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Michael Z. Green
Professor of Law
Texas A&M University School of Law
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (817) 212-4140 Fax: (817) 212-3965
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Education
LL.M. University of Wisconsin Law School; J.D. cum laude Loyola University Chicago School of Law; M.S. Loyola University Chicago Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Labor  Relations; M.B.A. California Lutheran University; B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California.

Honors
Member, Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society; Elected Member, American Law Institute; Selected as Hastie Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madiscon Law School.

Other Positions
Visiting professor, Florida State University College of Law; adjunct professor, Southern Methodist University Graduate Education Program Center for Dispute Resolution; visiting professor, Hamline University School of Law Summer Dispute Resolution Program; associate professor, Florida Coastal School of Law; Hastie Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin Law School; of counsel, associate, Franczek Sullivan P.C.; lecturer, Loyola Institute of Industrial Relations; associate, Lord, Bissell & Brook; associate, Brown, Todd & Heyburn; Chief lead articles editor, Loyola Consumer Law Review; law clerk, Dowd & Bloch; law clerk, Navistar Corporation; manufacturing manager, Procter & Gamble.

Law Journal Placements
Published in Indiana Law Journal, Connecticut Law Review, Brandeis Law Journal, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Howard University Law Journal, Chicago-Kent Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law, Journal of American Arbitration, Florida Coastal Law Journal, Nevada Law Journal, Penn State Dickinson Law Review, Rutgers Law Journal, Loyola Consumer Law Reporter, and Texas Wesleyan Law Review
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Course Interests/Research/Teaching Areas
ADR in the Workplace
Arbitration
Dispute Resolution
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Evidence
Labor Law
Mediation

Current and Forthcoming Projects
Employment Law: Issues, Theories, and Realities (Thomson/West, Forthcoming 2013) (with Ronald Turner)
Negotiating A New Narrative Regarding Public Sector Unions
Workplace Privacy Expectations
Toxic Workplace Harassment
Expansive Retaliatory Workplace Actions
 
Selected Publications
"Reading Ricci and Pyett to Deliver Racial Justice Through Union Arbitration," 87 Indiana Law Journal 367 (2012). [LexisNexis] [Westlaw] [pdf] [ssrn]

"Arbitrators, Not Courts, May Decide Unconscionability," 38 American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter 3 (Summer 2010).

"Unpaid Furloughs and Four-Day Work Weeks: Employer Sympathy or A Call for Collective Employee Action?," 42 Connecticut Law Review 1139 (2010). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw] [pdf]

"No Strict Evidence Rules in Labor and Employment Arbitration," 15 Tex. Wesleyan Law Review 533 (2009). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]  

"Divided Supreme Court Allows Union Waiver of Judicial Forum," 37 American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter 1, 11 (Spring 2009) .

"Measures to Encourage and Reward Post-Dispute Agreements to Arbitrate Employment Discrimination Claims," 8 Nevada Law .Journal 58 ( 2007). [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"Ruminations About the EEOC’s Policy Regarding Arbitration," 11 Employee Rights & Emplyment Policy Journal 139, 154-204 (2007) (from Dispute Resolution in Action:  Examining the Reality of Employment Discrimination Cases: Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools Sections on Employment Discrimination and Alternative Dispute Resolution). [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"A New Call to Action: Selecting Diverse Arbitrators," 36 American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter 5 (Fall 2007).

"Ethical Incentives for Employers in Adopting Legal Service Plans to Handle Employment Disputes," 44 Brandeis Law Journal 395(2006). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"Understanding the Ex Parte Communications Ban in Employment Disputes "I shouldn't be talking to you about this, but....," 17 No. 2 Practical Litigator 25 (ALI-ABA) (Mar.2006).

"Tackling Employment Discrimination With ADR: Does Mediation Offer A Shield for the Haves or Real Opportunity for the Have-Nots?," 26 Berkeley Journal of Employment  & Labor Law 321 ( 2005). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"Race and Neutrality in the ADR of Employment Discrimination Claims: Are They Divergent Interests? An Interview With Michael Z. Green," 4 Journal  of American Arbitration 311 (2005).

