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Dina Jansenson

Dina R. Jansenson, Esq.

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Melanie O'Harra
T: 212-607-2707
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Dina R. Jansenson, Esq. has twenty-five years of experience mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of employment-related matters. Ms. Jansenson brings a broad base of substantive knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of the litigation challenges facing parties in the event of impasse, to help parties to best analyze their complex legal, factual and business issues, engage in risk assessment, and develop creative business solutions. She is extremely adept at helping parties to deal with sensitive and emotional issues, managing emotional dynamics, and bringing parties together to arrive at meaningful resolutions. Ms. Jansenson is a recognized expert in the field: she is a frequent lecturer about mediation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution for corporations, universities, and organizations in the United States and abroad. Ms. Jansenson speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew and has conducted mediations in these languages on request.

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Representative Matters

  • Class actions, including misclassification claims by drivers alleging that the company improperly classified them as independent contractors; and tip pooling claims brought by restaurant workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Hundreds of claims of discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation, as well as hostile work environment, retaliation and sexual harassment claims, relating to terminations, promotions, and compensation in a variety of industries including financial services, aerospace, airlines, healthcare providers, law firms, news organizations, public utility companies, governmental entities, and academic institutions, brought under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, NY State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), and the New York City Administrative Code (NYCHRL)
  • Executive compensation and bonus claims involving law firms, brokerage houses and investment banking firms
  • Breach of employment agreements involving law partnerships, accounting firms, healthcare organizations, investment banking firms and financial services companies
  • Disputes involving allegations of breach of non-compete and non-solicitation contract provisions
  • Numerous FMLA claims brought against financial institutions
  • Various allegations of wrongful termination by employees in a wide variety of industries
  • External, third party, ombudsperson for Bertelsmann and its subsidiaries and affiliates in North and South America
  • Co-Chair, Committee on International Arbitration and ADR, NYSBA International Section
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow (past), College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Lecturer about mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; United Nations, the United States Department of Justice and numerous corporation in the United States, and in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Chile
  • Member: Panel of Mediators for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Panel of Mediators for the United States District Court for the Southern District
  • Arbitration Appointments: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); American Arbitration Association (AAA); NYC Contract Dispute Resolution Board; The Private Adjudication Center, Inc. (affiliated with Duke University School of Law)
  • Teaching Appointments: Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia University Law School (Negotiation); Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (Negotiation); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Visiting Instructor, University of Barcelona, Spain (Commercial Mediation); Visiting Instructor, Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia (Negotiation and Mediation)
  • Publications: “The Art of Negotiation,” Bridge-the-Gap Handbook, New York Practicing Law Institute, 2009; "How To Represent Your Clients Successfully in Mediation," 1 New York Litigator, Issue No. 2, November 1995; "Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Overview," Law Department Management Advisor, Business Laws, Inc., Issue No. 129, December 1, 1994; "Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York”
  • Formerly Of Counsel, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP, a New York law firm
  • Boston University School of Law, 1984, G. Joseph Tauro Scholar & Howard Hennessy Scholar
  • Nationality: Argentina and Israel
  • Fluent in Spanish and Hebrew

Counsel Comments

    New York “Super Lawyer”

    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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