Simon J. Lawrence, ACIArb




Simon J. Lawrence, ACIArb
Arbitrator and Managing Partner

International Arbitration

Member, North American Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Former member of the Dubai Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators which promoted arbitration practices throughout the UAE.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Commercial Arbitration Course, Dubai, UAE.
Member, ABA International Arbitration Committee.
Royal Aeronautical Society, Air Law Group, London, UK (Includes Mediation).
IATA Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines Training Certificate, Dubai, UAE.

Arbitration Certification and Alternative Dispute Panels

Certification
Cornell University, Labor Arbitrator.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Labor Arbitrator.
Alternative Dispute Panels
2020 Loyola School of Law VIS Pre-Moot Arbitrator.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Public Arbitrator.
Royal Aeronautical Society, Air Law Group, London, UK (Includes Mediation).
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Labor Arbitrator. (In Process).

Aviation Labor and Employment Experience

  • Worked in airline management for 10 years as a Technical Pilot covering safety, technical ops and negotiated company policies between upper management and Fleet Operations.
  • Airline Operations-Bidding, Grievance, Hiring, Job Posting, Scheduling, Working Conditions.
  • Negotiated work rules and process changes as an Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) National representative.
  • Negotiated work rules, schedule changes and union policies working with the Airline Pilot Association as representative for the USAirways ALPA Committee.
  • Negotiated technical agreements with government aviation officials from FAA, Transport Canada and the European JAA (EASA), aviation manufacturers and vendors dealing with aircraft flight deck design, operation rules and airspace.
  • Worked under collective bargaining agreements for 20 years and ALPA representative for 11 years.
  • Airline Captain for 33 years.
  • NASA Research Evaluation Pilot.
  • Licensed FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot.

Education

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Labor Arbitrator Training, Glendale, CA.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services – Arbitrating in the Federal Sector, Washington, DC
CMG, Virginia Supreme Court, General District, Mediation Training, Richmond, VA.
Cornell University, Labor Arbitrator Development Certificate Program, New York, NY.
BSc(Hons) Aviation Management, Coventry University, UK.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associate Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, ABA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, ABA Drone Committee
  • Member, ABA’s Air and Space Law Section
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK.
  • Member of the North American Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

website by cwc