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Phone: (212) 763-6801

44 Valley Road

New Rochelle, NY 10804

Alfred Feliu

Profession:

Attorney, Employment and Commercial Law

Current Employer:

Feliu Natural Services, LLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ ADA Disability ✔ Class Actions
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander) ✔ EEOC
✔ Employment ✔ Entertainment
✔ Executive Compensation ✔ Family Businesses
✔ Labor/Unions ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Non-profit Organizations ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Sports ✔ Torts
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes ✔ Workers Compensation

Experience:

Mr. Feliu has been a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Employment Disputes Panel since its inception in 1996. He has since joined the AAA’s Large, Complex Commercial Panel and its Class Action Panel. He is also a long-time panelist on CPR’s Employment Disputes and Commercial Panels and a panelist with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He has been appointed to serve as arbitrator in over 400 cases

Work History:

Feliu Neutral Services, LLC, 2016-present Vandenberg & Feliu, 1998-2016 Paul Hastings, 1987-1998 Finley Kumble, 1985-87 Benetar Isaacs Bernstein & Schair, 1984-85 Law Clerk, Hon. Nina Gershon, Magistrate Judge, SDNY, 1982-84 Educational Fund for Individual Rights, 1981-82

Cases:

Representative claims in the commercial setting arbitrated to an award include: general breach of contract disputes; breach of fiduciary duty claims; partnership disputes; fraud and fraud-in-the-inducement claims; business tort claims; misappropriation of corporate assets and conversion claims; shareholder disputes in privately-held corporate setting; minority shareholder disputes; stock, stock option, and stock valuation disputes; consulting and independent contractor disputes; real estate lease disputes; tortious interference claims; negligence claims, and; legal malpractice disputes. Claims in the employment setting ruled on include: discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under all major federal legislation and a number of state and local laws; wage and hour disputes on both an individual and class basis; breach of employment contract disputes; executive and employee compensation and benefit claims, including severance, commission, stock valuation, and change of control claims; enforcement of post-employment restrictions; defamation claims; alleged breaches of duty of loyalty and fiduciary duty; pension/ERISA claims; whistleblower and wrongful discharge suits; FMLA claims, and; fraud and fraudulent-in-the-inducement claims. Class and collective action experience: Mr. Feliu has significant class action experience as a practitioner, arbitrator, and mediator, and has served as arbitrator in a number of FLSA collective actions and state law class actions, including one that went through to hearing and a final award.

Training:

Faculty Member for Following AAA Training Programs and Webinars: “Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator”, 2015, 2016; “Enough Already! Striking the Right Balance of Discovery in Arbitration”, 2014; “Raising Your Game: Winning Practice Tips for Advocates in Employment Arbitration”, 2014; “Conducting Research & Investigations: The Arbitrator's Authority”, 2014; “Principled Deliberations: Decision-Making Skills for Arbitrators”, 2014; “Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing”, 2012, 2013; Webinar, “Muscular Arbitration Series: Does this Discovery Make My Arbitration Look Fat?”, 2012; “Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing”, 2011, 2013; “Muscular Arbitration: Trimming the Fat Out of Arbitration”, 2011; Webinar, “Will Traditional Litigation Strategies Work in Employment Arbitration - Ask the Experts”, 2009, 2008; Webinar, “Resolution of Employment Disputes: Pre-Arbitration”, 2009; “Employment Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues”, 2001-05; National Mediator Conference, 2000. Attended Following Training Programs: AAA, Advanced Mediator Training, 2010; AAA “Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties”, 2007; AAA “Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration”, 2005; AAA “Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure”, 2004; AAA/USATF “Doping Grievance Arbitrator Training”, 2000; AAA “Employment Arbitration Orientation Seminar”, 1996; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, “Mediation Training”.

License:

New York State Bar, 1982 United States Supreme Court

Panels:

AAA - Employment Panel AAA - Commercial Panel AAA - Class Action Panel CPR - Employment and Commercial Panel National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Associations:

New York State Bar Association College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Education:

Columbia College, BA 1978 Columbia School of Law, JD, 1981

Publications:

ADR in Employment Law, Bloomberg/BNA, 2015, Supplement 2017 Resolving Employment Disputes Without Litigation, BNA Books, 1988 Negligence in Employment Law, BNA Books, 2002 Primer on Individual Employee Rights, 1992, Second Edition, 1996 Editor, New York Chapters for following BNA Publications: Covenants Not to Compete (2003-14); Duty of Loyalty (2003-13); Trade Secrets (2003-13); Tortious Interference with Contract (2006-12) "Discovery in Arbitration: How Much is Enough", Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, AAA/Juris (2014) "Evidence in Arbitration: A Guide for Litigators", Handbook on Commecial Arbitration, AAA/Juris (2014) Chapter Author, "How Arbitrators Decide Cases: An Arbitrator's View", in How ADR Works, Norman Brand, BNA Books (2003)

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