Assistant Dean of Dispute Resolution Programs
Professor of Legal Practice
Director, Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution.
Elayne E. Greenberg became the first Director of The Hugh L.
Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John's in 2009.
She offers an unmatched breadth and depth of experience in
dispute resolution. She is a mediator and conflict management
consultant who has developed programs, educated, trained, written
and lectured internationally on the subject of
negotiations, mediation, hybrid dispute resolution
processes, dispute resolution ethics and advocacy in dispute
Professor Greenberg's deep involvement in the field is evidenced
by the innovative dispute resolution programs that she has
developed and implemented including: ABI- St. John's Bankruptcy
Mediation Training, the first national bankruptcy mediation
program; Ghana Mediation Training Program to help implement; OSHA's
mediation program; Court-connected mediation programs in
Queens, Nassau and Manhattan; a divorce mediation program for
Catholic Charities; a client-focused system for a network of
shelters for the homeless designed to help transition those
individuals living in shelters to independent living; and the
first parenting coordination program in New York State.
As a mediator, Professor Greenberg has mediated cases for the
Department of Justice, Occupational Safety & Health
Administration, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New
York Unified Court System Surrogate's Court. Professor Greenberg
has also mediated cases with disputes involving the following
industries: real estate; entertainment; health care; food;
transportation; social service; education and retail.
Professor Greenberg has also influenced public policy, shaping
the development of Alternative Dispute Resolution in a variety of
- Task Force Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Legal
Education, ADT, and Problem-Solving (LEAPS) Task Force
- Subcommittee on Education: Integrating ADR on the New York Bar
- Subcommittee on Education of NYSBA Section of Dispute
- Chair, New York State Bar Association Committee on Alternative
- Chair, Ethics Committee of the New York State Bar Section of
- Board Member, Advisory Board, Manhattan Surrogate's Court Pilot
- Board Member, Association of Conflict Resolution of Greater New
York, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Advisory
- Editorial Board, Family Court Review;
- Board and Founding Member, New York Chapter of AFCC;
- Barrister, New York Family Law American Inn of
- Founding Member and Co-chair, Parenting Coordinator’s
Association of New York.
- Board Member, Association for Conflict Rresolution of New
Prior to coming to St. John's, Professor Greenberg taught at
Hofstra Law School and Hofstra’s Graduate Program in Psychology;
Yeshiva University Reits Fellow Program; and CUNY School of
Professor Greenberg was selected by Best Lawyers in America as
among the top New York lawyers in the field of Alternative Dispute
Resolution for 2005 through 2014.