After serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick J.R. Heebe of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Ms. Stern was an associate and later a partner in the law firm of Nelson, Nelson, Garetson, Lombard and Stern. She was engaged in federal litigation with an emphasis on racial and sexual job discrimination. Ms. Stern has been a part-time associate with Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie and Sims and the Louisiana World Exposition. She has served as a consultant for other attorneys in various areas of federal litigation including Title VII and flood insurance. Ms. Stern was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1971 and is admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Louisiana and the Fifth Circuit. From 2009 to 2010 she was Of Counsel with Frilot, LLC.
Ms. Stern has been a mediator and arbitrator since 1993. Her mediation experience includes numerous multi-party cases as well as sexual harassment, employment discrimination, commercial and personal injury matters. She is on the approved list of mediators for Orleans Parish Civil District Court, the Louisiana Register of Mediators, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Resolute Systems and American Arbitration Association (AAA). She is on the arbitration panels for FINRA and AAA. Ms. Stern has arbitrated employment, commercial, insurance and personal injury matters. She was a Gulf Coast Claims Facility Appeals Judge for matters relating to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. She has also conducted mediation training workshops.
EDUCATION:Ms. Stern received her JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1971 and her BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 1968.