"Addressing Race Discrimination Under Title VII After Forty Years: The Promise of ADR as Interest-Convergence," 48 Howard Law Journal 937 (2005). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"An Essay Challenging the Racially Biased Selection of Arbitrators for Employment Discrimination Claims," 4 Journal of American Arbitration 1 (2005). [Westlaw]

"Finding Lawyers for Employees in Discrimination Disputes as a Critical Prescription for Unions to Embrace Racial Justice," 7 University of  Pennsylvania Journal of  Labor & Employment Law 55  (2004).   [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"Opposing Excessive Use of Employer Bargaining Power in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Through Collective Employee Actions," 10 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 77 (2003).  [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"A 2001 Employment Law Odyssey: The Invasion of Privacy Tort Takes Flight in the Florida Workplace," 3 Florida Coastal Law .Journal 1 (2001). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"Proposing A New Paradigm For EEOC Enforcement After Thirty Five Years: Outsourcing Charge Processing By Mandatory Mediation," 105 Pennsylvania State Dickinson Law Review 305 (2001). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"Debunking The Myth of Employer Advantage From Using Mandatory Arbitration For Employment Discrimination Claims," 31 Rutgers Law Journal 399 (2000).  [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

"Preempting Justice Through Binding Arbitration of Future Disputes: Mere Adhesion Contracts or A Trap for the Unwary Consumer?," 5 Loyola Consumer Law Reporter 112 (1993).[Westlaw]

Selected Commentaries
American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Newsletter, quoted in Steven Moore and Mark Risk, "Firefighter Plaintiffs Prevail in Landmark Supreme Court Case," 37 A.B.A. Lab. & Emp. L. Sect. Newsletter 1, 13 (Summer 2009) saying that the June 29, 2009 Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano generates an "overwhelming chilling effect that creates a strong disincentive for any employer to take remedial action" and "employees who have been historically denied positions in the workplace on the basis of race, gender, and national origin will not get the benefit of an informed and concerned employer who seeks to take proactive steps to prevent discrimination from occurring as a form of disparate impact." 

Dallas Business Journal, interviewed as part of a panel of "eight labor experts" regarding pending labor and employment legislation to be considered at the beginning of President Obama's new administration and quoted in two stories, by Stacey Closser, "Labor bills are likely to advance" and "Legislation that could change employment law," published  (February 20, 2009).  

Black Enterprise Magazine, interviewed regarding advocacy skills and quoted in Marcia Reed Woodard, "What's the Point? How to Present a Stellar Argument," published (August 2, 2007).

Dallas Business Journal, interviewed regarding litigation efforts by an employer to retrieve mistaken payouts to retirees under benefits and standard contracts law and quoted in David Moore, "Verizon: Give Our Money Back," published (October 27, 2006).

Selected Presentations (Reverse Chronological Order)
Lead Commentary Presenter, Third Annual John Mercer Langston Scholarly Writing Workshop, commenting on "Judging Congressional Oversight" at Suffolk University College of Law, Boston, Massachusetts (June 30, 2012).

Co-Presenter, Association of American Law Schools Workshop for New Law Teachers, Plenary Session - "Nuts and Bolts: Tips and Tricks of Scholarship," Washington, DC (June 22, 2012).

Presenter, "A Post-Pyett Collective Bargaining Agreement to Arbitrate Statutory Discrimination Claims: What Is It Good For– Could It Be Absolutely Nothing or Really Something?" The Challenge for Collective Bargaining–The New York University 65th Annual Conference on Labor, NYU Law School, New York, NY (June 7, 2012).

Presenter, The Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements," the 50th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration at the Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas (May 2, 2012).

Presenter, Advertising and the 20/20 Commission’s Proposed Changes," as part of a panel on "Wildcards in Cyberethics: How to Capitalize on New Technology while Complying with Ethical Obligations" at the ABA Labor and Employment Section Committee on Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 28, 2012).

Pr
esenter, "Cyberspace Protection of Client Confidentiality and Client Development" as part of a panel on "20/20 Foresight?: The Product of the Ethics 20/20 Commission" at the Labor and Employment Section Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting, San Francisco, California (March 23, 2012).

Presenter, Black Worker Voice in Times of Joblessness and Anti-Racism Backlash," conference on "The Collective and the Democracy: Race, Class, Gender, Disability and Individual Rights Law," UNLV Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 23, 2012).

Presenter, "Changing the Public Sector Worker and Union Narrative in Negotiating During Tough Economic Times," conference on "The Role of ADR Mechanisms in Public Sector Labor Disputes: What Is at Stake, Where We Can Improve & How We Can Learn from the Private Sector?" The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio (February 17, 2012).

