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Prior to joining the firm, Deborah was a lawyer in a private litigation practice, specializing in employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Previously, she held positions at The Law Offices of Maury B. Josephson and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Throughout the course of this work, she negotiated the resolution of workplace issues regarding contracts, compensation, harassment, and discrimination.
Deborah has mediated in a variety of contexts, ranging from partnership disputes to employment matters and from community disputes to domestic disturbance situations. She has performed pro bono work for Community Mediation Services and for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Deborah teaches Introduction to Mediation, a foundation course in Columbia University’s Master of Arts degree in Negotiation and Conflict resolution. She is the co-chairperson of the Arbitration & ADR Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, and an active member of the ADR Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York, and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium.
Deborah received her Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her certificate in mediation from the New York State Unified Court System. She has a Masters in Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Bachelors from Yeshiva University. She is fluent in Hebrew, in addition to her native English.