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Speaking Engagements

  • “Mediation Primer: Save your clients time and money,” New York State Society of CPAs & CFPs, Panelist (January 26, 2016)
  • “Mediation of Employment Disputes,” Employment Law Institute, PLI, Panelist (October 22, 2015)
  • “Psychological Issues in Employment Law,” PLI, Panelist (March 16, 2015)
  • “Navigating the Arbitration Maze,” Westchester County Bar Association (October 2014)
  • “Making Mediation Work for You and Your Clients,” Westchester County Bar Association, Panel Chair, April 2014
  • “Managing the Arbitration Hearing,” Panel Chair & Speaker, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (July 2010)
  • “Ethics in Mediation,” Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the ADR Section of the New York State Bar (January 2010)“
  • The New Ethical Rules and Practical Strategies for Settling Cases,” Moderator, Westchester County Bar Association (June 2009)
  • "How to Settle Cases," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, (July 2008)
  • "Mediation," Pace Law School New Transitions Program (May 2008)
  • "How to Settle Cases," Panel Chair, Westchester County Bar Association (April 2008)
  • "Mediation Skills for Women & Minority Attorneys," Panelist, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (October 2007)
  • "Arbitration from the Arbitrator's Perspective," New York County Lawyers Association (May 2007)
  • "Alternate Careers for Lawyers," Women on the Move Conference, New York State Bar Association (April 2007)
  • "Diversity: What Labor & Employment Lawyers Need to Know," New York State Bar Association (January 2007) (Panel Chair)
  • “What's New in Arbitration," Westchester County Bar Association, (September 2006)
  • “Women in Negotiations: Practical Tips to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills,” Association of the Bar of the City of New York (July 2006).
  • “Mediation of Employment Disputes: What Works, What Doesn’t,” NYSBA Labor & Employment Committee Annual Meeting (March 2006)
  • "Conducting Investigations of Complaints of Employment Discrimination," New York County Lawyers Association, December 2004 (Panel Chair)
  • "Bringing the Commercial Case: From Commencement Through Trial," Pace University Law School, December 2004
  • "Why ADR Works," Westchester County Bar Association, October 2004 (Panel Chair)
  • "Becoming A Mediator and Building A Successful Practice," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, May 2004 (Panelist)
  • "New Approaches to Conflict Resolution in The Workplace: A Panel Discussion," American Bar Association, 6th Annual Conference of the Section of Dispute Resolution, April 2004 (Panel Chair)
  • "ADR: A Best Practice for Innovative Organizations," Catalyst, April 2004
  • "Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process under the ADA", New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Committee, Fall Meeting, September 2003 (Neutral Panelist)
  • "Resolving Workplace Disputes Without Litigation: Perspectives from the Parties and the Neutral," Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, Annual Conference, June 20, 2003 (Panel Chair)


  • “Mediation of Class Actions On Wage-and-Hour Matters,” New York Law Journal (April 3, 2015)
  • “Dealing with Emotions in Mediation of Employment Disputes,” PLI (March 16, 2015)
  • “Keys to A Successful Mediation,” Westchester Lawyer (September 2014)
  • “Settling Cases: Practical Steps To Becoming a Better Negotiator,” New York Law Journal (July 9, 2009) (view article)
  • Ruth’s article, “Why Mediation Works to Settle Workplace Disputes,”New York State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Newsletter (Spring 2009) (view article)
  • "Coming to Terms: Mediation of Campus Disputes," University Business Magazine (September 2008) (view article)
  • “What Law Firm Administrators Should Know About Preventing Litigation With Employees,” Association of Legal Administrators (New York City Chapter) November/December 2007 (view article)
  • "Attorneys as Negotiators: Practical Steps to Becoming a Better Negotiator," Westchester Bar Journal, Vol. 34 (Winter 2007)
  • “How Mediation Works: A Guide to Effective Use of ADR,” Employee Relations Law Journal (Autumn 2007) (view article)
  • "Why Mediation Works," Employment Law Strategist (January 2005)
    (view article)
  • "ADR: A User's Guide," Westchester Bar Journal, Vol. 31 (Spring/Summer 2004)
  • "Becoming a Mediator: Marketing Your Practice & Yourself," Association of the Bar of the City of New York (May 2004)
  • "Building a Business Case for ADR Makes Dollars and Sense," ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (April 2004)
  • "Mediators Can Best Help Those Who Help Themselves," New York Law Journal (December 2003)
    (view article)
  • "E-mails: Smoking Guns in Employment Litigation," Employment Law Strategist (September 2003)
    (view article)
  • "Resolving Employment Disputes Without Litigation," Westchester Business Journal (July 2003)
  • "Re-Tooling of Dispute Resolution in New York & Beyond," New York Employment Law Newsletter (July 2003)

For copies of publications, please send email to Ruth D. Raisfeld.

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