Nature of Practice


Full-Time Labor and Employment Arbitrator and Mediator


Admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of New York, First Dept., 1991 to present.


Contract interpretation and application, discharge and discipline, competency, discrimination, health & welfare, job bid/posting, layoff/bumping/recall, leave of absence, management rights, and seniority/qualifications.

Areas of Concentration

Public sector employment, education, transportation, health-care, manufacturing, building and service industries and anti-doping in sports.

Permanent Panels

American Arbitration Association, Labor and Employment Panels

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

New York City Office of Collective Bargaining

New York State Public Employment Relations Board

U.S. Virgin Islands Public Employees Relations Board

New York State and the Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, Professional Scientific and Technical Services Unit, Disciplinary Arbitration Panel

National Mediation Board

Local 342, United Food & Commercial Workers and Various Employers

SEIU, Local 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc., Office of Contract Arbitrators, Building Service Industry Arbitration Panel

New York State Nurses Association and Northwell Health Panel of Arbitrators

Panel of Arbitrators of the Professional Association of NYSCOPBA Employees (“PANE”);

Transport Workers Union, Local 100, AFL-CIO and NYC Bike Share, LLC.

Regular Panel of Arbitrators for the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union

Communications Workers  of America, District 1 and AT&T Mobility Services, LLC., Panel of Arbitrators

Panel of Arbitrators of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”), the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”) and the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council (“ACC”)

Experience as a Mediator

 Haydee has mediated scores of disputes related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Most cases have been mediated as a contract mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Miami District Offices, which includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mediation Philosophy

A successful mediator is knowledgeable of diverse methods and techniques for the resolution of disputes and can adapt to the unique circumstances of a given case to effectively manage the mediation process.  A good mediator should be able to meet the parties where they are at and provide the parties with a forum where they can explore all viable possibilities for the resolution their dispute.

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