Jacquelin F. Drucker serves on the American Arbitration Association's panels for employment, labor, commercial, and class-action arbitrations, as well as the Association’s panel for large, complex commercial disputes. She is a member of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s Roster of Labor Arbitrators, the National Mediation Board’s Panel of Arbitrators, the rosters of many state labor boards, and other major national and local arbitration panels.
A Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a former Governor of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA), Ms. Drucker serves as a permanent labor arbitrator under dozens of collective bargaining agreements and handles cases in a wide variety of industries. She also arbitrates ERISA matters and has served as a deadlock arbitrator for various funds.
Ms. Drucker is on the adjunct faculty of Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, where she teaches programs on employment arbitration, labor arbitration, mediation, employment law, and labor law. She frequently serves as a faculty member of AAA's arbitrator and advocacy training programs and in 2014 was a developer of the AAA webinar, "How to Avoid Ten Common Missteps in Arbitration." She also has conducted basic and advanced arbitrator-training seminars for Pepperdine University Law School's Straus Institute and she served as a consultant on dispute resolution for the W. J. Usery, Jr. Center for the Workplace in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ms. Drucker developed and presented the American Arbitration Association’s first nationwide training program for its Employment Arbitration Panel and was a lead trainer for the Association’s 2002-2007 nationwide advanced employment arbitrator training program. At the request of La Junta de Relaciones Laborales de la Autoridad del Canal de Panamá, Ms. Drucker conducts a series of training programs in the Republic of Panamá that she designed for local arbitrators.
During her 30-year career in labor relations and employment law, Ms. Drucker practiced law on the management side, spent several years as a union lobbyist, and, before relocating to Manhattan in 1990 upon her marriage to a New Yorker, served as the General Counsel, Vice Chair, and Executive Director of the then newly formed Ohio Employment Relations Board. She was instrumental in the development of Ohio's public sector collective bargaining law, the formation of its adjudicatory and impasse-resolution board, and the creation of the state's labor arbitration and mediation service.
Ms. Drucker has written and lectured extensively on employment law, labor law, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Playing a leadership role in many professional organizations, she is a Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. She also served as that Section's CLE Chair and was Neutral Co-Chair of its Committee on ADR in Employment.
Ms. Drucker is beginning her second term as a Director of the American Arbitration Association. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University. Previously, Ms. Drucker was the official liaison of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section to the National Academy of Arbitrators, and she served as a member of the National Executive Board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA, formerly IRRA). She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has served on its Credentials Committee for the Second Circuit. In the Martindale-Hubbell attorney listings, Arbitrator Drucker carries the highest rating (AV) and has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer each year since 2009.
In 2012, Ms. Drucker was inducted to the NY Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in recognition for excellence in the practice of arbitration.
Arbitrator Drucker earned her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Governing Board and was an award-winning member of the National Moot Court Team. She is admitted to the practice of law in Ohio, New York, and various federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more about Ms. Drucker in the February 6, 2014, edition of The Ohio State University College of Law's "SideBar."