Presenter, "The Divide and Conquer Scheme to Eradicate Public Sector Labor Unions: Partisan Politics and the Race Consequences, " Association of American Law Schools, Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law program on Public Employees: Legal, Political, Economic, and Social Issues, Washington, DC (January 5, 2012).

Presenter, ABA Labor and Employment Section 5th Annual Conference, "Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Via E-Mail: Merging Federal Evidence Rule 502 With Discovery and Ethics Rules," Seattle, Washington (November 5, 2011).

Presenter, Sixteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, "The Toxicity and Incivility of Freedom-Based Defenses to Racial Harassment," San Diego, California (October 8, 2011).

Presenter, Sixth Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, "Racial Workplace Harassment and the Toxic Incivility of Unchecked Freedom-Based Defenses," Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California (September 16, 2011).

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual meeting, "Dismantling the Labor and Employment Arbitration Merger," as part of the Discussion Group on "Should Employment Discrimination Claims Continue to be Arbitrated?" Hilton Head, South Carolina (July 29, 2011).

Presenter, Second Annual John Mercer Langston Scholarly Writing Workshop, "Employee Expectations of Privacy Under the Lens of Attorney-Client Privilege," DePaul College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (June 25, 2011).

Presenter, Teaching Law School ADR Classes, "Choice and Balance in Arbitration Courses," Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California (June 22, 2011).

Presenter, Law and Society Annual Conference Panel on Looming Crises in U.S. Employment Law, "Employer-Provided Mobile Communication Devices: Keeping the Employees' Expectation of Privacy Realistic?," San Francisco, California (June 4, 2011).

Presenter, "Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements," at the 49th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration, The Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas (May 4, 2011).

Presenter, American Bar Association, "Employment Investigations in Cyberspace and the Impact of Mobile Equipment," Labor and Employment Law Section, Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee, National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Panel on Technology Tools and Legal Ethics, NYU Law School, New York, NY (April 29, 2011).

Presenter, "Employee Expectations of Privacy in Electronically Stored Information on Employer-Provided Equipment," University of Wisconsin School of Law, Honoring Jim Jones, A Hastie Fellow Reunion and Workshop, Madison, Wisconsin (April 15, 2011).

Presenter, "Using Social Networks for Employment Investigations and Its Ethical Traps," American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting Program on "Ethical Issues in Cyberspace: Using Social Networking Sites Without Getting Disbarred," San Juan, Puerto Rico (March 25, 2011).

Presenter, "Ethical Traps in Cyberspace for Employment Lawyers," Tarrant County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Monthly Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas (February 15, 2011).

Scholar-in-Residence, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Midwinter Meeting,  Los Cabos, Mexico, including Presenter, Introductory Session, "Examining the Current Merger of Labor and Employment Arbitration," (February 11, 2011) and Presenter, Closing Session, "Arbitration in the Digital Era: Privacy, Ethical, and Evidentiary Issues Regarding Cyberspace, Electronic Devices, and Social Networks," Los Cabos, Mexico (February 13, 2011).

Presenter, Labor and Employment Law Under the Obama Administration, "Reading Ricci and Pyett to Provide Racial Justice Through Union Arbitration," Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana (November 13, 2010).

Presenter, Fourth Annual Association of American Law Schools Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Conference, "Alternative Dispute Resolution of Employment Discrimination Claims: Does Race Matter When Reading Ricci and Pyett?,"University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (October 16, 2010).

Presenter, "Mock AALS Interview" at the Society of American Law Teachers and LatCrit XV Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Development Program, Denver, Colorado (October 7, 2010).

Presenter, Fifth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law ,  "Employer-Provided Mobile Communication Devices: Keeping the Employees’ Expectation of Privacy Realistic?," Washington University College of Law, St. Louis, Missouri (September 24, 2010).

Presenter, Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, "Alternative Dispute Resolution of Employment Discrimination Claims: Does Race Still Matter?," Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey (September 11, 2010). 

Presenter/Moderator, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Labor and Employment Presidential Showcase Program on Ethics in Cyberspace, "Examining Ethical Issues in Cyberspace Through Hypotheticals," San Francisco, California (August 6, 2010).

