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David A. Raff

Specialties

Arbitration
Attorneys Fees
Civil Rights
Compliance
Employment
Monitor

Mr. Raff was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York in 1969. He serves as a federal court appointed Special Master in three complex employment and discrimination law cases. He is also an active labor arbitrator, mediator and fact finder on panels from the American Arbitration Association, National Mediation Board, New York State Mediation Board, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining and the New York State-CSEA Disciplinary Panel. He has served as a member of the New York State Human Rights Advisory Council and the American Arbitration Association's National Alternative Dispute Task Force.

As a full-time member of the faculty of New York University School of Law for ten years, Mr. Raff taught labor and employment law, arbitration, administrative law and trial practice. He has served as a consultant to New York City's Bureau of Labor Services, New York State's Financial Control Board and the New York State Deputy Comptroller for New York City Affairs. He has also served as the Chairman of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Civil Rights from 1981 to 1985, and is currently a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section,  and New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, the New York City Bar Association, and the Society for Professionals In Dispute Resolution. Mr. Raff is listed in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, and Who's Who in The East. Mr. Raff was honored by the New York City Chapter of the National Organization for Women for his legal work supporting women's rights. Mr. Raff was also honored by being elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, elected to the Academy of court Appointed Masters, and selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Labor and Employment Law.

Honors Membership Awards

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974

Classes/Seminars

  • Labor, Employment Law, Arbitration, Administrative Law and Trial Practice, New York University School of Law, 1970 - 1980

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Who's Who in The East
  • New York City Chapter of the National Organization for Women, 1996 - Present
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow, Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Super Lawyer, Labor and Employment Law
  • Honored by Legal Services of New York for Pro Bono services to the New York Community
  • Honored by New York City Council for services to the working poor in New York City

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator
  • National Mediation Board, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, Fact Finder
  • New York State Employee Relations Board, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator
  • New York State-CSEA Disciplinary Panel, Labor Arbitrator
  • New York State Human Rights Advisory Council, Member, 1990 - 1997
  • American Arbitration Association, Member, National Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, 1996 - 2002
  • New York State Bar Association, Chairman, Committee on Civil Rights, 1981 - 1985
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • New York City's Bureau of Labor Services, Consultant
  • New York State's Financial Control Board, Consultant
  • Consultant, New York State Deputy Comptroller for New York City Affairs
  • Federal Court Appointed Special Master in Yarborough v. Sheldon, Civ. Action No. 74-HC-4337 (D. Colo. 1980), 1982 - 1984

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • L.L.M.
    • Major: Labor Law
  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D.