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Deborah Crandall Saxe

Deborah Crandall Saxe

also known as Debby Saxe

Practice areas:

Arbitration, Mediation

Deborah Saxe

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Deborah Saxe is a mediator and arbitrator who specializes in labor and employment law disputes.  Before becoming a full-time neutral, she practiced labor and employment law at Jones Day, Heller Ehrman, and Seyfarth Shaw for more than 30 years and was widely recognized as one of the best in the business.  Ms. Saxe is attentive to detail, a quick study, prepared, personable, approachable, articulate, creative, and flexible.  As a mediator, she has demonstrated that she is strong, good at listening and reading people, and a tenacious closer.  She has an unparalleled grasp of the legal issues and knows how a case will appear to a judge and jury.  As an arbitrator, she is fair, practical, unflappable, and not afraid to make tough decisions.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Arbitration: 50%

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Saxe Arbitration & Mediation Services

2222 Foothill Blvd., Suite E-243
La Canada, CA, 91011

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197805/20/2015
DCInactive 197912/27/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuperLawyers2014
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Leading Lawyer - L & E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Top 50 Women Superlawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2012
100 Most Powerful L&E Lawyers in the NationLawDragon and Human Resource Executive Magazine2012
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2011
100 Most Powerful L&E Lawyers in the NationLawDragon and Human Resource Executive Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Leading Lawyer - L&E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2011
100 Most Powerful L&E Lawyers in the NationLawDragon and Human Resource Executive Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Leading Lawyer - L&E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
Top 100 SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2010
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuperLawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Leading Lawyer - L&E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2009
Top 50 Woman SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2009
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2008
Leading Lawyer - L&E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2007
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2007
Leading Lawyer - L&E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2006
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuper Lawyers2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuperLawyers2005
Leading Lawyer -L&E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2005
Leading Lawyer -- L&E LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2004
Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange CountiesSuperLawyers2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Arbitrator and mediatorSaxe Arbitration & Mediation Services2012 - Present
PartnerJones Day2006 - 2012
ShareholderHeller Ehrman1997 - 2005
Associate and Partner (after 1/1/88)Jones Day1983 - 2005
AssociateSeyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson1978 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsMember2012 - Present
Alternative Resolution CentersMediator, Master Mediator Panel2012 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator, National Class Action Panel2012 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesMember, Board of Governors2012 - 2013
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTrustee2010 - 2013
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2010 - 2013
Senior Lawyers Section, Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember, Executive Committee2010 - 2013
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator, National Employment Law Panel2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTrustee2005 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law SectionChairman2002 - 2003
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellow2001 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar FoundationBoard of Directors1997 - 1999
Constitutional Rights FoundationBoard of Directors1997 - 2002
Los Angeles County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law SectionMember, Executive Committee1988 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Advising California Employers and Employees (2012 Update)Vacations, Family Leave and Medical Leave, and Other Time Off2012
Advising California Employers and Employees (2011 Update)Vacations, Family and Medical Leave, and Other Time Off2011
Jones Day CommentaryCalifornia Labor and Employment Legislative Update (2011)2011
Advising California Employers and Employees (2010 Update)Vacations, Family and Medical Leave, and Other Time Off2010
