Melissa H. Biren
Arbitrator, Mediator and Fact Finder - Serves as an arbitrator, mediator and fact finder in employment cases in the public and private sectors involving diverse industries and employees at every level of an organization, company and agency, including hourly and salaried employees, management and high level executives. Prior to commencing career as a neutral, practiced law for over 20 years, with a focus on both employment and traditional labor matters.
ADR education and training experience includes: NAA Fall Meeting, 2009; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2009; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2007; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2006; AAA Labor Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2005; AAA Employment Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2005; LAB001 - Labor Arbitrator I, 2004; AAA Arbitrator I Training: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 2004.
Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton (BA, Sociology, with honors-1978); Albany Law School of Union University (JD, magna cum laude-1981).