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting, Labor and Employment Panel on Workplace Privacy, "The Allure of Cyberspace and Its Employment Privacy Implications," Palm Beach, Florida (August 4, 2010). 

Presenter, Twenty-Seventh Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr., Labor and Employment Law Institute, sponsored by the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, "The Allure of Electronic Communications and the Ethical Traps They Pose for Employment Lawyers," Louisville, Kentucky (June 25, 2010).

Presenter, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Panel on Collective Labor Law: Crossing Boundaries Within and Between the Nation-State,"Unions and Racial Justice: What Pyett and Ricci Hath Joined Together, Let No Employer Put Asunder," Chicago, Illinois (May 28, 2010).

Presenter/Moderator, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, Teleconference/Webcast, "Twenty-Five Years of Employment Discrimination Law," (May 19, 2010, 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. E.S.T.).

Presenter, The Center for American and International Law, 48th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration, "The Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements," Plano, Texas (May 12, 2010).

Presenter, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Committee on Technology in the Practice and Workplace Midwinter Meeting, Panel on Virtual and Portable Workspaces and the Practice of Law, "The Allure of Cyberspace and Its Ethical Traps for Employment Lawyers,”  New York University School of Law, New York, New York (April 29, 2010).

Presenter, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Midwinter Meeting, "The Allure of Cyberspace and Its Ethical Traps for Employment Lawyers," Coronado, California (March 26, 2010).

Presenter,  Fourth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium, Panel on Employment Discrimination in a Non-Binary World: Masculinity, Segregation, and Institutional Responsibility,"Doubting the Thomases: Is Black on Black Workplace Sexual Harassment an Issue of Race or Sex or Both?," UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California (March 11, 2010).

Presenter, Third Annual Dispute Resolution Works in Progress Conference, “Employment Discrimination after the Supreme Court’s 2009 Term: A Retaliatory Check on Employers and the Arbitration Monster,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (November 14, 2009).

Presenter, University of Connecticut Law Review Symposium: Redefining Work: Implications of the Four-Day Work Week, “Four-Day Weeks and Efforts Aimed at Reducing Work Time: Employer Sympathy or Circumventing Unions and Wage Hour Laws?,” Hartford, Connecticut (October 30, 2009).

Presenter, Fourth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, “Furloughs, Reduced Workweeks and Other Efforts Aimed at Reducing Employees’ Work Hours While Still Offering Job Stability," Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey (September 25, 2009).

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference, "What Actions Will Employers, Arbitrators, and Neutral Service Providers Take in Response to the Supreme Court’s Pyett Decision?" as part of a panel on "Union Negotiated Arbitration of Statutory Discrimination Claims after 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett," Palm Beach, Florida (August 6, 2009).

Presenter, American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, "Mandatory Bargaining Over Requiring Employees to Arbitrate?" as part of a Dispute Resolution Section panel on "Negotiating Union Waivers for Statutory Discrimination Claims in Arbitration and Related Issues of Advocacy After 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett" Chicago, Illinois (July 30, 2009).

Presenter, Law and Society Annual Meeting, "Panel on Employment Discrimination in a Non-Binary World: Worker Identity, Intersectionality, and Institutional Responsibility, "Doubting the Thomases: Is Black-on-Black Sexual Harassment in the Workplace a Matter of Sex or Race or Both?," Denver, Colorado (May 28, 2009).
 
Presenter, The Center for American and International Law, 47th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration, "Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements,"  Plano, Texas (April 23, 2009).

Presenter, American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution,11th Annual Conference, panel on Whither Gilmer and Gardner-Denver?: 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett as a New Fountainhead Case in Labor Law, "Collective Bargaining Waivers to Process Statutory Discrimination Claims Through Grievance Arbitration," New York, New York (April 16, 2009).

Presenter, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, panel on "Sexual Harassment in the Union and Non-Union Setting," in which arbitrators and advocates discussed the key differences in union labor arbitration and non-union employment arbitration, Key West, Florida (March 28, 2009).

Presenter, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting, panel on Issue Conflicts, Positional Conflicts, and Business Conflicts, "Another Matter to Address in the Mandatory Arbitration Debate:  Which Side are You On Regarding Positional Conflicts of Interest?," Key West, Florida (March 27, 2009).

Presenter, Littler Mendelson Employment & Labor Law Lecture, "Where are We Going With the Merger of Employment Discrimination Claims and Alternative Dispute Resolution?," Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio (March 12, 2009).

