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EEOC Mediation Program Turns 20; N.Y. District Names Reinman Supervisory ADR Coordinator

NEW YORK - Attorney and mediator David L. Reinman has been appointed as supervisory ADR (alternative dispute resolution) coordinator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) New York District, the federal agency announced.

Over the past 20 years, the EEOC's mediation program continues to enhance the Commission's efforts to resolve discrimination charges in a timely manner. In FY 2018 mediations secured over $165.8 million in benefits for discrimination victims nationally.

Nationally about two-thirds of EEOC mediation efforts were successful in FY 2018. Moreover, in FY 2018, the mediation program achieved a participant satisfaction rate of 97.2%.

Mediation offers an alternative to the traditional investigative or litigation process. The use of mediation is a key component of the EEOC's efforts to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Mediation is offered to facilitate early resolution. The decision to mediate is completely voluntary for both parties and is strictly confidential at every stage. During a mediation session, a neutral facilitator helps the parties negotiate resolution of disputes, a win-win outcome for everyone involved.

Reinman has been a staff mediator at the New York District for nearly five years. Previously he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice. He came to the EEOC in August 2014. He earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law and his LL.M. in dispute resolution from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

"We are excited that Mr. Reinman will now be leading our team of mediators," said EEOC New York District Director Kevin Berry. "He has been central to our major mediation achievements over recent years."

Reinman said, "It is an honor and privilege to serve as this District's ADR Coordinator. We stand committed to providing employees, employers and their representatives with an effective means of resolving their employment disputes through a cost-free, fair and neutral mediation process."

The EEOC's New York District includes all of New England, New York and most of New Jersey.

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