Martin F. Scheinman, Esq., has served as a full-time arbitrator and mediator since 1979. During his career, Mr. Scheinman has decided or helped resolve over 20,000 disputes. Scheinman is widely viewed as one of the busiest and most acceptable neutrals in the United States. Initially serving only on labor/management disputes, in the last decade, his practice has evolved into also serving as a neutral in business, consumer and employment matters.
Mr. Scheinman, BS, MS from Cornell University, JD from New York University School of Law, is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Bar Association and the La-bor and Employment Relations Association (“LERA”). His panel memberships include AAA, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), New York State Public Employment Rela-tions Board, New Jersey State Board of Mediation and the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining. His portfolio of experience includes serving as an industry impartial chairman for several union and management associations covering over 50,000 employees, and as the perma-nent arbitrator in over 400 contracts in the private and public sector involving thousands of em-ployees. Mr. Scheinman has mediated over 1,000 business and employment disputes involving almost $10 billion dollars cumulatively. He has been involved in resolving many of the most high-ly publicized cases regarding discrimination claims, the breakup of business partners and collec-tive bargaining disputes impacting hundreds of thousands of workers.
Mr. Scheinman has received numerous honors, including: A “Lifetime Appointment” as Presiden-tial Councilor to the Cornell University President; the Judge William B. Groat Award; the LERA – Robert MacGregor Award; the Peggy Browning Fund Award; the Sphinx Head Society at Cornell University; and, along with his wife Laurie, was named one of Cornell University’s Most Prominent Benefactors in 2013.
Mr. Scheinman presently sits on the Cornell University Board of Trustees; the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association; the Council of Overseers of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at Long Island University. He is a Neutral Member of the Executive Board of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, and is President of Equal-ity Long Island. Mr. Scheinman is actively involved in social justice, philanthropic organizations and political campaigns. Along with his wife, they have hosted senators, members of Congress, a former President of the United States, as well as dozens of state and local officials at their resi-dences.
The Scheinmans are the benefactors of the Martin and Laurie Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, the ILR School at Cornell University and the Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Con-flict Resolution, which is located at ILR Cornell and the Cornell Law School.