Senior government manager and experienced labor relations professional with demonstrated ability to advance labor relations and conflict management services to federal, public, and private sectors. Well-respected by both labor and management as proactive advocate for effective labor-management relationships and joint problem solving. Excellent organizational, management and interpersonal skills.
Developed and implemented programs to improve labor-management relations, collective bargaining and dispute resolution in federal, public and private sector organizations, with special emphasis on health care bargaining, education reform, and federal sector labor-management forums. Conducted extensive outreach to labor-management community. Lead mediator in a number of high profile disputes, including court-ordered mediation of legal challenges to state public sector pension reforms. Reorganized focus and delivery of FMCS conflict resolution services to government under Administrative Dispute Resolution and Negotiated Rulemaking Acts. Reestablished Agency's role as premier provider of labor relations and conflict management training services to developing market economies and US trading partners. Speaker at numerous labor-management, legal, business and labor conferences on subjects of labor-management relations, collective bargaining, collaborative problem-solving and FMCS initiatives.
Supervised legal affairs of large, diverse international union. Managed litigation in federal and state courts and before federal government labor relations agencies for both international and subordinate bodies. Developed expertise on all aspects of labor and employment law. Assisted with bargaining strategies, compliance and administration. Speaker, presenter or panelist at numerous labor, academic, and ABA labor and employment law conferences. Member of National Labor Relations Board Chairman's Advisory Panel (Clinton Administration). Active member ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law.
Supported the work of the General Counsel. Litigated and arbitrated variety of labor and employment relations matters. Delivered training for union leaders and members on labor law and collective bargaining rights and responsibilities.
Briefed and argued cases on behalf of National Labor Relations Board in multiple federal appeals courts. Clerked for Appellate Court Branch prior to last semester of law school (Summer, 1978). Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, US Courts of Appeals for Fourth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits, and US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Conducted research and advocacy for public interest organization created to protect consumers from impact of high energy costs.
Researched and wrote position statements, legislation, speeches and testimony on labor, employment and Vietnam veterans reemployment issues for Senator Cranston and the Special Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Completed 40-hour highly selective and intensive mediation training program.
Completed most semesters as evening student; focus on labor law.
Law Review: "The Last Plantation: Will Employment Reform Come to Capitol Hill?" Catholic University Law Review, Vol.28, No. 2, Winter 1979. Moot Court Associate: Wagner Cup Competition (finalist); Sutherland Cup Competition (member of winning team). Legal Clinic: represented persons in need of supervision.
Dean's List; degree awarded cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, 1972.
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