Mary Austin is an attorney with has an independent mediation and arbitration practice in New York City. In addition to her work with prison mediation, Ms. Austin’s practice focuses on commercial, employment and health care disputes. She is on the AAA Commercial and Health Care Panels; the American Health Lawyers Association Mediation, Arbitration and Hearing Officer Panels; the Pro Bono Advocacy Panel for the Eastern District of New York’s pro se employment mediations; and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Intermediation Panel. Ms. Austin was a commercial litigator for twenty years and served as in-house counsel to UPMC for thirteen years. Ms, Austin is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.