Nancy Maisano, Esquire

Maisano Mediation LLC
1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-957-1955
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Nancy Maisano has mediated more than 1,600 cases. She is a frequent speaker on alternate dispute resolution and employment law. She conducts trainings for human resources personnel and management as well as members of the employment bar on handling EEOC charges, effective mediation advocacy and a variety of employment laws and policies.

Disputes Mediated:

Employment Discrimination Claims
Class Action Litigation
• Discrimination and Wage and Hour
Labor Disputes
• Collective Bargaining Agreements, ULP, Grievances
Wage and Hour
• State (WA, OR) and federal (Fair Labor Standards Act — FLSA)
Employment-Related Tort and Contract Claims
Business and Commercial Disputes
Civil Rights/Constitutional/Prisoner’s Rights
First Amendment
Franchise Disputes
Partnership Dissolution
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Civil (general)
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Harassment
  • Insurance
  • Labor Management
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Policy
  • Torts
  • Worker's Comp
  • Workplace

MEMBER: 2017



Maisano Mediation, LLC 2007-present: Full-time mediator and founder of a mediation services firm based in Seattle and serving the Pacific Northwest region. Expertise in employment and labor disputes involving discrimination, wage and hour, ERISA and non-competes as well as other employment-related disputes. Other types of disputes mediated include: commercial claims, business and partnership dissolutions, estates/trusts, personal injury and civil rights/constitutional claims.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2001-2007: Full-time mediator responsible for convening and conducting more than 100 employment discrimination mediations per year, consistently achieving a greater than 90 percent success rate.

Federal Executive Board ADR Consortium 2003-Present: Volunteer mediator for the resolution of employment disputes involving federal, state and local government agencies.

Federal Emergency Management Administration October – December 2005: Equal Rights Officer for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts in New Orleans on a temporary assignment from the EEOC. Responded to and resolved, through alternative dispute resolution, internal complaints of employment discrimination by FEMA employees, its contractors and citizens' civil rights complaints. Conducted training for new employees on diversity, sexual harassment and FEMA employment policies and complaint procedures.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1999-2001 Trial attorney responsible for all stages of employment discrimination litigation brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Schwerin Campbell Barnard, LLP, 1997-1999 Attorney representing both plaintiff and defense in employment discrimination and civil rights litigation.

U. S. Maritime Administration, 1991-1997 Legislative and policy attorney focusing on labor, employment and maritime laws and policy.


University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Louisiana State University, B.A., cum laude, 1987

Practicing in Washington

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