Linda R. Singer, Esq.

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Linda R. Singer, Esq., a nationally-known employment neutral, has over 30 years of dispute resolution experience as an arbitrator, mediator, civil litigator, and a neutral evaluator. Ms. Singer is known for the resolution of highly sensitive, confidential disputes.

She served as a special master to the U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., and has been appointed as a mediator by numerous federal and state courts. Ms. Singer pioneered the development of mediation as a practice, training fellow mediators and lawyers throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

She has resolved hundreds of employment disputes, ranging from individual complaints to multiple plaintiff complaints, class and collective actions, employment contracts and partnership agreements, all types of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour violations, pension plans, equal pay and benefits.

Ms. Singer has conducted seminars nationwide on the settlement of employment disputes, and designed and operated systems to facilitate settlement of streams of disputes involving a single employer.

Representative Mediations

  • Settled eight year-old race discrimination class action against Merrill Lynch and held hearings to distribute the settlement fund amongst class members
  • Numerous claims of retaliation by whistleblowers against their employers
  • Class actions involving wage and hour violations, discrimination, and ERISA
  • Breach of contract and discrimination claims between a national non-profit association and its executive director
  • Claims alleging discrimination against working matters by financial services and law firms
  • Claims of named plaintiffs and large producers arising out of class actions in the financial services and telecommunications industries
  • Claims of sexual assault by employees against executives of international Fortune 500 companies
  • Class or collective actions involving claims of discrimination against numerous private companies or federal agencies and their employees
  • Disability discrimination claim against a health insurer
  • Disputes between a financial services firm and its general counsel and associate general counsel
  • Race and sex discrimination claims between on-air radio and television personalities, local stations, and networks
  • Sexual harassment claim between a factory worker and a major aircraft company
  • Sexual harassment complaints by restaurant workers against franchisees and chains
  • Tenure disputes between professors and their universities

Representative Arbitrations

  • Arbitrated claims of disability discrimination against defense contractor
  • Arbitrated claims of interference with first amendment rights and breach of settlement agreement against legacy airline
  • Arbitrated claims of wrongful termination against numerous employers
  • Arbitrated claims of disability discrimination against a defense contractor
  • Arbitrated job relief claims against a public utility
  • Arbitrated partnership dispute between a major international law firm and a terminated partner
  • Arbitrated racial and religious discrimination claims against a major oil refinery

Supplementary Matters

  • Assisted the parties in designing and implementing procedures to resolve hundreds of individual claims when federal courts declined to certify classes or as part of the settlement of class actions
  • Supervised the design and implementation of the pilot mediation programs now operated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Government Accountability Office, the Office of Congressional Compliance, and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, in the practice area of Arbitration and Mediation, 2018
  • Recognized internationally by Who's Who Legal: Mediation 2017
  • Women in Law 2017 Award, Lawyer Monthly
  • "Lawyer Limelight: Linda Singer," Lawdragon, ADR Profile, March 30, 2014
  • Recognized by Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-Present
  • Chair, JAMS Board of Directors
  • Recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The National Law Journal, 2013
  • Recipient of the D’Alemberte/Raven Award from the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA, 2012
  • Selected by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading Commercial Mediators, 2012
  • Selected to the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2012
  • National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Elected as a Neutral Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-Present
  • Member, CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Co-author, “Mediating Class Actions,” published by the Federal Judicial Center and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in ADR Handbook for Judges
  • Outstanding Achievement for ADR Education and Training, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Practical Achievement Award, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • CPR Book Award, Settling Disputes: Conflict Resolution in Business, Families, and the Legal System
  • Board member: Consensus Building Institute of the Abramson Foundation
  • Former board member: JAMS Foundation
  • Former member or Board Chair: HASNA Foundation; Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar; D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission
  • Visiting or adjunct faculty member of Law Schools of Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford, George Washington, University of California at Los Angeles, University of New Mexico, and American Universities; trainer for CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Background and Education

  • Principal, ADR Associates, LLC, 1990-2003
  • President, non-profit Center for Dispute Settlement, 1971-present
  • Partner, Lichtman, Trister, Singer & Ross, Washington, D.C., 1988-2002
  • Partner, Goldfarb and Singer, 1971-1988
  • Faculty, Harvard's Program of Instruction for Lawyers at the Program on Negotiation, 1987-2012
  • J.D., with highest honors, George Washington University Law School, 1968
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1963


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