NYC Office of Collective Bargaining
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First Name: Initial: Last Name: Suffix: Arbitrator Since:
James A. Brown 2011
Arbitration/Mediation Experience
Training: ACE20 Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2020; AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; SDNY Mediation Workshop 2018: "Exploring the Joint Session: Benefits, Detriments, Strategies for Making the Most of it." SDNY Mediation Workshop 2018: "Please Beat Up My/Their Client;" Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; AAA-ICDR Council and Columbia Law School Conference: The Future of Arbitration, 2017; AAA The Role of Fairness and Justice in Arbitration, 2016; AAA Arbitration Awards; Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2016; AAA
Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, 2016; AAA Labor Arbitrator II Workshop, 2014; and AAA Labor Arbitrator I Workshop, 2013.
Panels/Permanent Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association (Labor Arbitration and Employment Law); Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; National Mediation Board; New York State Public Employment Relations Board; New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission; New Jersey State Board of Mediation; Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation; Pennsylvania Department of Labor (Fact-finding and Interest Arbitration); New York City Office of Collective Bargaining; CUNY White and Blue Collar Panels; Northwell Health-NYSNA; Northwell Health-UFT (Staten Island University Hospital-South); District Council 37-NYC School Construction Authority; District Council 37-Wildlife Conservation Society.
Affirmative Action, Absenteeism, Arbitrability, Bargaining Unit Work, Conduct (off-duty/personal). Discipline, Discharge, Discrimination (age disability, race, sex, religion, national origin, harassment) Drug/Alcohol, Federal Statutory claims, Fringe Benefits (bonus, holidays, insurance, leave, vacation), Health/Hospitalization, Job Performance, Job Posting/Bidding, Jurisdiction, Layoffs/Bumping/Recall, Management Rights, Official Time, Past Practices, Pension and Welfare Plans, Preventable Accidents, Promotion, Retirement, Safety/Health, Seniority, Strikes/Lockouts/Slowdowns, Subcontracting, Tenure/Reappointment, Union Security, Violence of threats, Wages (cost-of-living, holiday, incentive pay, classification, rates, merit pay, overtime, severance, and vacation pay), Work Hours/Schedules/Assignments, Working Conditions/Work Orders.
Work History
Brown & Gropper, LLP, April 2002 to February 2012. Previously, associate positions at both management and union-side law firms. Assistant General Counsel, New York City Office of Labor Relations (late 1980s).
Tufts University, B.A. (1983); Brooklyn Law School (1986).
Professional Affiliations
Member, National Academy of Arbitrators; and New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section).