Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Patricia Cullen

Patricia A. Cullen

Patricia A. Cullen

Arbitrator, Mediator, Attorney
Greater New York City Area 
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  1. Arbitrator, Mediator, Factfinder, Attorney at Self-Employed
  1. Private Law Practice
  1. Cornell University Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution
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October 2010 – Present (2 years 2 months)
I am a labor and employment arbitrator, mediator and neutral workplace investigator with over thirty years of combined business and legal experience, licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My current practice includes arbitration and mediation, workplace investigations, and workplace training on a variety of labor and employment law, human resources and dispute resolution topics.

August 2000 – September 2010 (10 years 2 months)
Engaged in private law practice concentrating in labor and employment litigation, counseling, and training at both an AmLaw 100 firm and a small boutique firm. During this time I litigated claims of race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and national origin discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation, breach of employment agreements, and class action claims alleging violations of ERISA and wage and hour laws. I have drafted numerous employer policies, handbooks, and employment agreements, and have represented parties in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and mediations in New York and New Jersey. I have negotiated and drafted collective bargaining agreements, and represented employers in labor arbitrations and unfair labor practices charges. I also provided advice, training and counseling on compliance with state and federal employment laws. Also represented employees in contract negotiations and disputes, and ERISA matters.

September 1995 – July 2000 (4 years 11 months)
As an attorney in the the litigation department of a 200+ attorney regional law firm, handled a variety of matters including contested commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, real estate tax appeals, minority shareholder and partnership disputes, contract disputes, will contests, employment disputes, lender liability claims, and consumer fraud actions.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Joshua M. Javits

Arbitrator Joshua Javits

Arbitration · Mediation · Training · Ombudsman · System Design · Fact-Finding


MEDIATOR AND ARBITRATOR for labor-management, employment, pension, commercial, contract, personal injury, and other disputes. Memberships and Panels:
§  International Monetary Fund – Chair, Grievance Committee (2007-2011)
§  National Academy of Arbitrators (Member)
§  Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals
§  American Arbitration Association (AAA)(Labor Arbitration Panel)
§  Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)(Labor Arbitration Panel)
§  National Mediation Board (NMB)(Arbitration Panel)
§  United States Postal Service/National Association of Letter Carriers/APWU
§   Major League Baseball Players Assn.: Player-Agent Fee Disputes

§  Office of Collective Bargaining (New York City)
§  New York State Employment Relations Board
§  Attorney-Client Arbitration Board (Washington, D.C.)
§  Civil Mediator—District of Columbia Superior Courts
§  Mediator—United States District Court for District of Columbia
§  Delta/ALPA
§  Internal Revenue Service/Nat’l Treasury Employees Union
§  NYS Dept. of Education/United Federation of Teachers
§  Northwest Airlines/Int’l Assn of Machinists/AFA
§  Port Authority Employment Relations Panel/PBA
§  Continental Airlines/ALPA/IAM
§  United Parcel Service/Int’l Bro.Teamsters, Local 2727/IPA(Pilots)
§  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority/OPEIU
§  British Airways/IAMAW
§  US Airways/IAMAW/AFA
§  Washington Hospital Center/Nurses United
§  Alaska Airlines/IAMAW
§  Comptroller of the Currency/NTEU
§  Hotel Assn. of Washington, DC/UNITE HERE Local 25
§  Department of Labor/AFGE L. 12
§  International Broadcast Bureau/AFGE L. 12
§  ABX Air/APA
§  Presidential Emergency Board 242 (2007) – AMTRAK and 8 Unions
§  Spirit Airlines/ALPA
§  Union Pacific RR/BRC-TCU/BLET
§  Social Security Administration/AFGE L. 1923
Ford & Harrison llp, Partner (1993 to 2001)
Partner with Ford & Harrison, a 150-attorney firm located in 10 cities practicing labor and employment law. Engaged in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitration, and litigation of labor and employment law matters on behalf of management. Represented local governments, regional authorities, and “privatized” entities. Served as executive director of the Labor Relations Association of Passenger Railroads.
Presidential appointee responsible for administering the Railway Labor Act governing labor relations in the airline and railroad industries. Handled numerous collective bargaining and representation disputes. Responsible for other duties, including budget, congressional testimony, and administration of the federal arbitration program.
Joshua M. Javits,     2001 19th St., NW      Washington, DC 20009         T 202.237.2044   F 202.237.2050   E josh@javitsresolve.com W  www.javitsresolve.com
Labor-Management Arbitrator (1985 to 1988)
Arbitrator of record in more than 100 cases. Served on numerous arbitration panels, including the AAA, FMCS, NMB, and several private-sector panels. Also performed non-labor Corporate law as an Associate with Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright.     
Mulholland & Hickey, (1983 to 1985)
Attorney engaged in labor and employment law litigation in federal and state courts and before agencies on behalf of labor organizations. Specialized in public sector and transportation industry matters. Responsible attorney in several employment discrimination class action cases.

