Ira Cure is presently a full time labor arbitrator and mediator. He is a member of the following arbitration panels: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; American Arbitration Associationís Labor Panel; American Arbitration Associationís Employment Panel; New York Public Employment Relations Board Private Sector Panel; New York City Office of Collective Bargaining; New Jersey State Board of Mediation; National Mediation Board, Suffolk County PERB; and FINRA. Prior to becoming a full time neutral in 2010, Mr. Cure was a member of the following firms where he represented unions, employee benefit funds and individuals in employment matters: Lewis Greenwald Kennedy Lewis Clifton & Schwartz (Associate 1984-1991, Partner 1991-1995); Kennedy Schwartz & Cure, PC (Partner 1995-2005); Broach & Stulberg, LLP (Counsel 2005-2008). In addition, Mr. Cure was Senior Counsel of the Writers Guild of America, East, Inc. (2008-2010). He is a member of the Labor & Employment Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York State Bar Association. In addition he chaired the sub-committee that drafted City Bar Associations Employment Law Handbook for Non-Lawyers, August 2006.