and Special Assistant to the President for Labor Relations, 2003 – 2010; December, 2010 – July, 2011

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
External Affairs Consultant, June 2010 – November, 2010

Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick & Dym
Partner, 1990 - 2003

Chicago Housing Authority
Associate General Counsel, Acting Director Human Resources and Special Assistant to the Chairman, 1986-1989

Illinois Labor Relations Board
Administrative Law Judge, 1984 – 1985

Rothstein, Adams & Rothstein
Partner, 1981 – 1984

Service Employees International Union, Local 73
Representative and staff attorney, 1979 – 1981, 1985 – 1986

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