Jones Day CommentaryThe Meagan's Law Web Site - California Employers Beward2009
Advising California Employers (Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB))Vacations, Family and Medical Leave, and Other Time Off2007
Jones Day CommentaryWho is an Internet Applicant? Final Rule on Recordkeeping for Government Contractors Provides Some Guidance2006
Jones Day CommentaryCalifornia Employment Law Update (2006)2006
Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin, Vol. 2005, No. 10CACI Jury Instructions: A Defense Perspective2005
Heller Ehrman BulletinNew California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training Every Two Years2004
Heller Ehrman BulletinDepartment of Labor Issues FInal Regulations Dealing with "White Collar" FLSA Exemptions2004
Heller Ehrman BulletinFair Credit Reporting Act Amendments Became Effective On March 31, 20042004
Advising California Employers and Employees (California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB))Vacations, Family and Medical Leave, and Other Time Off2002
College of Labor & Employment Lawyers NewsletterIs Ragsdale the Tip of the Iceberg?2002
Heller Ehrman Breakfast BriefingThe Americans with Disabilities Act and the Disability Provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act2001
Heller Ehrman BulletinU.S. Supreme Court Rules Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts are Enforceable2001
Heller Ehrman BulletinCourts Require Employers to Train Supervisors About Employment Discrimination Laws or Face Punitive Damages2001
Los Angeles Times"Shop Talk"2001
Southern California Employment RoundtableFamily and Disability Leaves of Absence, Workplace Discrimination on the Dawning of a New Century2000
Heller EhrmanHandling Workplace Investigations2000
Los Angeles Times"Shop Talk"2000
California Law BusinessUnder Pressure1999
Los Angeles LawyerEmployment Agency1999
Heller EhrmanWorkplace Investigations: Risks, Rewards, and Procedures1999
Los Angeles Times"Shop Talk"1999
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E SectionEmployer Acquisition, Use, and Disclosure of Confidential Medical Information1999
Heller Ehrman Law BulletinIt's Deha Vu All Over Again . . . California Reinstates the Eight Hour Workday1999
Heller EhrmanHandling Workplace Investigations1999
Heller EhrmanCalifornia's Protection Against Pregnancy Discrimination and State and Federal Family and Medical Leave1999
Los Angeles Times"Shop Talk"1998
Heller Ehrman News AlertU.S. Supreme Court Rules Unio-Negotiated Arbitration Clause Is Not Exclusive Remedy for ADA Claims1998
Heller Ehrman News AlertCalifornia Supreme Court Eases Limits on Public Policy Based Wrongful Discharge Claims1998
Heller Ehrman News AlertCalifornia Supervisors Cannot Be Held Personally Liable for Making Allegedly Discriminatory Personnel Decisions1998
Heller Ehrman News AlertSupreme Court Creates Affirmative Defense to Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment by Supervisors1998
Heller Ehrman News AlertNinth Circuit Strikes Down Compulsory Arbitration of Title VII Claims1998
California Law BusinessCollaring Coverage1997
Heller Ehrman Law BulletinEffect of Recent Amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act1997
Advising California Employers, 2nd Ed. (California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB))Vacations, Family and Medical Leave, and Other Time Off1996
Legal Update '96, Professionals in Human Resources AssociationReasonable Accommodation Obligation1996
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationReasonable Accommodation Obligation1996
Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases, PLIAge Discrimination: Recent Developments1995
California Business Law PractitionerAn Employer’s Guide to Family and Medical Leave1995
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Family and Medical Leave: A Practical Guide for Employers1995
Litigating Employment Discrimination CasesAge Discrimination: Recent Developments1995
Benefits Law Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2Current Developments in Employee Benefits Litigation1991
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E SectionWinning Your Case Without Trial - Dispositive Motions in Employment Cases1991
The EEO Review, Issue 265Supervisors and Managers Finding Better Ways to Prevent, or Handle, Sexual Harassment Charges1989
Employment Discrimination Law (BNA)Contributing Editor1989
The EEO ReviewEEO and Sexual Harassment1989
Employment Discrimination Law (BNA)Contributing Editor1988
Employment Discrimination Law (BNA)Contributing Editor1987
Advising California Employers (California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB))Vacations and Other Time Off1986
Employment Discrimination Law (BNA)Contributing Editor1986
Employment Discrimination Law (BNA)Contributing Editor1983
ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Topical Paper No. 61The Personal Liability of Community College Officials1977