Presenter, Texas Wesleyan Law Review Symposium, Alternative Dispute Resolution: Exploring the new standard of diligent settlement advocacy facing today’s litigator, "Why Advocates Should Not Expect Strict Adherence to the Rules of Evidence in Labor and Employment Arbitration," Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas (February 13, 2009) .

Presenter, AALS Annual Meeting, Evidence Section Poster Presentation, "No Strict Evidence Rules in Labor and Employment Arbitration," San Diego, California (January 9, 2009).

Presenter, Second Annual AALS Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Program, "Searching for the Wright and Pyett Answer to Collective Bargaining Arbitration of Statutory Claims," Arizona State College of Law, Phoenix, Arizona (October 25, 2008).

Presenter, Third Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, "Retaliatory Aspects of Compelling Employees to Arbitrate," University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California (October 24, 2008).

Presenter, Tarrant County Bar Association Brown Bag Seminar Series, Why Diversity? It's Good Business, "Ethical Obligations to Address Diversity as a Solution to Obtain a Critical Mass," Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas (October 10, 2008).

Presenter, Thirteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, Panel on Sex, Race and Other Identities at the Intersections, "Doubting the Thomases: Is Black on Black Workplace Sexual Harassment an Issue of Race or Sex or Both?" University of Seattle School of Law, Seattle, Washington (October 4, 2008).
 
Presenter, American Bar Association Annual Labor and Employment Section Conference, "Witness Preparation and Ex Parte Communications: A Fundamental Discussion," Denver, Colorado (September 11, 2008).

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference and labor and employment panel on  the Impact of Retaliation in the Workplace After Burlington v. White, "Retaliatory Aspects of Compelling Employees to Arbitrate," Palm Beach, Florida (August 1, 2008). 

Presenter, 14th National Labor-Management Relations Conference sponsored by the Federal Mediation Conciliation Services, "Identifying and Cultivating a Diverse Pool of Arbitrators: Reviewing the Biases and the Ethics Involved Within the Selection Process," Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2008).

Presenter, Twenty-Fifth Annual Carl Warns, Jr. Labor and Employment Law Institute, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, "To Prepare or not to Prepare Witnesses During An Employment Deposition: Ethically, is that not the Question or is it Balancing the Duty to the Client with the Duty to the Tribunal and Others Regarding Truthfulness?" Louisville, Kentucky (May 30, 2008) .

Presenter, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, "Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel Regarding Employment Litigation," Dana Point, California (April 4, 2008).

Presenter, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Ethics and Professionalism Committee and Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Joint Midwinter Meeting, "The Ethics of Preparing Witnesses for Testimony," Tucson, Arizona (March 27, 2008).

Presenter, Labor Employment Relations Association 60th Annual Meeting: Rebuilding America in a Changing Global Context, Workers' Rights in the Aftermath of a Disaster, "What Hurricane Katrina Should Have Taught Employers About Using Expedited ADR to Address Employment Matters in a Crisis," New Orleans, Louisiana (January 5, 2008).

Presenter, Southwest Conflict Resolution Network, "Arbitration of Employment Disputes: Will It Continue or Diminish?" SMU Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Plano, Texas (November 20, 2007).

Presenter, Twelfth Annual LatCrit Conference, Fifth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop, On Scholarship: What to Write and How to Finish, "Developing a Scholarly Agenda to Obtain Tenure: Know Yourself and Know Your Institution," Miami Beach, Florida (October 5, 2007).

Presenter, Second Annual Colloquium on  Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, "Searching for the Wright  Answer to Collective Bargaining Arbitration of Statutory Claims," Denver, Colorado (September 28, 2007).

Presenter, Texas A&M University School of Law Fall 2007 Faculty Development Speaker Colloquium Series, "Searching for the Wright Answer to Collective Bargaining Arbitration of Statutory Claims," Fort Worth, Texas (September 25, 2007) .

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Employment Law Panel on the Civil Rights Act of 1991 After Fifteen Years, "The Suspicious Enforcement of Arbitration for Title VII Claims After the Civil Rights Act of 1991 Granted the Right to Jury Trials and Punitive Damages: What Congress Could Not Have Intended," Amelia Island, Florida (July 31, 2007).

