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EDUCATION

  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D., Philosophy
  • Binghamton University, B.A., summa cum laude

EXPERIENCE AS A MEDIATOR

Michael has 25 years’ experience as court-appointed mediator or early neutral evaluator in the federal and state courts in New York City. He has the following affiliations:


  • Member, Mediation Panel for EDNY, since 1993
  • Member, Mediation Panel for SDNY, since 2011
  • Faculty in NYU Lawyering Program, Mediation, 2013-14
  • Member, ADR Advisory Panel, EDNY, since 2016
  • Member, Mediation Panel, Supreme Court, New York, Commercial Division, since 2018

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers 
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation 
  • New York State Bar Association, ADR Section

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 2005 to date; Worldwide Lifetime Achievement, 2017 
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Labor and Employment, 2005 to date 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2008 to date; Employment Law - Management, 2016 to date 
  • Global Awards - Labor-Management Relations, Corporate LiveWire, 2016 
  • Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2013-2015 
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2006 to date 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • In Mediation, Right is Irrelevant,” New York Law Journal, May 23, 2018
  • “Workshopping Mediator Ethics,” Instructor, Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York, November 17, 2017
  • “Mediation Advocacy: Strategies for Effective & Ethical Lawyering,” Speaker, Practising Law Institute, November 15, 2017
  • “FLSA Mediation Training,” Panelist, Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York, June 15, 2016