Elliot H. Shaller, Esq. – Labor & Employment Arbitrator and Mediator
Elliot Shaller is an arbitrator and mediator of labor and employment disputes. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Shaller serves on multiple arbitration and mediation rosters and panels. These include: the American Arbitration Association’s panels for labor arbitration, and employment arbitration, employee benefits arbitration and employment mediation; the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s roster of labor arbitrators; the National Mediation Board’s panel of arbitrators; and the rosters of several state labor and/or employment boards. From 2009-2019, Mr. Shaller served as the Deputy Chairman and Member of the Foreign Service Grievance Board, a grievance appeals body that adjudicates grievances filed by Foreign Service Officers, or their exclusive bargaining agent, against the State Department or other foreign affairs agency.
Prior to becoming a full time arbitrator and mediator in 2005, Mr. Shaller practiced labor and employment law for twenty-five years, including serving as a partner at two Washington D.C. law firms. During this time period he served as lead counsel in hundreds of matters, including cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations and mediations. He also represented clients in collective bargaining and advised clients on the full gamut of labor, employment and personnel subjects, including those arising under the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Railway Labor Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act.
From 2006-2009, Mr. Shaller was an Adjunct Law Professor at the George Washington University Law School, where he taught an upper level course on mediation. He has also lectured before a variety of organizations and written extensively in law reviews and other publications on arbitration, mediation, labor and employment law issues.
Mr. Shaller has played a leadership role in professional organizations dealing with labor-management relations and labor and employment law. He is currently the Regional Chair for the National Academy of Arbitrator’s District of Columbia Region.
Mr. Shaller is a 1977 graduate of the George Washington University Law School (“GW”). He also has a Master of Laws Degree (L.L.M.) in Labor Law from GW.