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Martin F. Scheinman

Martin F. Scheinman

Sands Point, NY, USA

Martin F. Scheinman obtained his B.A. degree from Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations with a B.S. in 1975 and a M.S.  in 1976.  He graduated from New York University Law School in 1979.             

Mr.  Scheinman has served as an ad hoc and contract arbitrator in private and public disputes and has arbitrated  over 10,000 disputes throughout the United States, including those involving discipline and discharge, seniority, job classifications, incentive rates, promotions, overtime, subcontracting, welfare and pensions funds, insurance and disability plans, fringe benefits and jurisdictional disputes.  He has also served as arbitrator in over 200 interest arbitration cases and has chaired a majority of those panels.

Mr. Scheinman has also arbitrated over 100 private claims of discrimination brought by individuals or class members alleging racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and sexual discrimination. 

Mr. Scheinman has mediated more than 750 employment cases, on an individual, collective and class basis in the banking and financial services industries, entertainment, sports, hospitality, including catering and restaurants, healthcare, construction, pharmaceutical, utilities and sales.   Such disputes involve FLSA and other wage statutory issues; including claims for gratuities, discrimination involving race, gender, age sexual orientation and whistleblower claims.

Mr. Scheinman has mediated over 2,500 Labor-Management public and private sector disputes, as well as over 50 commercial disputes involving class and collective actions, product liability claims, consumer protection statutes, dissolution of and valuation of partnerships,  and winding up of professional partnerships and corporations. 

He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Bar Association, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association.   His panel memberships include AAA, FMCS, New York State PERB, and the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining.

Mr. Scheinman serves as a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and as Neutral Member of the Executive Board of Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations.

Mr. Scheinman is the benefactor of the Martin and Laurie Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, ILR Cornell University and the benefactor of the Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution at ILR  Cornell and the Cornell Law School.

Since 1978 Mr. Scheinman has lectured at the Cornell ILR on arbitration, discipline and grievance handling.   Throughout his career, Mr. Scheinman has spoken extensively on various ADR topics.

Mr. Scheinman has received numerous honors including “Lifetime Appoint” as Presidential Councilor to Cornell University President; Judge William B. Groat Award, LERA, Robert MacGregor Award; Peggy Browning Fund Award; Sphinx Head Society, Cornell University.


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