Laura Engelhardt founded Neutrality Now in 2017 to help people resolve their disputes. She mediates and arbitrates online, as well as in person in NY & NJ. It can be very difficult to have a productive conversation with someone you disagree with - especially when the stakes are high. Laura can help.

Summary

Education

Boards and Committees

Experience

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  • JD, Stanford Law School 2000
  • BA, Hamilton College 1995
  • Select Mediation Training:
    • ABI Bankruptcy Mediation
    • NY Peace Institute Basic and Advanced Mediation

Experience

Boards and Committees

Experience

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  • Goldman Sachs & Co., 2005-2017
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, 2002-2005
  • Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, 2000-2002

Boards and Committees

Boards and Committees

Publications & Speeches

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  • ADR Committee, NYC Bar Assoc.
  • Board of World Fellowship, Chair
  • Stanford Law School Board of Visitors
  • Hamilton College Nominating Committee

Licenses & Admissions

Publications & Speeches

Licenses & Admissions

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  • Member, NY and NJ State Bars
  • FINRA S.14 (Compliance Professional)
  • Admitted to US Supreme Court; S.D.N.Y; E.D.N.Y.; D.N.J. 
  • Member, FINRA Arbitrator Roster
  • Attorney Arbitrator/Mediator, NY Fee Disputes and Conciliation
  • NJ Commissioned Notary Public
  • Member, NJ Association of Professional Mediators

Languages

Publications & Speeches

Licenses & Admissions

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  • English (Native Speaker)
  • German (Proficient)
  • Spanish (Beginner)

Why Pick Us?

As an Arbitrator...

Laura is analytical, fair and open-minded. Parties value her ability to understand all the facts, ask good questions and manage pre-hearing processes with efficiency. Fellow panelists welcome her insight and thoughtfulness during deliberations.

As a Mediator...

Laura listens to what you say and what you aren't saying. Disputants value her ability to understand and reframe their statements in a way that makes them heard by their opponent. She has great success allowing the parties to develop their own solutions by creating the right environment and framework for them to find common ground.

As a Facilitator...

Laura has extensive experience designing and delivering customized training programs. At Goldman Sachs, she routinely ranked at the top of student surveys for compliance trainings. Conflict occurs in every organization, and teaching your employees how to better manage it will result in greater workplace harmony. Laura can design a program for you that will yield lasting benefits. She meets students at their level and is able to ensure that students not only learn, but have fun in the process.