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Christine Ver Ploeg, Arbitrator

Christine Ver Ploeg

Arbitrator Since: 1982

Christine Ver Ploeg, a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1988, is a labor arbitrator and professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law. She received her J.D. with honors from Drake University Law School (1974) and her LL.M. in Labor Law from Georgetown University Law Center (1977). Before becoming a law professor, she was a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Ver Ploeg has arbitrated and mediated labor and employment disputes throughout the United States and is on numerous public and private sector ad hoc and permanent panels. She is a Director of William Mitchell’s Center for Negotiation and Justice, and has taught ADR on many international programs. In 1993 she helped found an international humanitarian organization, Mano A Mano International Partners, which has now become the largest and most influential N.G.O. in Bolivia, building clinics, schools, housing, airstrips, roads and reservoirs to improve the lives of the rural poor.