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Stephen E. Haberfeld

8224 Blackburn Avenue Suite 100
Los Angeles, California 90048
Office Phone: 310-666-8311
Office Fax: 323-651-1946
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 1/31/03
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 401
  • Current As Of: 1/4/21

 Areas of Practice: 

  • Business (e.g., corporate, securities, partnership), Real Estate, Insurance: Intellectual Property: Entertainment, Employment, Civil Rights (e.g., EEO, fair housing)

Bar Memberships:

  • New York (1971)
  • Pennsylvania (1971)
  • California (1975)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1987)
  • Federal/Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit (1971)
  • Federal/Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1984)
  • Federal/USDC (CD CA) (1975)
  • Federal/USDC (ED PA) (1971)
  • Federal/U.S. Tax Court (1984)
Colleges
Name Location Start End Type Degree
 
University of California Los Angeles 1961 1965 Undergraduate B.A. (1965)
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey 1965 1967 Graduate M.P.A (1967)


Law Schools
Name Location Start End Degree
 
Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusettes 1967 1970 J.D. (1970)


Professional Experience
Name Location Description Start End
 
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit New York City Law Clerk to Circuit Judge Leonard P. Moore 1970 1971
Harold E. Kohn P.A. Philadelphia, PA Associate 1971 1973
Watergate Special Prosecution Force Washington, DC Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor 1973 1975
Agnew Miller & Carlson Los Angeles, CA Partner & Associate 1975 1978
Haberfeld & Haberfeld Los Angeles, CA Partner, Private Judge 1978 1988
U.S. District Court Central District of CA U.S. Magistrate Judge 1988 1992
Haberfeld & Haberfeld Los Angeles, California Partner - Private Judge 1992 Present
City of Los Angeles California President, LA City Special Committee on Investigative Oversight 1998 1998
IP and entertainment arbitrators & practitioners -- Guest lecturer on ADR and IP and Entertainment Law 1999 2017
City of Los Angeles California President, LA City Special Committee on Investigative Oversight 2002 2002
City of Los Angeles California President, LA City Special Committee on Investigative Oversight 2003 2003


Mediation and Other ADR Training
Name Location Description Date
 
American Arbitration Association Los Angeles, California Advanced Arbitration Institute (Lecture) 1993
U.S. Postal Service Santa Clarita, California Basic EEO Mediation Training 1998
L.A. County Bar Association Los Angeles, California Basic Mediation Training 1998
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training 2007
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training 2008
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing & Breaking Impasse 2010
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Roundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2011
JAMS Los Angeles Arbitration Award Writing 2016
JAMS Las Vegas Arbitration Meeting The Needs of The Market 2017
College of Commercial Arbitrators, Plenary & Breakout Sessions Minneapolis, MN Various 2017
JAMS Los Angeles Arbitration Workshop 2017
Safesport Denver, CO Sport Arbitration Training 2017
The Seminar Group   Effective Advocacy in Mediation (Speaker)  
Nevada Supreme Court


Las Vegas


The Premediation Process:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges

2018

Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Impasse and Ethics:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges 2018

JAMS   Remedies in Arbitration 2018
JAMS   Disclosures 2019
Nevada Supreme Court      Las Vegas Impasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum 2019
Nevada Supreme Court   Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 1) 2020

Nevada Supreme Court

  Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 2) 2020
Westlaw   Ethics 2020
College of Commercial Arbitrators   Arbitration Practicum 2020
Beverly Hills Bar Association   ZOOM: The Future of Virtual Dispute Resolution 2020
JAMS   Third Party Discovery Arbitration and More 2020
JAMS   COVID 19 and The New Workplace (Employment Law) 2020
JAMS   Virtual Arbitration and Arbitration Case Update 2020
JAMS   Managing Documentary Evidence in Virtual Arbitrations 2020
JAMS   International Arbitration Update and Practice Tips 2020
JAMS   Arbitration and Videoconferencing - Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 2020
JAMS   Implicit Bias 2020
JAMS   Third Parties and Non-Signatories in Arbitration 2020
JAMS   Annual ADR Updates - 2020 2020
College of Commercial Arbitrators  

Managing the Circus - Int'l v. Domestic

Prepare for the Future - Emerging Tech

The Business of Arbitration

Not So Uncommon Unexpected Happenings

Writing A Clear Award

2020


Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Name Location Description Start End
 
National Panel of Arbitrators, AAA -- Commercial Panel - including corporate, business, real estate, insurance, entertainment, intellectual property rights, AAA "Blue Ribbon" & LCCP Panels-- 1972 2004
U.S. Postal Service -- Mediator, USPS EEO Redress 1 & Redress II Programs 1998 Present
Los Angeles Superior Court -- Mediator, Panel of Probate Mediators 1998 Present
Supreme Court Settlement Judge Las Vegas Mediation of appellate cases 2003 Present
National Association of Securities Dealers -- Neutral chair of 3-person panels, NASD "Blue Ribbon" Panel Unk Unk
JAMS   Mediator & Arbitrator 2004 Present

Awards

  • Valedictorian, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kapp (1965)