Nancy Kramer, Esq.

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Employment

Nancy Kramer, Esq. is a veteran ADR professional who has served as a mediator in more than 600 cases covering a wide range of disputes with a particular emphasis on employment cases. Ms. Kramer also has significant experience in resolving disputes tied to family matters, co-op and condo disputes, personal injury, and contract cases. She has also arbitrated numerous employment matters.

Ms. Kramer is known for her ability to relate well to a wide range of people and issues with energy and tenacity. Ms. Kramer's years of experience as a mediator have contributed to her deep love and trust in the ADR process, clients and organizations alike have benefitted from her expertise. Her breadth of experience, patience, and creativity help clients identify solutions to complex issues.

Representative Matters

  • Mediations
    • Mediated hundreds of employment cases involving allegations of wrongful termination; violation of FLSA; failure to promote; harassment; unlawful discrimination (race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin); and co-worker clashes; hostile work environment; retaliation, as well as breaches of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses. These cover a wide variety of industries including technology, recruitment, fashion as well as government agencies. Examples of cases successfully mediated include:
      • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case involving 14 nightclub employees, some still employed by defendant, many of whom spoke little English.
      • Sexual harassment/wrongful termination cases brought by two different ex-employees of a major electronics chain who had worked at two separate locations. The settlements reached were quite different but the joint mediation, instigated by the attorney for claimants, worked well.
      • Breach of contract matter involving confidentiality provision in FLSA settlement agreement.. The employer, which sought the mediation, had held up scheduled payments to all the employees.
      • Major corporation was alleged by several hearing-impaired employees, with different degrees of impairment, to have failed to  distinguish between employees' varying needs and make reasonable accommodations. After mediation with a sign interpreter, a tiered accommodation was structured and the complaint dropped.
      • Alleged violation of non-solicitation agreement by ex-employee in technology firm who was followed to new employer by several colleagues; employee claimed that they sought him out.
      • Claim of theft of trade secrets by ex-employee of claning products corporation.
      • Failure to promote allegation by mid-level employee claiming racial discrimination.
  • Arbitrations
    • Arbitrated (usually as chair) numerous FINRA employment cases involving allegations of wrongful termination; denial of bonus to which employee was entitled; breach of non-compete and/or non-solictation clauses.
  • Facilitations
    • Mediated and served as a facilitator in a major state college dispute involving over-spending and curriculum priorities. A full-day session with various break-out sessions resolved the immediate conflict and  left the department better able to communicate.

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Chair, New York City Bar Association ADR Committee
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Mediation Committee
  • Special Master, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2005-2015
  • Member of REDRESS panel, alternative dispute resolution program of United States Postal Service
  • Member of United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Storm Sandy roster of mediators
  • Former Panel Member, American Arbitration Association
  • Former Panel Member, Resolute
  • Speaker on a variety of ADR topics for American Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums, CPR, Lawline.com, New York City Bar Association, New York City Corporation Counsel, New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Attorney General's Office, New York State Bar Association, PLI, Touro Law School, and several psychoanalytic institutes

Publications

  • “Timing: An Overlooked Component Of A Successful Mediation”, Law 360, October 29, 2015
  • "Storm Sandy -- Mediation Like No Other", mediate.com, December 2013
  • "Tip Sheet on Selecting a Mediator", mediate.com, December 2011
  • "An Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution for the LGBT Community", white paper of New York State Bar Association, January 2011
  • "How to Best Represent Your Client at Mediation: A Tip Sheet", mediate.com, May 2010
  • "Are Agreements to Mediate Necessary? Yes!", mediate.com, June 2008
  • "Mediate Co-op Disputes" Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, May, 2007
  • "Taking the High Road", mediate.com, August 2006
  • "The Same but Different: Mediating Separations of Same-Sex Couples" ACResolution, Summer 2005
  • "Do You Have a Picture of Jamie? How and Why This Works in Mediation", mediate.com, February 2003

Background and Education

  • Nancy Kramer Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Services, solo neutral practice, 2005-2015
  • Special Counsel to New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-2004
  • Private practice as Administrative Law Judge, mediator, appellate brief writing, 1997-1998
  • Director of Professional Programs, NYU Real Estate Institute, 1995-1997
  • Deputy Bureau Chief & Bureau Chief, New York State Attorney General's Office, 1982-1995
  • Executive Director of Committee For Public Justice, 1979-1982
  • General Counsel, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), 1973-1979
  • General Counsel, Council on The Environment of New York City, 1972-1973
  • Associate, Moore, Berson, Hamburg & Bernstein, 1970-1971
  • Assistant Regional Counsel, United States Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), 1969-1970
  • Assistant Director, Manhattan Bowery Project, 1968-1969
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, 1966-1968
  • J.D., with honors, Columbia Law School, 1966
  • B.F.A., Brandeis University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1963

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