Presenter, 3rd National Conference of Minority Professionals in Alternative Dispute Resolution, "Leveraging Opportunities for Minority Arbitrators through Mandatory Arbitration Agreements," Columbus, Ohio (May 17, 2007).

Presenter, Langston Hughes Lecturer, "Black Workers and Collective Approaches to Dispute Resolution in 2007," University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (April 19, 2007) .

Commentator/Presenter, National Academy of Arbitrators 2007 Spring Education Conference, Beyond the Protocol: The Future of Due Process in Workplace Dispute Resolution, "Regarding Empirical Research on Due Process in Employment Arbitration," Chicago, Illinois (April 14, 2007).

Presenter, Southwest/Southeast People of Color Regional Scholarship Conference, Employment Panel: "Negotiating A Call to Action for Selection of Diverse Arbitrators in Employment Discrimination Matters," Orlando, Florida (Mar. 17, 2007).

Presenter, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Ethics and Professionalism Committee Midwinter Meeting: "Arbitrators' Duties When Counsel Are Or Are Not Present During Proceedings: Should the Rules of Evidence Matter?" Manzanillo, Mexico (Feb. 18, 2007).

Presenter, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Law Symposium: Rethinking the Federal Arbitration Act, "Measures to Encourage and Reward Post-Dispute Agreements to Arbitrate," Las Vegas, Nevada (January 26, 2007) .

Presenter, AALS Panel Jointly Sponsored by the Dispute Resolution and Employment Discrimination Sections, Dispute Resolution in Action: Examining the Reality of Employment Discrimination Cases Jointly, "The EEOC’s Role in Setting Policy About ADR and Why it Has Dropped the Ball Regarding Arbitration," Washington, D.C. (January 5, 2007) .

Presenter,  First Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law, ADR Panel, "Negotiating A Call to Action for Selection of Diverse Arbitrators in Employment Discrimination Matters," Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 27, 2006).

American Bar Associaton, Best of the 2006 Midwinter Meetings Teleconference Series, Bias in the Legal Profession - Et Tu, Brute? Understanding and Correcting a Pernicious Problem, "Bias in the Legal Profession in Labor and Employment Arbitrator Selection," National Teleconference (October 11, 2006).

Presenter, FMCS 13th National Labor-Management Conference, “Confronting Changing Times: Paths to Partnership: Gilmer and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 at Fifteen: Is There Any Role for Unions in Employment Discrimination Arbitration?” Chicago, Illinois (August 17, 2006).

Presenter, ABA Annual Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility: “Ethical Bias in the Selection of Arbitrators and Mediators,” Honolulu, Hawaii (August 8, 2006) .

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Law, Economics and Race, "Black Workers and Employment Discrimination Regulation: A Concern of the Past or Does Leveraging Diversity Provide Economic Justification?" Palm Beach, Florida (July 20, 2006).

Presenter, Southwest/Southeast People of Color Regional Scholarship Conference, Employment Panel: Coalition Building – A Viable Strategy? “The State of Affairs for Black Workers in the Twenty First Century: Black Males Need Not Apply?” Santa Fe, New Mexico (April 8, 2006).

Presenter, Tarrant County Bar Association, Brown Bag Seminar, “Employment Discrimination Law Update,” Fort Worth, Texas (March 31, 2006).

Presenter, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Ethics and Professionalism Committee Midwinter Meeting: “Bias Against Black Employment Attorneys and Arbitrators: The Ethical Dilemmas in Working for Employers on Matters of Race,” and “ADR Subcommittee Report: Issues that Derail Mediation of Employment Disputes for the Unrepresented Employee,” Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (March 17 and 18, 2006).

Presenter, "Race and Neutrality in ADR of Employment Discrimination Claims: Are They Divergent Interests?," Symposium on Neutrality and Impartiality in Alternative Justice, The Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA (Sep. 10, 2005). 

Presenter, "Circumventing the Ethical Ban on Ex Parte Communications Between a Lawyer and an Opposing Party or Person Represented by a Lawyer in Employment Disputes," ABA Annual Convention, Labor and Employment Section, Chicago, IL (Aug. 7, 2005).

Moderator, "Junior Faculty Works-in-Progress Panel," Southeastern Association of Law Schoools (SEALS), Hilton Head, SC (July 23, 2005).

