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About Geoff

Geoff DruckerGeoff Drucker is the Manager of Dispute Resolution Services for the American Health Lawyers Association. He is an adjunct professor at both George Washington University’s School of Law and George Mason University’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Geoff is a speaker, trainer, and mediator. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Michele Werner, his step-daughter, Hannah Petitti, and his son, Jackson.

Experience

The American Health Lawyers Association
Manager, Dispute Resolution Services (2011-present)

The McCammon Group
Director of Federal Projects (2005-2011)

George Washington University School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law (2003-present)
Teach Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Negotiation

George Mason University, School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution
Adjunct Professor (2007-present)
Teach Fundamentals of Negotiation and Conflict in Organizations

U. S. Postal Service
Chief Counsel, Dispute Resolution & Prevention (2001- 2005)
Staff Attorney (1985- 2001)

Mediation and Arbitration Panels

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (2005-present)
  • Federal Shared Neutrals Program (1996-2005)
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Civil Division (1991-1995)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution (co-chair of health law committee)
  • D.C. Bar Association, Chair of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2006-2013)
  • Member, Virginia Interagency Advisory Council on Alternative Dispute Resolution (2009-2011)

Presentations on Dispute Resolution

ADR Assessment Tools
Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (now Association for Conflict Resolution) (October 13, 1999)

Representing Clients Effectively in Court Ordered and Other Mediation
New York City Bar (November 16, 1999)

Training Lawyers in Mediation Advocacy
Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (April 8, 2000)

The Attorney’s Role in Transformative Mediation
Panel Chair
Annual Meeting of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (April 5, 2002)

The Next Challenge for Dispute Resolution Systems: Sustaining High Performance over Time
Panel Chair
Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (March 21, 2003)

How to Design and Implement Federal Regulatory ADR Programs
Annual Meeting of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (April 16, 2005)

Mediating Complex and Multi-Party Disputes
Moderator
District of Columbia Bar Association (November 8, 2006)

Making Difficult Conversations Easier
Center for Leadership Development
National Alliance on Mental Illness (March 23, 2006)

Mediating Complex and Multi-Party Disputes
Moderator
District of Columbia Bar Association (November 8, 2006)

Public Hearings in the United States
Visiting Delegation from State Council of China (visiting delegation)
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (November 10, 2006)

Mediation of Individual Employment Disputes
Moderator
District of Columbia Bar Association (June, 2007)

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Matching the Forum to the Fuss
Washington College of Law ADR Society
American University (February 20, 2008)

Art of Negotiation
CACI Learning Series (October 21, 2009)

Mediation Advocacy
Continuing Legal Education Course
District of Columbia Bar Association (January 11, 2010)

Resolving 21st Century Disputes
Virginia Mediation Network—Plenary Session (March 20, 2011)

Court-Ordered Mediation
Panel Discussion, George Mason University Law School (March 31, 2011)

Resolving 21st Century Disputes
Virginia Interagency Advisory Council on Alternative Dispute Resolution (June 23, 2011)

Articles on Dispute Resolution

The Postal Service’s Decision to Use Transformative Mediation
Resource Book for Managing Employment Disputes
CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2004

Peddling Toward Prevention
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Newsletter (Fall, 2006)

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Control Your Destiny
American Bar Association, In-House Litigator Newsletter (Spring, 2007)

What it Takes to Mediate
American Bar Association
The Young Lawyer (December, 2007)

Mediation Advocacy: The View from Across the Table
American Bar Association, The Young Lawyer (January, 2008)

Education

  • Stanford University, B.A. with distinction, 1982
  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • George Mason University, M.S. Conflict Analysis & Resolution, 1997

Volunteer Service

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the National Capital Area (board member since 2010)
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center (former board member and co-president)
  • RESULTS-A Citizens Lobby (former regional coordinator and group leader)
  • Big Brothers Program (former Big Brother)
  • Arlington County Tennis Association (former chair of youth programs)

Personal

Geoff lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Michele Werner, his step-daughter, Hannah Petitti, and his son, Jackson.

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