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ADR Neutral: Nancy Maisano

Nancy Maisano
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
SEATTLE, WA 98101
Tel: 206-957-1955

Focus of Practice

Currently working as a full-time mediator. Performed more than 1,500 mediations. Prior law practice focused on employment discrimination and labor.

Legal Experience

MEDIATION Maisano Mediation, LLC -- Full-time mediator and founder of a mediation and employment solutions services firm based in Seattle and serving the Pacific Northwest region. Expertise in employment discrimination claims based on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual harassment, pregnancy, age and disability as well as other employment-related disputes. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -- Full-time mediator responsible for convening and conducting more than 100 mediations per year, consistently achieving a greater than 90 percent success rate. U.S. EEOC -- Trial Attorney Schwerin Campbell Barnard -- Associate in labor and employment firm in Seattle.

Court Admissions

Maryland Supreme Court 1990 U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Washington Supreme Court U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

LSU, Baton Rouge, 1987, B.A. cum laude University of Baltimore, 1990, J.D. cum laude

Professional Associations

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, American Bar Association, ADR and Employment and Labor sections Washington State Bar Association, ADR and Employment and Labor sections King County Bar Association, ADR and Employment and labor sections Washington Women Lawyers

ADR Training

NW ADR Conference, 12 hours/conference, Washington Law School Foundation, Washington State Bar Association and Washington Mediation Association, Seattle, 2002-2015. American Bar Association ADR Section Conference, 20 hours/conference, Seattle, WA, 2002, 2008, New York, NY, 2009, San Francisco, CA, 2010, Chicago 2013, Seattle 2015, New York, 2016. Crossroads of Conflict - Advanced Mediation Training with Kenneth Cloke, 6 hours/session, Antioch University and Washington Mediation Association, Seattle, WA, 2007, 2009. A Place at the Table Training Conference, 10 hours, Seattle Federal Executive Board, Seattle, WA, 2006. Pepperdine University Advanced Mediation Practice, 20 hours, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA, 2005, 2011, 2013. Advanced Mediation Training, 24 hours, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C., 2003. Professional Mediation Skills Certificate Training, 40 hours, University of Washington Law School/ Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA, 2002. Mediation Skills Training, 40 hours, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C. 2001.

ADR Experience

For the last 15 years worked as a full-time mediator, 9 in private practice and 6 at the EEOC. Successfully mediated more than 800 employment disputes.

ADR Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Contracts, Employment, Torts