Deborah Crandall Saxe arbitrates and mediates employment law disputes through JAMS Arbitration, Mediation, and ADR Services. She has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases, including wage and hour, ERISA, employment discrimination class actions, FLSA collective actions, and PAGA actions.
Ms. Saxe is well-respected by both sides of the employment bar as being a quick study, prepared, personable, approachable, creative, ad 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.
Before becoming a full-time neutral, Ms. Saxe 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. Chambers USA called her "'an aggressive and highly capable litigator' with a forte in wage and hour and discrimination cases" and "substantial experience in the courtroom as a trial lawyer." More recently Chambers USA called her "a talented mediator."
Ms. Saxe resides in Southern California and is available to mediate or arbitrate employment law disputes anywhere.