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of California - Los AngelesComparative LiteratureMA - Masters1973
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)1971
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Russian Language and LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude)1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section, Saturday Morning SeminarRes Judicata and Release Doctrines in Wage and Hour Class Actions2013
Jones Day UniversityWage and Hour Class Actions2012
Jones Day UniversityCalifornia Wage and Hour Class Actions2011
Annual ERTSC ConferenceLegal Update2011
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section Dinner ProgramThe Use of Anti-SLAPP Motions In Labor and Employment Cases2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section Breakfast SeminarReleases and Res Judicata in Class Action Litigation2010
Jones Day WebinarDoing Business in California: The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About California Employment Law2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section Annual SymposiumWhen is an Independent Contractor Really an Employee?2009
Jones Day UniversityThe New FMLA Amendments2009
Jones Day California L&E Law BriefingWage and Hour Litigation and Developments: Recent Trends, New Types of Cases, and What to Expect in 20092009
Institute for Corporate Counsel Annual SymposiumThe Class Action Explosion2009
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section SeminarAvoiding Employee Lawsuits2008
Jones Day UniversityRepresenting Multiple Parties in Employment Litigation Matters2008
Annual SCERT ConferenceThe ADA Amendments Act2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section SymposiumLitigating in the 21st Century - The New Rules Regarding Electronic Discovery2007
Jones Day UniversityWage and Hour Class Actions2007
Jones Day UniversityTop 10 Worst Ways To Run A Leave of Absence Program2007
Jones Day SeminarMeal Periods and Wage Implications2007
Jones Day 2007 Health Care L&E SymposiumWage and Hour Class Actions2007
Southern California Mediation Association SeminarThe Class Action Fairness Act2006
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section Annual RetreatA Workplace in Transition: California Law and Transgender Employees2006
Council on Education and Management SeminarFMLA Update2006
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Corporate Law Departments SectionNew Developments in Employment Law and Executive Compensatoin Issues2005
Heller Ehrman SeminarHiring Competitors' Employees2005
State Bar of California SeminarThe New Jury Instructions for California Employment Law Cases2003
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section SeminarStop, Look & Listen: Practical Advice on Ethics & Professional Responsibility for the Employment Law Attorney2003
Heller Erhman SeminarOral Advocacy2003
Heller Ehrman SeminarMediation from the Defense Perspective2003
Heller Ehrman SeminarViews on Appellate Advocacy2003
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section SeminarEmployment Discrimination Law, From Hiring to Firing: The Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law2002
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section Annual RetreatReel Justice: What Do The Movies Teach Us and Our Clients About Civil Litigation?2002
Heller Ehrman SeminarSummary Judgment Amendments2002
SCERT Annual ConferenceMental Disabilities2001
Practicing Law Institute SeminarFMLA Leaves of Absence2001
Heller Ehrman SeminarTaking and Defending Depositions2001
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section Annual SymposiumWhat's Your Problem? Employers Obligations and Limitations on the Acquisition, Use, and Disclosure of Employee Medical Information2000
Heller Ehrman Breakfast BriefingThe Americans with Disabilities Act and the Disability Provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act - A Comparison Study2000
Annual SCERT ConferenceFamily and Disability Leaves of Absence, Workplace Discrimination on the Dawning of a New Century2000
Seventeenth Annual Labor Law ConferenceEmployer Acquisition, Use and Disclosure of Confidential Medical Information1999
Heller Ehrman SeminarCalifornia's Protection Against Pregnancy Discrimination and State and Federal Family and Medical Leave in California1999
Heller Ehrman SeminarHandling Workplace Investigations1999
California Continuing Education of the Bar ConferenceHandling Workplace Investigations1997
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section SeminarThe Public Policy Tort: What Employment Lawyers Need To Know1996
PIHRA Legal Update '96The Reasonable Accommodation Obligation1995
Los Angeles County Bar Association, L&E Section SeminarWinning Your Case Without Trial - Dispositive Motions in Employment Litigation1991
Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases (PLI)Age Discrimination: Recent Developments1991