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Nancy Maisano

Maisano Mediation, LLC provides confidential and skilled mediation services to parties involved in employment disputes and discrimination litigation. The practice includes a broad range of employment-related disputes, including complex multi-party disputes, civil litigation cases, and pre-complaint workplace conflicts, such as accommodations issues. Nancy Maisano, founder of Maisano Mediation, LLC, is an attorney who has mediated more than 1,400 state and federal discrimination claims involving gender, sexual harassment, race, age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, religion and equal pay act claims, wage and hour violations, defamation, breach of contract, FMLA and whistleblower violations.

With more than 20 years’ experience in labor and employment law — including civil litigation–Nancy Maisano understands the costs both parties incur when faced with litigation and the value of resolution through alternative means. Prior to launching her private mediation practice, Nancy was a full-time attorney-mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for six years. She gained experience litigating employment discrimination disputes as a trial attorney for the EEOC and prior to that as an associate in a labor and employment firm. While in private practice, Nancy represented both plaintiffs and defendants in employment and labor litigation and as an advocate in mediations and arbitrations.

ADR Experience

Nancy Maisano, J.D., principal of Maisano Mediation, LLC, has served exclusively as a professional mediator since 2001. Having successfully mediated more than 1,000 employment disputes involving Fortune 500, smaller companies, nonprofits and public agencies, Nancy Maisano has developed an expertise in the area of employment discrimination and workplace disputes.


I believe that pre-mediation communications are important to determine and agree upon the best approach to increase the likelihood of a successful process. As a mediator, I play an active role in the process beyond the facilitation of communication between disputing parties. Throughout the mediation, I listen and strive understand each parties’ perspective and objectives. I usually question each party and/or their counsel, reality test, help parties analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their cases, and offer ideas for resolution. My expectation is for the parties to participate with a good faith, sincere and serious intention to resolve the dispute.


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

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Civil (general)
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Policy
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

An hourly fee applies to time spent in preparation and in the actual mediation conference.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • ACCTM - Am. College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • WMA - Washington Mediation Assoc.
  • NADN - Nat. Acad. of Distinguished Neutrals