Associations and Activities

  • Member, National Academy of Arbitrators, Member of the Board of Governors ( formerly- Michigan Region Chair, Managing Editor of The Chronicle )
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment and Dispute Resolution Sections)


  • Co-Trainer, AAA, Grievance Processing, May 2017 and June 2017
  • Panel Member, Central Ohio Arbitrator-Advocate Symposium: How the Arbitrators Rule, April 2017
  • Speaker, Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council: Arbitration Basics, March 2017
  • Co-Presenter, NAA Southeastern Region Meeting: Public Perception and Ethical Challenges of Labor Arbitration, February 2017
  • Presenter, AAA Webinar: Effective Brief Writing, November 2016
  • Instructor, FMCS, Becoming a Labor Arbitrator, October 2016
  • Moderator, Mid-Michigan LERA, Current Issues in Labor Arbitration, May 2016
  • Speaker, Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council: Labor 101 – Past Practice: What It Is & What It Isn’t, March 2016
  • Panel Member, Michigan Corrections Organization Advanced Arbitration Training, An Arbitrator’s Perspective, December 2015
  • Instructor, FMCS, Becoming a Labor Arbitrator, November 2015
  • Panel Member, American Federation of Teachers Statewide Conference, Understanding Arbitrators’ Decision-Making, September 2015
  • Panel Member, Labor Arbitration Institute, Arbitrating Job Performance Issues, August 2015 (cases cited)
  • Speaker, International Union, SPFPA, Sixteenth Constitutional Convention, What an Arbitrator Wants You to Know, April 2015
  • Co-presenter, AAA, Introduction to Labor Arbitration Advocacy, April 2015 and October 2015
  • Co-presenter, SEIU HealthCare Michigan Detroit Leadership Conference, Mock Arbitration training, April 2015
  • Presenter, Mid-Michigan LERA, The Art and Science of Labor Arbitration, April 2015
  • Panel Member, Biannual FMCS Arbitrators’ Symposium, Current Issues in Discipline and Discharge, September 2014
  • Presenter, AAA Live Seminar: Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause, September 2014
  • Speaker, International Union, SPFPA, National Security Summit, What an Arbitrator Wants You to Know, August 2014
  • Panel Member, Labor Arbitration Institute, Labor Law & Labor Arbitration, August 2014
  • Panel Member, Central Ohio Arbitrator-Advocate Symposium: Contract Interpretation Cases: How the Arbitrators Rule, May 2014
  • Presenter, UAW Local 6000 Steward Training, Hot Topics in Labor Arbitration, April 2014
  • Speaker, Oakland University, Human Resources Development Program, Human Resources Today, November 2013
  • Panel Member, AAA Webinar: Labor Arbitration Roadmap Series: Roadblocks, Bumps & Detours, October 2013
  • Panel Member, SEIU HealthCare Michigan Steward Training, September 2013
  • Speaker, International Union, SPFPA, National Security Summit, What an Arbitrator Wants You to Know, August 2013
  • Presenter, AAA Webinar: Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause, April 2013
  • Co-Presenter, Mid-Michigan LERA, Arbitrating Off-Duty Misconduct Cases, April 2013
  • Speaker, Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council: Inside an Arbitrator’s Mind, March 2013
  • Moderator, Central Ohio Arbitrator-Advocate Symposium: How the Arbitrators Rule, May 2012
  • Speaker, ICLE-Labor & Employment Law Institute: The Limits of Arbitrator Jurisdiction, April 2012
  • Panel Member, MSU School of Labor & Industrial Relations: Labor Unionists Employment Law Conference: Facebook, Social Media, and Workplace Law: An Arbitrator’s Perspective, March 2012
  • Speaker, Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council: Presenting Your Best Case in Arbitration, March 2012
  • Panel Member, AAA Webinar: Arbitrating the Difficult Discharge Case, March 2012
  • Presenter, AAA Webinar: Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause, January, 2012
  • Speaker, ICLE-Labor & Employment Law Institute: When is there “Just Cause” for Discharge? April 2011
  • Presenter, AAA Webinar: Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause, February 2011
  • Trainer, APWU Advanced Arbitration Training: Arbitration Advocacy, July 2010
  • Speaker, AAA Lunch & Learn Series: Effective Brief Writing in Labor Arbitration, May 2010
  • Speaker, ICLE-Labor & Employment Law Institute: When is there “Just Cause” for Discharge? April 2010
  • Moderator & Symposium Planning Committee, FMCS Arbitrator’s and Advocate’s Symposium: How the Arbitrators Rule, April 2010
  • Panel Member, AAA Webinar: Arbitrating the Difficult Discharge Case, March 2010
  • Speaker, MSU School of Labor & Industrial Relations: Labor Unionists Employment Law Conference: Sexual Harassment Issues in Traditional Arbitration, Feb. 2010
  • Panel Member, Labor and Employment Relations Association (Detroit Chapter): Difficult Issues in Arbitration Cases, Jan. 2010
  • Panel Member, AAA Lunch & Learn Series: Arbitrating the Difficult Discharge Case, Aug. 2009
  • Speaker, AAA Lunch & Learn Series: Judicial Enforcement of Labor Arbitration Decisions, June 2009
  • Moderator and Symposium Planning Committee, FMCS Arbitrator’s and Advocate’s Symposium: How the Arbitrators Rule, April 2009
  • Trainer, AAA Labor Advocacy I, October 2008
  • Speaker, MSU School of Labor & Industrial Relations: Labor Unionists Employment Law Conference: Sexual Harassment Issues in Traditional Arbitration, Feb. 2008
  • Panel Member, MEA Central Zone Staff Training: Trends in Arbitration, May 2007
  • Speaker, Institute of Continuing Legal Education: Inside the Mind of the Arbitrator, April 2007
  • Speaker, 2007 Labor Law Update Conference: Duty to Bargain, Impasse & Other Bargaining Issues, March 2007
  • Panel Member, State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Mid-Winter Meeting: Leave of Absence Issues for the Unwary, January 2007
  • Trainer, UAW Local 6000: The Grievance and Arbitration Process, December 2006
  • Panel Member, Labor Arbitration Institute: Labor Law and Labor Arbitration, August 2006
  • Speaker, MSU School of Labor & Industrial Relations: Labor Unionists Employment Law Conference: Sexual Harassment Issues in Traditional Arbitration, Feb. 2006
  • Speaker, Service Employees International Union State Steward Training: The Role of Stewards in Helping the Arbitrator, January 2006
  • Trainer, Registered Nurses and Registered Pharmacists of Hurley Medical Center: The Grievance and Arbitration Process, November 2005
  • Speaker, Joint Steward Training: State of Michigan And UAW Local 6000: What Arbitrators Want you to know about Arbitration, November 2005
  • Panel Member, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Arbitrator’s Symposium: Remedies Challenges, September 2005
  • Speaker, South Central Human Resources Management Association: Arbitration as an Alternative to Lawsuits, June 2005
  • Panel Member, Institute of Continuing Legal Education: Inside the Arbitrator’s Mind, April 2005
  • Speaker, Michigan State University School of Labor & Industrial Relations: Labor Unionists Labor Law Conference: Union Access and Actions, Feb. 2005