A retired senior justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court and former Commercial Division Justice, Judge Crane has confronted numerous employment litigations and appeals as a judge. In his earlier career he practiced employment law with the law firm of Poletti, Freidin, Prashker, Feldman and Gartner, concentrated in Labor Law at Cornell Law School and acquired his undergraduate degree from the New York State School of Industrial Relations at Cornell University.
Judge Crane has had a substantial caseload in mediating and arbitrating employment issues as a neutral since joining JAMS.
Arbitrated and Mediated the following employment cases:
- Claims of sexual harassment and discrimination in employers’ hiring, assignment and payment policies
- Claims of non-payment of commissions of salespersons
- Claims to discretionary bonuses and equity interests in employers in the banking and real estate industries
- Claims by former CEO’s to equity interests in their employers
- Employee incentive compensation disputes
- Wage and hour claims and claims under the New York Labor Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act asserted by wait staff of a catering establishment
- Claims of racial, age and national origin discrimination and retaliation
- Claims arising from reductions in staff, severance of employment and non-compete obligations
- Disputes over employment agreements as they relate to termination of employment, severance pay and rights to bonuses and equity interests in their employers
- Claim by terminated employee in charge of product development to her share of profits interests in nine building projects being developed by respondents
- Claim to damages by special carry limited partners of certain private equity funds against their former employer-investment bank which resorted to offset against non-recourse debt owed by claimants in unrelated transactions