Peter H. Woodin, Esq. is a highly skilled dispute resolution professional with extensive experience in the negotiation, mediation, and settlement of complex, high stakes, multi-party litigation. He has practiced full time as a mediator since 1993, and has served as court-appointed special master, with responsibilities for settlement efforts and/or discovery oversight, in a variety of federal litigations.
He has served as both private neutral and court appointed special master in employment-related matters, including broker-dealer terminations and claims of discrimination based on age, sex, and race, alleging hostile work environment and retaliation.
- Mediated settlement of class action lawsuit as court-appointed co-special master brought on behalf of black and Latino police officers against the New York City Police Department, asserting claims of racial discrimination in assignments, promotions, and the imposition of discipline; settlement involved equitable relief agreed to by the City and the creation of a settlement fund of up to $20 million to compensate individual officers with eligible claims of hostile work environment, retaliation, and discriminatory discipline; personally administered over 150 hearings on the claims of individual police officers
- Mediated settlement of dispute between broker/dealer and fired employee stockbroker involving allegations of the wrongful pursuit of outside business opportunities and pretextural firing in order to divert clients
- Mediated settlement of dispute between financial services company and fired research analyst involving allegations that the firing was pretextural in order to avoid paying a multi-million dollar annual bonus
- Mediated settlement of employment discrimination claims asserted against senior executive of multinational technology and services company