Elliot H. Shaller, Esq. – Labor Arbitrator and Mediator
Elliot Shaller is an arbitrator and mediator of labor and employment disputes. He serves on multiple arbitration and mediation rosters and panels, including, the American Arbitration Association’s panels for labor and employment arbitration and for employment mediation, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s roster of labor arbitrators, the National Mediation Board’s panel of arbitrators, the Center for Public Resource’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and the rosters of several state labor and/or employment boards. Mr. Shaller is also the Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Service Grievance Board and serves as a Special Magistrate for the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission.
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 was recently elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He has also served as President of the District of Columbia Chapter of the Society of Federal Labor and Employment Relations Professionals.
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.