I help resolve employment and business disputes through a combination of experience, relatability and perseverance
Michael H. Leb, Esq. has been a full-time neutral since 2008. He has more than 35 years of broad-based legal and business experience, with a unique blend of traditional labor law, litigation and transactional expertise.
Michael has practiced at an internationally recognized law firm, held senior executive positions with two Fortune 50 companies, and represented plaintiffs at a top-tier trial boutique and as a solo practitioner.
Michael’s litigation experience includes both trial and appellate work in public and private sector labor and employment law, including class actions, as well as federal and state court commercial litigation.
YEARS FULL-TIME MEDIATION/ARBITRATION
YEARS EMPLOYMENT & LITIGATION
YEARS OPERATIONS senior executive
YEARS TEACHING NEGOTIATION & DISPUTE RESOLUtION
Michael is conversant in Spanish and Italian and has some facility with
Mandarin Chinese, Russian, French and Hebrew.
MEDIATION | ARBITRATION
Michael has case experience in these practice areas:
Banking & Finance
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Railroad & Trucking
Wage & Hour/FMLA
RATES | CANCELLATION POLICY
Full Day Mediation (8 hours): $4,000*/party
Half Day Mediation (4 hours): $2,500*/party
– Full Day (8 hours)
Three to Four Parties $3,500*/party
Five or More Parties $2,500*/party
*Fees include pre-mediation calls, preparation time, mediation session, 1 hour follow-up if not settled.
For two party cases the rate is $500/hour per party, billed in 15-minute increments for any additional mediation time that extends beyond the original time reserved. For class action/representative action and other cases involving more than two parties, please consult the rate sheet.
We recognize that each case is unique. Contact my case manager if you would like to discuss alternatives to the quoted rates.
Mediation is based on trust. In that spirit, our office does not charge a cancellation fee for mediations. We do ask that you provide as much notice as possible so we can attempt to fill the scheduled time with another matter. Typically, we will not be able to schedule another matter with less than a week’s notice. So please let us know as soon as you have decided the matter needs to be cancelled.
Arbitration varies by matter, a cancellation policy will be set forth in the engagement letter.
Mediation payments are required in advance. Payments should be made in accordance with the instructions on the invoice.
Arbitration payments are billed twice: once before the hearing, with the final invoice due when the the award is issued.
BOOK A SESSION IMMEDIATELY
To reserve a mediation session, please select from any of the available dates below. A quick ONLINE APPOINTMENT REQUEST will collect contact details and case information. Once submitted, we will be in touch as quickly as possible.
Michael is brilliant. He has an analytical mind that can walk you through a complex fact pattern then come to the relevant law and advise.
Michael is focused and persistent and works to obtain the right result. In our case he went back to the other side time and time again in an effort to bring about a settlement.
Michael is smart, hardworking and gets the job done. Michael goes above and beyond to get a resolution. If you want your case to settle, I highly recommend you use Michael Leb as your mediator.
Michael worked hard throughout a long negotiation to push the parties to find common ground and a successful resolution. He identifies shared ground and helps parties to say ‘yes’.
It is rare to find a mediator who has the practical sense of a former in-house attorney, extensive experience as a seasoned litigator and is a master of the legal subject matter. Michael brings all of these talents to the mediation process, increasing significantly the chances of success.
Mr. Leb understands the critical issues quickly and is dedicated to helping the parties resolve their differences on a fair basis. I have settled most of my cases with the help of Mr. Leb.