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Loretta Attardo

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United States - MA
Mediation Profile
Loretta Attardo serves as a Mediator and Arbitrator in domestic and international matters including employment, labor and commercial disputes. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Neutrals serving on its panel of Mediators and as an Arbitrator on its employment and labor panels. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and former Council Member of the Americal Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. Loretta T. Attardo is an experienced employment and labor mediator, arbitrator and workplace investigator. She is also a frequent speaker on national employment law panels. For twenty seven years her law practice concentrated in labor and employment matters, representing individual plaintiffs as well as counseling business corporations, and serving as arbitrator or mediator in employment disputes. Since 2006 she has transitioned her practice to concentrate on employment and labor mediations, arbitrations, fact finding investigations and case evaluations. In 1992 she established her private law practice after more than a dozen years as an attorney in the Legal Departments of the New England Telephone Company, NYNEX Information Resources Company, and at the Boston law firm of Nutter, McClennen and Fish. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section's governing Council. She has served as co chair of the ABA Labor Section's CLE Committee, Annual Meeting Co- Chair and Program Co- Chair of the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee. Attorney Attardo earned her JD and Masters in Slavic languages and literature at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her BA, cum laude, from Brandeis University. She maintains offices in Boston and Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Recent Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator (sample cases only) : Sexual Harassment case between associate attorney, law partner and law firm; disability discrimination and failure to accommodate case between mentally handicapped employee and health care facility; age discrimination case between long term retail employee and large retail chain; age discrimination case between long term sales employee and merged pharmaceutical firms; Gender Discrimination and sexual harassment case between longterm executive employee and large federal contractor; state and federal wage claims against start-up technology company and against food service chain; class action wage claims involving misclassification in insurance industry; class action wage claim for tips payment in food service industry; sexual harassment case involving major media outlet; executive level gender discrimination claim involving financial services industry; faculty termination claim involving prep school.
In Mediation I endeavor to tailor my approach to the unique needs of the parties involved in the dispute. I use various styles of mediation ( facilitative, transformative and evaluative) as necessary and appropriate. This might mean insisting that a spouse or family member be present during mediation sessions. In an emotionally charged dispute, it might mean that the parties never meet in joint session during the mediation. Mediation is often the opportunity for an individual employee or a manager to be heard concerning the dispute in a manner which is not permitted in formal litigation. I encourage the parties to actively participate with their attorneys in the mediator's private caucus sessions, allowing them to understand that, in mediation, the parties have control over the final outcome and an opportunity to creatively fashion a remedy which is meaningful to the party but which might not otherwise be available from a judge, jury or arbitrator.
Areas of particular experience as a mediator include: Breach of employment contract Severance agreements Covenants not to compete Employment discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation) Sexual Harassment Reasonable accommodation Wrongful termination Denial of tenure Professional practice (medical) employment disputes Class action wage claims Private school faculty discipline/dismissal

$350 Per Hour. Houly rate includes study time (document review and preparation). Cancellation fee if less than two weeks notice. No charge for travel time under 100 miles from home location.

Loretta Attardo is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association Labor and Employment and Dispute Resolution Sections. She has served as Co- chair of the ABA Labor Section's CLE Committee, Annual Meeting Co- Chair and Program Co-Chair of the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators for commercial and employment and labor disputes, the AAA's Northeast Regional Advisory Committee on Employment Dispute Resolution. In 1998 she was inducted as a Fellow into the National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Training and Education
Cornell University Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution, Advanced Employment Mediator Training - 2003: North Shore Mediation Services Training - 30 hours, 2000; American Bar Association, Employment Mediator Training- 1998, 1999; AAA Neutrals Conference - 2004; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference- 2009; Mediator Training conducted - ABA LEL Section, ADR Committee 2008; ABA LEL Section National Teleconference - Mediation Strategies for Selection to Rescue of the Falterning Mediation - 2008.

AAA/ABA/ACR Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators.

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process

NASPPG ABA-Section of Dispute Resolution Arbitrators and Mediators Professional Liability Insurance - Complete Equity Markets, Inc. $1,000,000.

Loretta Attardo