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Michael T Loconto

Arbitrator and Attorney
PO Box 320133
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J.D. – Northeastern University School of Law; B.A. (History and Political Science, Minor in Economics) – Florida State University
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Postponement Charge: 
Daily fee for postponement within fourteen (14) calendar days of hearing.
Daily fee for cancellation within fourteen (14) calendar days of hearing.
Additional Charges: 
Reasonable, actual travel expenses incurred, including air, car (rental or mileage) and/or hotel. I do not charge for administrative time or related expenses.
Employment History: 
Loconto ADR – 2021 to present (arbitrator and mediator in labor, employment and commercial disputes); The Labor Guild School of Labor-Management Relations – 2022 to present (Instructor, contract drafting and interest-based bargaining); Fenway Law LLC – 2020 to present (solo law practice specializing in commercial contracts and data privacy); Curry College, Milton, MA – 2016 to 2020 (General Counsel); Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA -2008 to 2010 (Adjunct Lecturer, Legal Writing and Research); Harvard University, Cambridge, MA – 2006 to 2016 (Deputy Director for Policy and Compliance, Office of Labor and Employee Relations; previous title: Associate Director of Labor and Employee Relations); City of Boston – 2002 to 2006 (Labor Relations Counsel).
National Academy of Arbitrators: 
National Academy of Arbitrators, New England Region Salon – 2022 to present; Labor and Employment Relations Association – 2006 to present (former co-chair, Higher Education Industry Council; current Boston chapter President; chapter memberships in Central Pennsylvania, Connecticut Valley, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and Virtual); The Labor Guild – 2002 to present; Catholic Labor Network – 2020 to present; Boston Bar Association –past co-chair, Traditional Labor Law Subcommittee.
Neutral Listings: 
Labor, employment and commercial services in early neutral evaluation, fact finding, interest and grievance arbitration, or mediation provided through: Iowa PERB; California State Mediation & Conciliation Service; Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; Kansas Department of Labor; Los Angeles Co. (CA) Employment Relations Commission; Maine Labor Relations Board; Montana Board of Personnel Appeals; Nebraska Commission on Industrial Relations; Nevada Government Employees-Management Relations Board; New Hampshire PELRB; New Jersey PERC; New Jersey Board of Mediation; Oregon ERB; Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation; Pennsylvania LRB; Phoenix (AZ) ERB; Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Employment Relations Panel; U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania; U.S. Virgin Islands PERB; Washington (state) PERC; and private panels or direct appointments, upon request.
Neutral Experience: 
Neutral and independent arbitrator, mediator, facilitator, fact finder and hearing officer in labor and employment disputes between unions, employers and employees. Provides election and certification processes ("card check") services and training on interest-based bargaining techniques. In-person and remote hearing capabilities; satellite offices in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Lancaster, PA and Minneapolis, MN. Key industries include trades, clerical workers, construction, K-12 and higher education, public safety, dining services, athletics, public sector, financial services, and beverage and technology workers. Key issues include discipline and discharge; contract interpretation; pay and wage differentials; disability; discrimination and harassment; leaves; benefits; FLSA; USERRA; project labor agreements; and Title IX matters. Training includes “Becoming a Labor Arbitrator” (2021) and “Federal Sector Arbitration” (2022), FMCS Institute. Apprentice to two National Academy of Arbitrators members in labor, employment and Taft-Hartley funds trustee deadlocks and withdrawal liability matters. Recent publications include: Board of Editors - Will Aitchison, David Gaba& Jonathan Downes, Interest Arbitration (Miller, Vannoy and Scott 3d ed., LRIS Books, 2022).
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Friday, March 3, 2023

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