Presenter, "The Ethics of Employer-Sponsored Legal Service Plans: Employment Discrimination Dispute Resolution in the New Millennium," 22nd Annual Carl A. Warns Labor & Employment Law Institute: University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY (June 17, 2005).

Presenter, Disparate Impact, Disparate Treatment: Discrimination in American Society, "Black Workers and Employment Dispute Resolution in the Twenty-First Century," Law and Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (June 3, 2005).

Presenter, “Subcommittee Report: Workplace Investigations and Recent Fair Credit Reporting Act Amendments: FACT Act or Fiction Act?” and “The Proverbial Elephant in the Room: Are Human Resource and Labor Relations Professionals Involved in the Unauthorized Practice of Law?,” ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Ethics Committee Midwinter Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida (Jan. 15, 2005).

Presenter, “A Critical Look at ADR in Resolving Race-Based Workplace Discrimination Disputes,” Wiley A. Branton-Howard Law Journal Memorial Symposium, The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Shaping an Agenda for the Next 40 Years, Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C. (Nov. 12, 2004).

Presenter, “Tackling Employment Discrimination With ADR: A Shield for the Haves or Real Opportunity for the Have Nots?," Employment Law Panel: Upcoming Challenges in Employment Discrimination Law,  2nd National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D. C. (Oct. 9, 2004).

Moderator, “ADR Panel,” 2nd National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 7, 2004).

Presenter, “Using Criminal Prosecution as a Bargaining Chip in Employment Mediation: A Potential Ethical Trap for the Unwary Lawyer in Some Jurisdictions,” ABA Annual Convention, Labor and Employment Section, Atlanta, Georgia (Aug. 10, 2004).

Presenter, “Self-Represented Employees in Discrimination Disputes: An Opportunity for Unions to Embrace Racial Justice,” AALS Workshop on Racial Justice in a New Millennium: From Brown to Grutter Methods to Achieve Non Discrimination and Comparable Racial Equality, Portland, Oregon (June 15, 2004).

Presenter, Law and Managing Labor Rights – “Read My Lips: No More Regulation of Employer Labor Organizing Campaign Promises," Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (May 30, 2004).

Presenter, Law and the Public-Private Dichotomy: The State and Justice– "Mediation of Employment Disputes Examined Under the Lens of Social Justice: Tilting at Neutrality Windmills While Expecting a Transformative Pipedream," Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (May 29, 2004).

Presenter, “Advocacy for Unrepresented Workplace Disputants: Power Imbalance Issues,” Problem Solving Processes: Peacemakers and the Law, Fort Worth, Texas (April 30, 2004).

Presenter, “Agreements to Arbitrate Future Employment Disputes As a Condition of Employment: Are They Really Racially Restrictive Covenants?,” ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Perspectives on Race and ADR From Law Professors of Color & Teachers of Dispute Resolution, New York, New York (April 16, 2004).

Moderator, Employment Law in the European Union, Texas A&M University School of Law and the International Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association (March 25, 2004).

Presenter, “Unauthorized Practice of Law Concerns For Neutrals in Employment Disputes,” ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Ethics Committee Midwinter Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Jan. 17, 2004).

Presenter, “Intentional Conversations About Restorative Justice, Mediation and the Practice of Law: How Does the Concept of Restorative Justice, as Compared With Justice Expressed in Mediation and the Practice of Law, Relate to a Broader Social Context, Including Dynamics of Race, Class and Other Social Identities?” Hamline University School of Law, Symposium on Advanced Issues in Dispute Resolution, St. Paul, Minnesota (Nov. 1, 2003).

Presenter, “Mediation and Unauthorized Practice of Law,” Tarrant County Association of Mediators Monthly Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas (Sep. 8, 2003).

Presenter, "Lawyers on the Road, Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Issues When Lawyers Act as Mediators, Arbitrators, Negotiators & Advisors for Employment Disputes in States Where They are Not Admitted to Practice Law," ABA Annual Convention, San Francisco, California (Aug. 10, 2003).

Presenter, "Infusing ADR in the Civil Procedure Course," AALS Midyear Civil Procedure Conference, New York, New York (June 19, 2003).

Presenter, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law 2003 Mid-Winter Meeting of ADR Committee, "An Examination of Court-Annexed and Agency-Based Mediation of Employment Disputes," San Juan, Puerto Rico (March 19, 2003).

