David J. Weisenfeld

Professor of Practice


B.A., 1978, Trinity College
J.D., 1981, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Antidiscrimination Law
Dispute Resolution Processes
Employment Law


In addition to teaching, Professor Weisenfeld is an active arbitrator and mediator of labor, employment, and commercial disputes.  He serves on numerous neutral panels including those of the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, NYC Office of Collective Bargaining, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Before becoming a neutral in 2005, he was a partner at Thelen Reid & Priest LLP and practiced labor and employment law in New York City for over 20 years. He is a member of the Bar in New York, at the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the US Supreme Court.

Before joining the Cardozo faculty, he taught as an adjunct professor at the Fordham, Emory, and Boston University Schools of Law.


Professor Weisenfeld teaches ADR in the Workplace and Negotiation Theories & Skills in Cardozo's Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, as well as Contract Drafting and Employment Law.


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