• Speaker, "Significant Recent Issues in Employment Arbitration", as part of the faculty of the Employment Law Institute West, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012

• Speaker, "Credibility of Witnesses in Labor Arbitration", American Arbitration Association and the National Academy of Arbitrators, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.

• Speaker, "Mediation Ethics", as part of Pro Se Civil Rights Mediator Training, United States District Court for the Western District of PA, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.

• Speaker, "Ethics, eDiscovery, Special Masters and Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)", as part of the faculty of the eDiscovery Symposium, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.

• Course Planner, "Labor Arbitration Discussion Series", Allegheny County Bar Association and National Academy of Arbitrators, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.

• Guest lecturer, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Processes Course, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2011.

• Guest Lecturer, International Dispute Resolution Processes Course, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2008 - 2011.

• Panelist, "You Be The Arbitrator - Contract Interpretation, Arbitrators and Participants Decide", Arbitration and Mediation Service (AMS) Conference on Labor Dispute Resolution, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011.

• Author, "Failure to Preserve Computer Hard Drives After Computer Replacement Leads to Dismissal of Lawsuit", Lawyers Journal, Allegheny County Bar Association, June, 2011.

• Speaker, "Ethical Implications of New Protocols and Other Arbitration Issues," Control Your Process, Control Your Costs: New Protocols For Arbitration Program, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.

• Course Planner and Speaker, "Mediation Training", a six hour CLE qualified course for members of the PA Bar, sponsored by the Monroe County (PA) Bar Association. The course was approved as satisfying the training requirements to be certified as a mediator in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas and the US Bankruptcy Court for the MDPA. 2010.

• Course Planner and Speaker, "How Labor Arbitrator's Rule", Labor and Employment Law Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010.

• Speaker, "Mediation Ethics", The Westmoreland County Bar Association, Greensburg, PA, 2010.

• Speaker, "What Mediators and Early Neutral Evaluators Need to Know about Ethics", The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and The Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010.

• Speaker, "Significant Recent Court Decisions Reviewing Labor and Employment Arbitration Awards: Whose Ox Is Gored IV," Employment Law Institute West 2009, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

• Speaker, "Resolution Stage of Mediation," and Panelist, West Virginia State Bar Basic Mediation Training, 2009.

• Speaker, "Can A Labor Agreement Compel Employees to Arbitrate Statutory Discrimination Claims: A Discussion of the Case of 14 Penn Plaza" Labor and Employment Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

• Speaker, "Significant Recent Court Decisions Reviewing Labor and Employment Arbitration Awards: Whose Ox Is Gored III," Employment Law Institute West 2008, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.

• Speaker, "Decision Making and Award Writing in Labor and Employment Arbitration: Advanced Concepts," Part of the "Advanced Track" of programs held at the 8th Annual Association for Conflict Resolution Conference, Austin, TX, 2008.

• Speaker, "Ethics in Mediation," Advanced Mediation Training, West Virginia Bar, 2008

• Speaker, "Elements of Mediation: Resolution and Closure," Basic Mediation Training, West Virginia Bar, 2008

• Panelist, "I've Never Heard of These People! Or How to Learn More About the Arbitrators on That FMCS Panel You Just Received," Federal Mediation And Conciliation Service 14th Labor Management Conference, Washington, DC, 2008

• Panelist, "Excellence in Mediation Advocacy I & II," 4th Annual ADR Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.

• Coach, "Magistrate Mediation Training," The West Virginia State Bar in conjunction with the West Virginia College of Law ADR Society, Morgantown, WV, 2008.

• Speaker, "Mediation Ethics," Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.

• Panelist, "Ask the Arbitrators" Allegheny County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.

• Speaker and Panelist, "Effective Advocacy in Mediation," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2007.

• Speaker, "Significant Recent Court Decisions Reviewing Labor and Employment Arbitration Awards II," Employment Law Institute West 2007, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.

• Panelist, "Decision Making and Award Writing in Labor and Employment Arbitration: Advanced Concepts," Part of the "Advanced Track" of programs held at the 7th Annual Association for Conflict Resolution Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2007.

• Speaker, "Representing Clients in Mediation: What Works and What Doesn't," Allegheny County Bar Association's Federal Court Section and ADR Committee, and the Federal Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.

• Speaker, "Excellence in ADR Advocacy: Choosing a Process, Selecting a Neutral and Effective Representation," Pennsylvania Bar Institute 3rd Annual ADR Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.

• Speaker, "Advanced Practitioner Designation – Workplace Mediator and Labor and Employment Arbitrator," Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA 2007.

• Speaker, "Resolution Stage of Mediation," and Panelist, West Virginia State Bar Basic Mediation Training, 2007.

• Speaker, "Advanced Practitioner Designation" and "On Line Sources for Neutrals," and Panelist, West Virginia State Bar Advanced Mediation Training, 2007.

• Speaker, "Significant Court Decisions Reviewing Labor and Employment Arbitration Awards," Indiana University of Pennsylvania 24th Annual Labor Management Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Industrial Relations, Indiana, PA, 2006

• Speaker, "How to Use Mediation in Bankruptcy to Achieve a Great Result," Pennsylvania Bar Institute Tenth Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 2005

• Speaker, "Significant 2004 Court Decisions Reviewing Labor and Employment Arbitration Awards," Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2005 Employment Law Institute West, Pittsburgh, PA

• Speaker, "Significant 2004 Court Decisions Reviewing Labor and Employment Arbitration Awards," Allegheny County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Seminar, in Pittsburgh, PA, 2005

• Co-author, "Dealing with Non-Clients," Chapter 8, Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1998, revised 2000

• Speaker, "Gaining a Competitive Advantage Using Contract Attorneys," Financial Executives Institute, Pittsburgh, 1998

• Speaker, "Ethics Potpourri - PBA Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, 1998

• Author, "Sale of Assets Exception to Multi-Employer Pension Plan Liability," Pittsburgh Legal Journal, Allegheny County Bar Association, December 1982
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Mike McDoweel specializes in arbitration and mediation services throughout the Pittsburgh area. These services include: Employment arbitration and mediation, labor arbitrations and mediations he also acts as a securities arbitrator and mediatior, in commercial abritration and mediation as well as energy consulting as an arbitrator and mediator. Michael D. McDowell,Arbitration,Mediation,Arbitrator,Mediator,Labor Arbitration,Labor mediation,labor arbitrator, labor mediator,employment arbitration, employment mediation, employment arbitrator,employment mediator,securities arbitration,securities mediation,securities arbitrator,securities mediator,commercial arbitration,commercial mediation,commercial arbitrator,commercial mediator,energy arbitration,energy mediation,energy arbitrator,energy mediator,pittsburgh,pennsylvania,pittsburgh pennsylvania,pittsburgh pa,pa