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Professional Licenses:   Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1979; U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1979; U.S. Supreme Court, 2006


Professional Associations:  

  • National Academy of Arbitrators

  • American Arbitration Association


  • Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution

  • Mediation One

  • U.S. Department of Labor Mediation Program

  • National Mediation Board

  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

  • NYS Human Rights Arbitration Panel

  • NYS Bar Association, ADR and Labor & Employment Sections


Education:   Cornell University (BS, Industrial and Labor Relations-1974);  Hofstra University School of Law (JD-1978)


Selected Speaking Engagements and Publications:    Distinguished Speakers Forum, “Learning the Art of Mediation and Arbitration” (St. John’s Law School, 2017); “Meet the Mediators/Ask the Arbitrators” (NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section, 2013); “Arbitration in Professional Sports” (St. John’s Law School, 2013); “Arbitration In A Time of Economic Crisis” (Cornell/AAA, 2009). Publications include “Differences in Arbitrating Labor and Employment Disputes,” NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL (July 10, 1996) (adapted from presentation at AAA Employment Arbitration Training, 5/96). Frequent lecturer for the American Arbitration Association; Cornell University, ILR; and Labor Arbitration Institute.  Various additional articles and speeches on contemporary employment-related issues.


Awards and Honors2013 – 2022   Metro Edition Super Lawyers-ADR; Cornell ILR Jean T. McKelvey

Neutral-in-Residence for Academic Year 2022-2023.

 Ralph S. Berger, Esq.

Mediator, Arbitrator

917- 701-5220
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