Credentials

Ira Cure, Esq.

Member National Academy of Arbitrators

161 Remsen Street, apt. 4c
Brooklyn, New York 11201

h) 718-237-3144
c) 646-734-8456
[email protected]

BAR MEMBERSHIP
Admitted to the New York State Bar, March 1984; New Jersey State Bar, December 1989; also admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the bars of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Third Circuit and Fifth Circuit, and the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Arbitrator and Mediator
Self-employed July 2010 – present
Resolution of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements individual employment contracts and in the securities industry. Member of the following panels: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; American Arbitration Association’s Labor Panel; American Arbitration Association’s Employment Panel; New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission; New York State Public Employment Relations Board’s Public and Private Sector Panels; New York City Office of Collective Bargaining Arbitration Panel; New Jersey State Mediation Board’s Labor Panel; National Mediation Board’s Roster of Arbitrators; Suffolk County PERB; New York State Education Department’s 3020-a Panel; the FINRA arbitration and mediation panels; Commercial Mediation Panels of New York State Supreme Court in New York, Westchester, Nassau and Queens Counties; United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York Mediation panels. Certificate in Employment Law Mediation Training, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Cornell University, ILR School.

Writers’ Guild of America, East, Inc.
Senior Counsel February 2008 – June 2010
Worked closely with the governing Council of the Guild, to enforce collective bargaining agreements with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers and with the major television networks. Provided counsel on a wide variety of issues including disputes arising under the various collective bargaining agreements, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, the National Labor Relations Act, questions arising under New York State Law, and intellectual property.

Broach & Stulberg, LLP
Counsel September 2005-February 2008
Representation of both public and private sector unions in a variety of industries including entertainment, construction, and public utilities. Representation of individuals in employment disputes.

Kennedy Schwartz & Cure, PC
Partner September 1995-September 2005
Representation of both public and private sector unions in a variety of industries including entertainment, construction, and public utilities. Representation of individuals in employment disputes.

Lewis Greenwald Kennedy Lewis Clifton & Schwartz
Partner September 1991-September 1995
Associate March 1984-September 1991
Labor and employment practice devoted to litigation in both Federal and State court; significant experience in a variety of procedural settings including class actions and Article 78 proceedings.

NEUTRAL EXPERIENCE
National Academy of Arbitrators
June 2016 – present

American Arbitration Association
Labor Panel 2010-present
Employment Panel 1995-present
Storm Sandy Mediation Panel 2013
Arbitration of disputes arising from individual contracts of employment, and collective bargaining agreements including New York State 3020-a panel. Mediation of insurance disputes arising from major storm.

Permanent Panels
Local 177, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Parcel Service; Local 827, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Verizon (Discharge and Suspension Panels); Local 701 Welfare Fund; Roofers Local 4 Funds; UFCW Local 2013 and DO & CO New York Catering.

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panel member 2010-present
Arbitration of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements.

National Mediation Board
Roster member 2010-present
Arbitration of disputes under the Railway Labor Act.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Arbitration Panel member 2002-present
Mediation Panel member 2014-present
Arbitration and Mediation of disputes arising in the securities industry.

New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission
Panel member 2011-present
Arbitration of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements in the public sector of the state of New Jersey. Mediation of contract disputes in the public sector. Member of the Interest Arbitration Panel.

New Jersey State Board of Mediation
Grievance Panel member 2004-present;
Member of the Withdrawal Liability Panel 2015 – present
Arbitration of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements.

New York City Office of Collective Bargaining
Panel 2010-present
Arbitration of disputes concerning New York City employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

New York State Public Employment Relations Board – Public and Private Sector Panels
Panel member 2008-present;
Member of the Mediation Panel 2016 – present
Arbitration of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sectors.

New York State Division of Human Rights
Per Diem Administrative Law Judge 1996-1998
Heard cases involving allegations of employment discrimination

Supreme Court State of New York
Commercial Mediation Panels
Member of the Commercial Mediation Panels of the Supreme Court State of New York in New York, Queens, Nassau and Westchester Counties.

United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Civil Mediation Panel October 2011-present
Mediation of cases referred by the Court; with particular emphasis on employment matters.

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Storm Sandy Mediation panel May 2014 – present
Mediation of insurance disputes arising from Super Storm Sandy.

CLERKSHIPS
Greenstone & Greenstone
Clerk December 1983-March 1984
Preparation of legal memoranda in a wide variety of areas including commodities law and environmental law.

Rochman Platzer & Fallick
Clerk September-December 1982
Research in a variety of criminal and civil matters.

New York State Department of Law
Intern June-August 1981; June-August 1982
Antitrust Bureau, Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection

EDUCATION
Brooklyn Law School
Juris Doctor, June 1983
Member of the Law Review

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S. Labor Studies, May 1977
Instructor for Orchard Hill Residential College; developed and taught course entitled:
“A History of Machine Politics”

State University of New York at Binghamton
B.A. Sociology May 1975

PUBLICATIONS
“Labor Arbitration v. Employment Arbitration” Brooklyn Barrister, vol. 63, No.9, June 2011

Co-author, Employment Law Handbook for Non-Lawyers, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, August 2006

Comment, Terry: Will it Ever Stop? United States v. Ceballos, 48 Brooklyn L. Rev. 911 (1982)

Is there a Need for an Emergency Homeowner Relief Act? Congressional Research Service, 126 Cong. Rec. S.7727 (1980) (inserted by Senator Levin)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Panelist at New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission Symposium. “Issues in Disciplinary Terminations”, October 16, 2015

Moderator at Brooklyn Bar Association Panel, “Court Mandated Mediation”, March 31, 2014

Faculty Member
at United States District Court, Southern District of New York program “Employment Law Training for Mediators”, February 27, 2014

Faculty Member at American Arbitration Association program “Introduction to Labor Arbitration Advocacy”, October 3, 2012

Panelist at Brooklyn Bar Association continuing legal education program “Independent Contractors v. Employees: Who is Covered and How”, May 2012

Panelist at Brooklyn Law School’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society “Developments in Entertainment Law”, November 2009

Panelist at Cardozo Law School’s program entitled “Strike Up the Band; When Entertainment Unions Go on Strike”, February 2009

Moderator of Panel at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York entitled: “Ethics in Labor & Employment Law; Issues for Attorneys and Arbitrators”; presented paper “Labor Arbitration v. Employment Arbitration”, June 2006

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
St. John’s University School of Law
Adjunct Professor – Fall 2012 and Spring 2014, Class entitled “Labor and Employment Arbitration”

Empire State College
Instructor January-June 1989, taught class entitled “Trade Unions”

Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Senior Research Assistant to the Senior Specialist in Labor, December 1978-August 1980

International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Southern-Missouri Arkansas District Council
Organizer, October 1977-November 1978