Rocco Scanza

Rocco M. Scanza

Rocco M. Scanza serves on the American Arbitration Association's panels for employment, labor, and commercial arbitrations and mediations. He is a member of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s Roster of Labor Arbitrators, the National Mediation Board’s Panel of Arbitrators, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board and other national and local arbitration and mediation panels. Mr. Scanza serves as an arbitrator and mediator and handles cases in a wide variety of industries. He arbitrates securities cases for FINRA.

Mr. Scanza is on the faculty of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell Law School where he teaches courses on employment arbitration, labor arbitration, mediation, employment law, and labor law. He also frequently serves as a faculty member of AAA's arbitrator and advocacy training programs and has taught courses for Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute and the W. J. Usurey, Jr. Center for the Workplace in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Scanza helped develop and present the American Arbitration Association’s first nationwide training program for its Employment Arbitration Panel.

During his 40-year career in arbitration and mediation, Mr. Scanza practiced law on the management side, and later spent several years training union and labor relations specialists on negotiations and arbitration.

Mr. Scanza has written and lectured extensively on employment and labor arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Association.  Along with arbitrator Jay Grenig, he has co-authored Juris Publications/American Arbitration Association/Cornell ICR’s, The Fundamentals of Labor Arbitration and Case Preparation and Presentation: A Guide for Arbitration Advocates and Arbitrators. He and Arbitrator Grenig are currently working on a new book on the negotiation process. He also served as the first executive director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University. 

Mr. Scanza earned his law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles He is admitted to the practice of law in California and various federal courts.