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Mediator Information
Name Linda S. Klibanow
Law Firm Law Offices of Linda S. Klibanow
Location Pasadena
Practice Areas
Sex, Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Medical Condition, and Age Discrimination and related Harassment; Family and Medical Leave; Whistleblower Retaliation; Wrongful Termination; Violation of USERRA; Wage/Hour; Employee Discipline; Employee Privacy; Employment Breach of Contract; Employment Civil Rights; Labor Relations; Collective Bargaining; Reduction in Force; Retaliatory Discharge; Unfair Labor Practices; Union – Management Relations; Workplace Violence
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
1977
Education
  • Tufts University
  • Juris Doctorate, Yale University (1975)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard College, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1972)

ADR-Specific Education 

  • "Separate & Unequal, Arbitration and Private Justice," Los Angeles County Bar Association (since 2012)
  • AAA and ICDR Neutral Conference, American Arbitration Association (2012)
  • "Workplace Arbitration Agreements after Concepcion and Horton," Los Angeles County Bar Association (2012)
  • Annual Meeting, National Academy of Arbitrators (2011)
  • "Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause in Labor Arbitration," ABA Dispute Resolution Section (2011)
  • "The Future of Mandatory Arbitration," ABA Dispute Resolution Section (2011)
  • Labor Arbitrator Training, FMCS Institute (2010)
  • "Mediation Confidentiality: Issues and Current Cases," Los Angeles County Bar Association (2010)
  • 12th Annual Spring Conference, AAA, Section of Dispute Resolution (2010)
  • "Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: What You Need to Know!" AAA (2009)
  • "Current Issues in Employment Arbitration: The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 Legislation & Recent Court Decisions," AAA (2009)
  • 4th Annual Arbitration Training Institute, ABA Dispute Resolution Section (2009)
  • "The New Frontier—Science of the Mind," Southern California Mediation Association (2008) 
  • "The Standard for Efficient and Cost Effective Arbitration," AAA Arbitration Roadmap (2008)
  • "Arbitration Skills—Making Lemonade Out of Lemons," California Employment Lawyers Association (2008)
  • "Sound Perspectives on ADR," ABA Dispute Resolution Section 10th Annual Conference (2008)
  • "The Masterful Employment Law Mediation," Southern California Mediation Association, (2007)
  • "Making the Transition from Advocate to Mediator," Los Angeles County Bar Association (2007)
  • "The Art and Science of Mediation," Southern California Mediation Association (2006)
  • "Winning at Mediation," Southern California Mediation Association (2006)
  • Mediation Training, EEOC (2006)
  • "Breaking Down Barriers in Employment Mediation," Southern California Mediation Association (2006)
  • "Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration," AAA (2006)
  • "Arbitration in Employment Cases & Employment Mediation," Southern California Mediation Association (2006)
  • "Perspectives on ADR," ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law (2006)
  • "Religion & Ethics Conference-Lawyers, Faith & Peacemaking," Pepperdine University School of Law (2006)
  • "Chairing an Arbitration Panel – Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics," AAA (2005) 
  • Mediation Training, EEOC (2005)
  • Mediation Training, DFEH (2005)
  • Absolute Mediator, Southern California Mediation Association (2005)
  • "Cutting Edge of Mediation," Southern California Mediation Association (2004)
  • "Mediating Employment/Workplace Disputes," Southern California Mediation Association (2004)
  • "Elder Abuse, Early Resolution," AAA (2004)
  • Arbitration Awards-Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, AAA (2004)
  • "Mediating Elder Abuse Claims," L.A. Superior Court (2002)
  • Employment Arbitrator II Training, Advanced Case Management, AAA (2002)
  • "How the Pros Prepare for Mediation," Los Angeles County Bar Association (2002)
  • Arbitrator Update, AAA (2001)
  • ADR-Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution, L.A. Superior Court (2001)
  • Employment Arbitrator Training, AAA (2000)
  • "Mediating the Litigated Case," Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution (2000)
  • "The Art of Facilitating Settlement," Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution (2000)
  • Mediation Training, EEOC (1998)
  • Mediation Training Program, University of California, Los Angeles Extension (1997)
  • "Civil and Workplace Mediation," Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services (1996)
  • "Training Attorneys to Become Mediators," California State Bar Association (1996)
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution," ABA (1994)
  • Mediation Advocacy (Labor) Seminar, AAA (1992)
Bar Memberships
  • State of California (1977)
Professional Association Memberships
  • California & National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • State Bar of California
    • Member, Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
    • Employment Arbitrator and Mediator Panels
    • Labor Arbitrator Panel
  • Employment Arbitrator and Mediator Panels, Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC)
  • Employment Arbitrator & Mediator Panels, IVAMS
  • Roster of Labor Arbitrators, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS)
  • Roster of Arbitrators, California State Mediation & Conciliation Service (CSMCS)
  • Mediator Panel, State of California, Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Mediator, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Mediator Panel, Riverside Superior Court
  • Mediator Panel, Court of Appeal – 2nd Appellate District
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Former Member, Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Dispute Resolution Section
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law li>
    • Member of subcommittees on ADR and International Labor and Employment Law
    • Advisory Panel
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Hearing Officer, Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission
  • Hearing Officer, City of Los Angeles Civil Service Commission
  • Hearing Officer, City of Santa Monica (Labor Relations and Employee Discipline Panel)
  • Founding Member, Mediators Beyond Borders
Additional Information
For nearly 40 years Linda Klibanow has focused her practice in the field of labor and employment law. At different times in her career she has represented both management and labor, both defense and plaintiff. She has served as a labor and employment “neutral” for over 20 years as an arbitrator, hearing officer, mediator and neutral fact-finder. Klibanow is an expert in all of the practice areas referenced above and also is available to serve in international dispute resolution matters.