The Perfect Storm: Anatomy of a Failed Regulatory Negotiation - Chapter 68 - AAA Handbook on Mediation - Third Edition

Lynn Sylvester Ira B. Lobel
Page Count: 
14 pages
April, 2016
Author Detail: 

Lynn Sylvester holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin. She was a Mediator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service from 1989 until her retirement in 2015.

Ira B. Lobel holds a J.D. from Catholic University. He now has a private arbitration and mediation practice and was a Mediator with the FMCS from 1974 until his retirement in 2003. 

In addition to their primary work in the labor field, the authors both have conducted numerous regulatory negotiations for several federal agencies, including the Center of Medicare Services, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Sylvester can be reached at; Mr. Lobel can be reached at The views expressed are the authors’ and do not reflect the views of the FMCS or any other entity.