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  1. Richard D. Fincher has been selected to receive a Fulbright Specialist Program Award for the country of Vietnam. The Fulbright Program promotes collaboration between U.S. scholars and their counterparts at foreign host institutions. Fincher will be teaching in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City. The scholarship is part of the Fulbright International Exchange Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He recently completed four years of research on Vietnam for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on employment law and dispute resolution.

  2. The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University has selected Richard D. Fincher to serve as the Executive Director of the Asia Labor Arbitration Project (ALAP). The Scheinman Institute at Cornell University is the nation’s first institute exclusively focused on the study and practice of labor and employment dispute resolution.

  3. The Scheinman Institute for Conflict Resolution at Cornell University has appointed Richard Fincher as a Visiting Fellow for the fall 2014 semester, teaching students and conducting research.



  4. The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University has selected Richard D. Fincher to serve as the leader of their new Western Office. The Scheinman Institute at Cornell University is the nation’s first institute exclusively focused on the study and practice of labor and employment dispute resolution. The Institute’s mission is to promote interdisciplinary education, research and training in dispute resolution for students, academics, neutrals and practitioners, thereby “educating the next generation of neutrals and practitioners.

    Richard Fincher is the Managing Partner of Workplace Resolutions LLC, and a full-time attorney-mediator of workplace disputes, commercial claims, and employment class action litigation. He has resolved over 1000 matters during his career. He regularly teaches at the Scheinman Institute of Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, and has presented over fifty CLEs on various themes of employment ADR.

  5. Richard Fincher has completed a one year research assignment in Vietnam concerning employee dispute resolution, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Fincher studied mediation and arbitration of employee disputes in the manufacturing sector, leading to public policy recommendations for the Ministry of Labor.  On April 20, 2011, his research assignment culminated with a “Tripartite Strategic Planning Conference on ADR Practices in Vietnam,” supported by USAID Industrial Relations Promotion Project. Representative of the US Embassy in Hanoi participated in the national conference. His research will be printed this fall.

    USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, DC, USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.

  6. The Scheinman Institute for Conflict Resolution at Cornell University has appointed Richard Fincher as a Visiting Fellow for the fall 2011 semester, teaching students and conducting research. For more information, contact Cornell University.

  7. Richard Fincher was accepted into the National Academy of Arbitrators. The Academy is the nation’s premier association of labor and employment arbitrators. The Academy holds a national conference each May open to public registration. For more information, see NAA.org.

  8. Hamline University School of Law in Minneapolis has appointed Richard Fincher as guest faculty to teach a credit-bearing course on “ADR in Employment” for the summer 2011 schedule.

  9. Cornell University of Ithaca, New York has appointed Richard Fincher as an adjunct faculty to teach a course on “ADR in the Federal Sector” for the winter 2010 schedule.Richard Fincher was accepted into the National Academy of Arbitrators. The Academy is the nation’s premier association of labor and employment arbitrators. The Academy holds a national conference each May open to public registration. For more information, see NAA.org.

  10. Hamline University School of Law in Minneapolis has appointed Richard Fincher as guest faculty to teach a credit-bearing course on “ADR in Employment” for the summer 2010 schedule.

  11. Cornell University of Ithaca, New York has appointed Richard Fincher as an adjunct faculty to teach a course on “ADR in the Federal Sector” for the winter 2010 schedule.

  12. In winter 2010, mediators Richard Fincher and Rick Pate were lead speakers at three-seminars on professional development for the Arizona Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association.

  13. In January 2010, Richard Fincher will be speaking on “labor arbitration in a down economy” at the national conference of Labor and Employment Relations Association, in Atlanta.

  14. In November 2009, Rocco Scanza and Richard Fincher were guest speakers in a national televised webcast by Cornell University on “Mandatory Arbitration and the AFA”

  15. The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) has nominated Richard Fincher to join their Board of Directors, effective January 2009.

  16. The Arizona Town Hall has announced its selected participants for their spring 2008 conference in Prescott at the Prescott Casino Resort. The theme this spring is “Educating the Next Generation of Teachers.” One of the selected participants is Richard Fincher, Managing Partner of Workplace Resolutions LLC.

    In September 2008, Richard Fincher of Workplace Resolutions LLC will be teaching at the Civil Discourse/Town Hall Conference at Biltmore Resort. The conference theme is “Workplace Conflict Resolution in Arizona.” The Arizona Civil Discourse Project is affiliated with the Arizona Endowment for the Humanities.

    Richard Fincher of Workplace Resolutions LLC has been invited to join the state advisory committee for the Arizona Civil Discourse Project, funded by the Arizona Humanities Council.   

  17. The City of Phoenix has reappointed Richard Fincher for a second term…The City of Phoenix Council has reappointed Richard Fincher for a second term as Chairman of the Phoenix Employment Relations Board (PERB). PERB is the administrative law agency regulating labor-management relations between the City and its 13,000 employees. Election and unfair labor practice cases are heard by a panel of Hearing Officers. Fincher is a labor attorney and prior intern to Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago. He is a full-time labor arbitrator on the rosters of the FMCS, AAA and NMB.

  18. Mediation of whistleblower litigation…Workplace Resolutions LLC announces a new practice in the mediation of whistleblower litigation. Rocco Scanza and Richard Fincher has successfully completed substantive legal training and successfully mediated disputes under the whistleblower/retaliation programs of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Fincher also mediates and investigates retaliation disputes under the federal Sarbanes Oxley financial disclosure law.

  19. Disputes with the highly-paid executive…Workplace Resolutions LLC announces a new practice in the mediation and arbitration of disputes with the highly-paid executive. This practice includes claims rising from alleged violation of employment agreements, separation agreements and common law. Disputes involve non-compete covenants, payments of executive compensation, and breach of employment agreements. Mediator Richard Fincher has negotiated hundreds of employment and separation agreements on behalf of executives and employers, and litigated numerous claims involving non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. He is also an expert in executive compensation plans.

  20. Richard Fincher certified as a transformative mediator…The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation has announced that Richard Fincher has completed the requirements to be a certified mediator for their national roster. Numerous workplace programs (Raytheon Corporation, US Postal Service, Federal Occupational and Health) require the innovative transformative methodology. Certification requires extensive study, an oral examination, and demonstrated skills based on a video mediation.

  21. The Institute for Conflict Resolution (ICR)… The Institute for Conflict Resolution (ICR) at Cornell University has announced that Rocco Scanza has been appointed as the ICR Executive Director and Richard Fincher has been selected as adjunct faculty. ICR offers a nationally recognized certificate program in ADR for emerging neutrals, attorneys, and executives.

  22. The Model Workplace Program of TSA/Homeland Security has retained Richard Fincher to support their employee and cultural needs. Richard has facilitated meetings of the National (Employee) Advisory Committee in Crystal City, Virginia, and has facilitated operational planning meetings at Denver Airport. The TSA Model Workplace program is a highly innovative cultural program designed around interest-based problem solving as a core managerial process.

 

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