Edward M. Davidson

Managing Partner


Arbitrator and Managing Partner, Davidson Arbitration, LLC

Atlanta, GA

  • Davidson Arbitration, LLC is a State of Georgia registered professional,limited-liability corporation in the practice of providing arbitration, mediation, class-action services, internal conflict resolution systems design and development, ADR training, and multi-party public policy facilitation to clients in the private and government sectors of labor and employment relations.

Former Member, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • As a prior member of the DIAC, Mr. Davidson worked to improve arbitration processes in the government and private sectors who have business interests in states comprising the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council including the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Emirates Aviation University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Singapore

  • Adjunct Lecturer in the Aviation Management Department for the Air Transport MBA Program at Emirates Aviation College.

Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Cornell University ILR School, Ithaca, NY

  • Adjunct Lecturer in the arbitration and international executive education programs

Honors

  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK (ACIArb)
  • Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society, London, UK (FRAeS)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Panels

  • American Arbitration Association, Labor Panel
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Public Arbitrator
  • National Mediation Board, Arbitrator

Certification

  • State of Georgia, Certificated Arbitrator

Labor/Employment Issue Experience

Absenteeism, Arbitrability, Bargaining Unit Work, Conduct (Off-Duty/Personal),Demotion, Discipline (Non-discharge), Discipline (Discharge), Drug/Alcohol Offenses, Fringe Benefits (Bonus, Holidays, Insurance, Leave, Vacation), Grievance, Health/Hospitalization, Hiring Practices, Job Performance, Job Posting/Bidding, JurisdictionalDisputes, Layoffs/Bumping/Recall, Management Rights, Overtime, Past Practice, Promotion, Rates of Pay,Retirement, Safety/Health Conditions, Seniority, Sexual Harassment, Subcontracting/Contracting Out,Union Security, Wages (Cost-of-Living Pay, Holiday Pay, Job Classification &Rates, Merit Pay, Overtime Pay, Severance Pay, Vacation Pay), Work Hours/Schedules/Assignments,Working Conditions/Work Orders, Violence or Threats

Education

  • Weidner University – Chester, Pennsylvania B.A., International Relations and Mid-East Studies, awarded June 1971
  • London Business School, London, UK Executive Education, Financial Management for the Non-Financial Executive
  • Cornell University – Ithaca, NY and New York, NY extension campus Scheinman School of Conflict Resolution, Labor Arbitrator Development Program (inaugural cohort)

Bar Association Membership

  • Associate Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, ABA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Member, ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section

Prior Professional Management Experience

  • Senior Vice-President, Flight Operations Emirates Airline and Group Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Vice President of Flight Operations Mesaba Airlines (Regional Airline for Northwest Airlines)
  • Vice President, Flight Operations Champion Air (Northwest Airlines Subsidiary)

Prior Professional Union Experience

  • Vice Chairman, Northwest Airlines Master Executive Council Air Line Pilots Association, International
  • Chairman, Northwest Airlines Local Council 20 (Detroit) Air Lines Pilots Association, International

Other Prior Professional Experience

  • Member, Board of Directors US Federal Credit Union Burnsville, MN USA.
  • Director of Global Safety International Air Transport Association Montreal, Canada
  • Prior Arbitrator (1998-2001) American Arbitration Association Commercial and Mass Claims Panels, Atlanta Regional Office

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associate Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Relations Association, (LERA), Chicago, IL USA
  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), Washington, D.C. USA
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK

Simon Lawrence

Arbitrator/Mediator, Managing Partner, Global Arbitration Group, LLC


Richmond, VA

Global Arbitration Group, LLC is a State of Virginia registered professional, limited-liability corporation in the practice of providing arbitration and mediation to clients in the private and government sectors of labor and employment relations, financial services and commercial arbitration on a world-wide basis.

Former Member, Dubai Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dubai, UAE

Former member of the Dubai chapter which promoted arbitration practices throughout the UAE.

