Rocco M. Scanza

Cornell University
Ithica, NY


Rocco M. Scanza is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator of labor and employment disputes. He also serves as executive director for Cornell University's Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution where he teaches courses in conflict resolution resolution for Cornell’s Law and ILR Schools. He is a member of all major national arbitration and mediation panels, including the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the American Arbitration Association, the National Mediation Board, the New York State Employment Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, the U.S. EEOC and FINRA. He is the co-author of "Fundamentals of ADR: Labor Arbitration" published by Juris Press. Scanza has authored articles and lectured extensively throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Cornell, Scanza practiced labor law, representing public and private sector employers in California. Scanza also taught labor arbitration at various law schools and graduate programs, including Pepperdine and Loyola Law Schools in California and, most recently, at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a former national vice president with American Arbitration Association where he designed and conducted labor negotiations; grievance handling and arbitration advocacy courses throughout the U.S. Scanza also conducted discipline and contract interpretation workshops for unions and employers. Scanza is a graduate of Queens College (NYC), and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He lives and works in Ithaca New York. He is a member of the State Bars of California and New York.