Jeanne C. Wood, Esq. Arbitration & Mediation
1990 - 1994
Jeanne C. Wood, Esq. has a multi-state arbitration and mediation practice in Florida and Illinois. Her practice is concentrated in resolution of civil, family and workplace disputes. She is listed on the FMCS roster of arbitrators and is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified family and county court mediator. Jeanne earned her law degree from DePaul University of Chicago in 1994 and Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northern Illinois University in 1986. She has been admitted to the practice of law in Illinois and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She currently serves as a Labor Arbitrator for public agencies hearing and deciding workplace disputes pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement between the parties. Also serve as an Arbitrator in court-annexed arbitration cases for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. She serves as a mediator in Broward County, Florida in matters such as breach of contract, debt collection, family, landlord-tenant and workplace disputes. As a part-time Professor for Kaplan University’s School of Legal Studies, she has taught, among other things, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment Dispute Resolution, Family Law Mediation, Legal Research and Writing, and Legal Ethics. As an attorney in private practice she provided advice and counsel to corporate managers on general corporate legal matters including, contract review, shareholder agreements, employment policies and procedures. Developed and drafted employment policies and employee handbooks for profit and not-for-profit corporations. Represented management in employment discrimination cases before the Illinois Commission on Human Rights. Provided training to managers and staff on Title VII discrimination, employee performance standards, hiring, discharge and discipline. She held the position of Assistant Counsel for the National Treasury Employees Union. In this position she was responsible for representation of collective bargaining units for Federal Government agencies such as ATF, IRS, FDA Department of Health and Human Services and US Customs. On a daily basis, provided advice and counsel to union officials on matters covered by the collective bargaining agreement and federal statutes. Represented employees and/or the union before the FMCS, FLRA, FSIP, arbitrators and administrative law judges. Additionally, she supervised union elections. She has had extensive mediation and arbitration practice experiences as an advocate involving discipline, discharge, performance and promotions. Managed entire litigation process including investigations, witness preparation, direct examinations, cross-examinations, and brief submissions. Lead collective bargaining negotiations for local and regional union offices. She conducted training of union officials routinely and at annual conferences.