Honors

  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK (ACIArb)
  • Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society, London, UK (FRAeS)
  • Liveryman, The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, UK
  • Presidential Citation for Contributions to Air Safety, Air Line Pilots Association, International
  • Master Air Pilot Certificate, Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators

Alternative Dispute Resolution Panels

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Public Arbitrator
  • Royal Aeronautical Society, Air Law Group, London, UK

Certification

  • Virginia Supreme Court, General District, Mediator
  • Cornell University, Labor Arbitrator

Labor/Employment Issue Experience

  • Bidding, Grievance, Hiring, Job Posting, Scheduling, Working Conditions

Education

  • CMG, Virginia Supreme Court, General District, Mediation Training, Richmond, VA
  • Cornell University, Labor Arbitrator Development Program Certificate, New York, NY
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Commercial Arbitration, Dubai UAE
  • IATA Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines Training Certificate, UAE
  • BSc(Hons) Aviation Management, Coventry University, UK
  • Civil Airworthiness Flight Test Course, Empire Test Pilots’ School, Salisbury, UK
  • Business/History Programs, University of NC at Chapel Hill and Charlotte, NC

Bar Association Membership

  • Associate Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, ABA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Member, ABA’s Air and Space Law Section

Prior Professional Management Experience

  • Airline Fleet Management, Project/Technical Management Pilot, Emirates Airlines, Dubai, UAE.
  • President and Owner, EXPAL Corporation, Richmond, VA

Prior Professional Union Experience

  • National Union Director, Air Line Pilots Association, Herndon, VA.
  • ICAO International Representative, International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association, Montreal, Canada
  • Scheduling Representative, Piedmont Airlines, Air Line Pilots Association, Winston-Salem, NC

Other Prior Professional Experience

  • Research Evaluation Pilot, NASA Langley, Langley, VA
  • Technical Writer and Representative in Human Factors and Aviation Safety, FAA/JAA (EASA)/ICAO, US, Europe and Canada

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associate Member, American Bar Association
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK

Rebecca Zimmerman ESQ.

Partner, KEYSTONE CONFLICT SOLUTIONS LLC, (404) 314-7228 | rebecca@kcsmediation.com | www.kcsmediation.com


Rebecca Zimmerman is founder and owner of KEYSTONE CONFLICT SOLUTIONS LLC, which provides conflict resolution services to individuals and companies. These services include Mediation, Conflict Management Consulting and Conflict Management Team Building.

Ms. Zimmerman is privileged to offer both private Mediations and court ordered Mediations involving work-place disputes, elder care disputes, estate conflicts, general civil disputes, and contractual disputes. In addition, Ms. Zimmerman provides Conflict Management Consulting to individuals seeking guidance on handling stressful conflicts in their personal or work lives. Finally, Ms. Zimmerman has developed Team Building exercises based on a conflict resolution model to assist teams of all sorts function in a productive and effective manner.

Ms. Zimmerman’s background, experience and personality merge to make her extraordinarily effective when providing these services. As an attorney practicing bank regulatory and general corporate law for 12 years, Ms. Zimmerman frequently advised her clients regarding conflict resolution situations. Whether involving claims of discrimination, contract negotiations, or regulatory discipline matters, Ms. Zimmerman’s strength was always in seeing and presenting a wide variety of choices to her clients.

In her role as Co-Team Leader for Nationwide Studios, Inc., one of the nations’ premier children’s portrait companies, Ms. Zimmerman shared credit for developing and managing one of the company’s largest territories, ultimately generating in excess of $1m/year. Her responsibilities included hiring, training, motivating and developing a staff of 7 to 10 employees to their highest potential. Her unique contributions to this enterprise included leadership by example, business development, problem solving, customer service, coaching, managing and motivating staff, analyzing and evaluating the data associated with the successful operations of the territory. As a floating retail operation, the opportunity for conflict with home office staff, employees and clients was frequent. Ms. Zimmerman developed superior skill in working through these conflicts.

Ms. Zimmerman graduated from New York University (1970) and Emory University School of Law (1980). Ms. Zimmerman’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Training includes: 1987-Arbitration Training at The Justice Center; 1995-Mediation Training at American Arbitration Association; 1995-96-Divorce Mediation Training at Atlanta Divorce Mediators, 2014-General Civil Mediation Training with The Center for Conflict Solutions. Ms. Zimmerman has served as an Arbitrator for Fulton County State and Superior Courts, as a Mediator for Cobb County Magistrates Court and Superior Court. Ms. Zimmerman is currently on the Mediation Training Team for The Center for Conflict Solutions and offers training on Conflict Management to businesses and civic organizations.

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