Since 2003, Lisa has had her own law and dispute resolution practice in Suffolk County, New York. Her dispute resolution activities include membership on the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals as a Commercial, Employment and Consumer Mediator and Arbitrator. Lisa also mediates workplace and construction disputes for MWI and is on the mediation panels for federal and state courts in New York. She also represents clients in settlement negotiations, mediations and arbitrations.
Lisa Renee Pomerantz has more than forty years of varied legal and dispute resolution experience. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University and from Boston University Law School where she was on the Law Review, Lisa spent a year as a law clerk to a federal court judge. Following a stint as a litigation attorney in private practice, she worked for more than fifteen years as a senior level in-house attorney for a major corporation. Her responsibilities there included transactional matters, compliance initiatives, dispute resolution and counseling clients on a broad variety of corporate, employment, antitrust and intellectual property matters. Since 2003, Lisa has had her own legal, training and dispute resolution practice. For the last five years, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Touro Law School where she coached the Touro Mediation Team to the finals of the New York State Bar Association Mediation Competition.
Lisa managed litigation and dispute resolution throughout the U.S. and Canada for NEC from 1987 to 2003, winning an employee recognition award for achieving outstanding results and cost-savings. She has mediated and arbitrated numerous cases as a Commercial, Employment and Consumer Panel member for the AAA, including insurance disputes, business partnership disputes, professional services disputes, and intellectual property disputes. She also mediates workplace and construction cases for MWI and is a mediation panel member for New York state and federal courts. She has also resolved numerous commercial, corporate and employment disputes as settlement counsel, including wrongful termination claims, copyright and trademark infringement claims, business partnership disputes, and contract claims.
Preparation, attentiveness conscientious neutrality and the ability to create rapport are key to a neutral’s effectiveness. A mediator must come to understand the nature of the dispute, the applicable legal constraints, the parties’ perceptions of their interests and concerns, whether the parties want or need to preserve their relationship, the nature of barriers to resolution, and the history of any settlement negotiations. This helps the mediator adjust her approach to best assist the parties in resolving their conflict and, if relevant, preserve and even improve their relationship. When appropriate, I can be evaluative, offer suggestions for approaches to resolution, or coach the parties in managing conflict. For more on my approach, please view the recording of a March, 2021 presentation I did on The Value of Transparency in Mediation posted at https://www.acrgny.org/RTB-Videos.
J.D., 1979, Boston University Law School;
B.A., cum laude, 1976, Harvard University
I generally charge $350-400 per hour for mediation services.