Trial attorney engaged in enforcing federal labor laws. Litigated in federal courts and before administrative law Judges. Presided as hearing officer and drafted representation case reports and decisions. Investigated unfair labor practice and election misconduct charges in various industries, including steel, mining, transportation, hotel, health care, food, construction, entertainment, publishing, and communications.
Adjunct Professor (1990 to 2002)
            Georgetown University Law Center: Courses for Graduate LLM program:
§  Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment and Labor Law
§  Labor Arbitration
§  Transportation Labor Law

Selected Publications

·         US Airline Labor Relations, Speech to EU-US Aviation Forum on Liberalisation and Labour Organized by the European Commission, Washington, DC, December 3, 2008
·         “Becalming Brewing Battles: Airline Collective Bargaining,” NAA Proceedings, (May 2007)
·         “A Neutral’s Perspective on Presidential Emergency Boards,” and “Emergency Board Procedures under Sections 9A and 10 of the Railway Labor Act,” materials for ALI-ABA course on Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law, April, 2006
·         How Arbitration Works, Elkouri & Elkouri, Board of Editors – Contributor, 6th Ed.
·         “Airline Collective Bargaining: Reform or Reframe,” J. Trans. Law, Logis & Pol’y (Spr. 2003)
·         “Crisis Negotiations” World Arbitration and Mediation Report (May 2002)
·         It’s the Real Thing: $192.5 Million,” SHRM Legal Report (March–April 2001)
§  “The Mother of All Mediations,” World Arbitration and Mediation Report (December 2000)
§  “Emergency Board Procedures Under the Railway Labor Act” and “Crisis Negotiations: How Labor and Management Can Best Navigate Major Changes in the Midterm Contract Period,” materials for ALI-ABA course on Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law, April 2002
§  “Mandatory Arbitration and Labor Not Ideal Mix,” National Law Journal (June 26, 2000)
§  “Mediation’s On—Grab a Spoon,” HR Magazine (April 2000)
§  “High Court to Revisit Issue of Mandatory Arbitration,” National Law Journal (October 5, 1998)
§  “The Virtue of Limited Engagement,” Journal of Commerce (May 15, 1997)
§  “Collective Bargaining in a Global Environment,” 62 J.Transp.L. 187 (1995)
§  Chapter 11 in Airline Labor Relations in the Global Era: The New Frontier,” ed. Peter Cappelli (Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 1995)
§  “Settling Airline Labor Disputes,” Journal of Commerce (February 10, 1994)
§   “A Collective Bargaining Analysis,” Air Line Pilot (June 1992)


            Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1978
                  Law Review: Law and Policy in International Business, Editor, 1977–1978
            Yale College, B.A. (Economics), 1972
§  Mediation Training, 76 hours, Northern Virginia Mediation Service, 2001
§  Interest-Based Bargaining, 16 hours, National Mediation Board, 1999–2000
§  Civil Mediation Training, 28 hours, District of Columbia Superior Court, 2001
§  Mediation Training, 16 hours, U.S. District Court for District of Columbia, 2001

Bar Admissions

                California; New York; District of Columbia                            


            “AV”—Highest Rating—Martindale Hubbell; Best Lawyers in America, 2001–2012

D.R.S. is a professional Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") firm dedicated to providing its clients with cost-effective resolution of disputes as well as conflict prevention, system design, training and fact-finding. The firm is led by Joshua Javits, an arbitrator and mediator with over 30 years of experience in ADR.
Arbitration Coming to final and binding resolution of employment disputes by a neutral third party. Mr. Javits sits on 40 neutral arbitration panels and has arbitrated over 1,500 cases.