Deborah Schick Laufer became the Manager for Mediation Services at the World Bank. She is also Executive Director of the Federal ADR Network (FAN), which she founded in 1998. The Federal ADR Network focuses on distributing ADR information and materials electronically. Ms. Laufer is an experienced trainer in interest-based bargaining, mediation skills and dispute resolution systems design. She has consulted for federal agencies and private entities on how to develop an integrated workplace dispute resolution system.
Ms. Laufer is an attorney with a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University with a major in political science and minors in economics and psychology.