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Meet the Arbitrators

Our programs feature regional arbitration experts with cutting-edge knowledge in their field. Select from the list below to learn more about our distinguished instructors.


Fred R. Horowitz, Arbitrator

Fred R. Horowitz

Arbitrator Since: 1989

Fredric R. Horowitz has been a full-time Arbitrator and Mediator in Santa Monica, California since 1989 specializing in public and private sector labor and employment disputes. He is a member of the Board of Governors and past Southern California Regional Chair of the National Academy of Arbitrators, Past Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Former Advisor and Executive Committee Member of the California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Past President of the Orange County Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association, and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He was named in Southern California Super Lawyers from 2008-2012 and a Top Attorney in Southern California by Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine in 2012. In 2008, he was appointed to the Los Angeles City Employee Relations Board and currently serves as Vice Chair. Mr. Horowitz is listed on numerous permanent arbitration panels for union/management disputes in all segments of the public and private sectors, including several in the airline and entertainment industries, and he serves on the MLB/MLBPA and NHL/NHLPA salary arbitration panels. He is a frequent speaker on alternative dispute resolution topics. He was formerly Director of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel for HCC Industries Inc. in Encino, California from 1984-1988 and served as a Staff Attorney for the Air Line Pilots Association in Los Angeles, California from 1975-1984. He is a 1970 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a 1975 graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Arbitrator at a Glance

Mitchell B. Goldberg, Arbitrator

Name: Mitchell B. Goldberg
Arbitrator Since: 1984