September 26, 2017

David Reinman received his LL.M. in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy from Cardozo Law in 2012 and was hired as a staff mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) New York District Office in August 2014. He mediates employment discrimination disputes, where he helps employers and employees in private organizations to reach settlements. Prior to this position, Reinman worked closely with Seton Hall Law’s Conflict Management Program where he instructed law students on topics such as negotiation and mediation advocacy. 

Reinman also served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a legal assistant in Federal Immigration Court, U.S. Department of Justice. He obtained his J.D. in 2010 from California Western School of Law.

For Reinman, the Dispute Resolution and Advocacy LL.M. was an important step in obtaining his current position at the EEOC. He participated in the Cardozo Divorce Mediation Clinic, Intensive Mediation Advocacy Program (IMAP), and studied Dispute Resolution Processes. Through these courses he gained practical experience from skilled practitioners. Cardozo exposed Reinman to influential mediators in the New York community and he was able to take advantage of the connections and resources available to him through Cardozo’s Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution. His advice to students is to gain experience through internships, clinics and or any other work so that they are marketable. He also emphasized that it is important to have a work life balance, and students should begin to cultivate that balance early in their careers.