Ralph S. Berger
Arbitrator and Mediator - 100% of practice is labor and employment work. Cases involve breach of individual employment contracts, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, race, age, national origin, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination issues. Specific cases have also involved issues of executive compensation, severance, restrictive covenants, partnership dissolutions, liquidated damages, commissions, stock options, breach of fiduciary obligations, bonuses, pension entitlements, retaliatory discharge, reverse discrimination, reductions in force, "whistleblower" complaints, wage and hour claims, discrimination on account of disability, and ownership of intellectual property rights.
ADR education and training experience includes:Faculty, AAA Labor Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2012, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003; NAA Fall Education Conference, 2011; NAA Annual Meeting, 2010, 2009, 2007; Faculty, AAA Labor Arbitration in a Time of Economic Crisis - How the Economy Will Impact How Cases are Argued by Advocates and Decided by Neutrals, 2009; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2005.
Cornell University (BS, Industrial and Labor Relations-1974); Hofstra University (JD- 1978).