Presenter, Role of Contract in the Modern Employment Relationship: “Opposing Excessive Use of Employer Bargaining Power in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Through Collective Employee Actions,” Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas (March 7, 2003).

Presenter, "Regulating Unkept Labor Campaign Promises," Young Scholars Workshop, Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEALS) Conference, Kiawah Island, South Carolina (Aug. 2, 2002).

Presenter, "Mandatory ADR: Impacts on Minority Groups & the Quest for Justice," AALS Annual Program, Co-sponsored by the ADR & Minority Sections, New Orleans, Louisiana (Jan. 5, 2002).

Presenter, Oxford Roundtable on Employment Discrimination, "Mandatory Mediation," St. Antony’s College, Oxford, England (Aug. 12-17, 2001).

Presenter, Council on Education in Management - Progressive Discipline, Coaching and Termination Law: “Mediation and Arbitration: Cost Effective Solutions For Improving Employee Relations,” Chicago, Illinois (Oct. 5, 1999).

Presenter, 12th Annual Loyola EEO Conference: “Retaliation: What It Is and How To Prevent It,” (May 13, 1999).

Presenter, Council on Education in Management - EEOC Compliance Practices Conference: “Steering Clear of the Trickiest Wage and Hour Issues That Set You Up For An EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit,” (May 12, 1999).

Presenter, Loyola/Center For Employment Dispute Resolution Conference, How Collective Bargaining Works and How To Improve It: “A Primer on Labor Relations and Preparing For Collective Bargaining Negotiations” and “Evidentiary Problems in Arbitration,” (June 11, 1998).

Presenter, 11th Annual Loyola EEO Conference: “Due Process and Effective Strategies for Lawful Terminations,” (Apr. 24, 1998).

Presenter, Illinois Chamber of Commerce: “Navigating Wage and Hour Minefields” and “New Privacy Issues For Illinois Employees,” (Oct. 1997 - Rockford, Illinois and June 1997 - Chicago, Illinois).

Presenter, Chicago Association of Minority Recruiters, “Mediation and Other Available Alternatives To Litigating Employment Disputes” (May 1997).

Presenter, 10th Annual Loyola EEO Conference: Hiring, Firing and Everything in Between - Managing A Diverse Workforce in the 90s, “Employment Discrimination Issues in Mentoring, Career Development and Performance Appraisals:  Can We All Just Move Along?” Chicago, Illinois (Oct. 15, 1996).

Presenter, 9th Annual Loyola EEO Conference: EEO Law, Diversity and Affirmative Action, “How to Hire, Promote, and Terminate Without Getting the Employment Discrimination Blues” Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 9, 1995).

Guest, “WVON Live” Radio Show, WVON-1450 AM (10 minute interview discussing Center For Employment Dispute Resolution, upcoming EEO Conference and ADR) Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 8, 1995).

Guest, “Sunday Morning Live” Radio Show, WVAZ-102.7 FM (60 minute interview discussing Center For Employment Dispute Resolution, upcoming EEO Conference and ADR) Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 5, 1995).

Guest, “Chicago Connection” Radio Show, WBBM-96.3 FM (30 minute interview discussing Center For Employment Dispute Resolution, upcoming EEO Conference and ADR) Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 5, 1995).

Guest, “Minority Business Report” Television Show, WGN-TV Superstation, Channel 9 (10  minute interview discussing Center For
Employment Dispute Resolution, upcoming  EEO Conference and ADR) Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 4, 1995)

Community Interests
Member, Executive Committee, Labor Relations and Employment Law Section, AAALS since 2012
Member, Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), FInance and Legal Affairs Committee since 2011
Neutral Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Member, Consultative Group for the American Law Institute's Restatement of Employment Law Project
Panel Member, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) Labor Arbitration Panel
Panel Member, American Arbitration Association National Roster of Labor Arbitrators
Panel Member, Cornell Institute on Conflict Resolution National Roster of Employment Arbitrators and Employment Mediators
Panel Member, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Trial Board since 2008
Neutral Co-Chair, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Regional Student Trial Competition
Former Member, City of Fort Worth Employee Mediation Center Advisory Committee
Former Member, Tarrant County Bar Association Diversity Commitee
Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Advocacy Committee

Personal Interests
Employment and labor arbitration and mediation, movies, music, and sports, especially basketball

Links of Interest
http://www.eeoc.gov
http://www.dol.gov

http://www.nlrb.gov

http://www.dilbert.com