Joshua E. Bienstock has been a practicing employment and labor lawyer for 30 years, a mediator for over 10 years. His research focuses on conflict resolution in the world of higher education and how different cultures contrast in their approach to conflict resolution. For over a decade he has been an invited lecturer at Cornell University and the City University of New York (CUNY), addressing business, governmental and educational delegations from Vietnam, Korea, and China on the topics of conflict resolution and collective bargaining. He has been an invited international speaker, presenting a series of lectures in China related to conflict resolution, collective bargaining, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration to faculty, students and lawyers in seven universities and three law firms/non-governmental organizations in 2013 and in 2014. Recently, he was invited by CUNY to speak to a group of visiting civil servants from Jinlin, China.

Regarded as an expert in this field by his peers at CUNY, they posted many of his presentations on its website at http://alrexchange.sps.cuny.edu/en/workshops/collective-bargaining-and-contract-negotiations and at http://alrexchange.sps.cuny.edu/en/workshops/dispute-resolution, where thousands of professors, students, and practitioners throughout the world can access and benefit from his experience and expertise.

Bienstock is also certified by the New York State Office of Court Administration to provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to members of the New York State Bar. In the past he have conducted CLE courses on “Alternative Dispute Resolution for Lawyers” and “Negotiating Techniques and Strategies for Lawyers” and recently developed a CLE course on the topic of “Mediation Skills for Lawyers.”

The author of a monthly article in the Queensboro News Magazine of the Queens Chamber of Commerce on topics related to labor and employment law and conflict resolution, Bienstock has published a series of articles on doing business with international business partners and effectively negotiating in a culturally diverse world. Articles cover China, South Korea, Jamaica, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Cohn, Deborah and Bienstock, Joshua. “The Influence of Digital Social Networking Services on Workplace Harmony and Conflict”: Albert and Pear Ginsberg Foundation. Funded on July, 2015.Research grant of $24,807 to study the influence of digital social networking services on workplace harmony.
  • Bienstock, Joshua and Brown, Anne.  “Preventing and Resolving  Grievances.” State of New York and the Civil Service Employees Association Partnership for Education and Training. Funded 2006. Served as a consultant on a grant program funded by the State of New York to develop and present a state-wide program.

Publications  or Presentations

  • “Students’ Lawsuits Proliferate: Is Mediation The Cure?” Published in the Nassau County Bar Association Law Journal, November 2015.
  • Invited International lectures, under the auspices of the City University of New York speaking at seven instuitions of higher education and three law firms in Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and Beijing, China, including most recently:
    • “Conflict Resolution Techniques for Lawyers.” and “A Lawyer’s Guide to Negotiation Techniques in the World of Alternative Dispute Resolution.” Zhicheng Migrant Workers' Legal Aid and Research Center and  Yilian Legal Aid and Research Center of Labor, Beijing, China, 2014.
    • “Alternative Dispute Resolution.” Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2013.
    • “Legal Process of Collective Bargaining.” Nanhua College of Industry and Commerce, Guangzhou, China, 2013.
    • Title: “How Unions Collectively Bargain Sub Contracting and Outsourcing.” Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2013.

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • Business Law (LLAW-101)
  • Business Law (LLAW-110)
  • Business Law (LLAW 210)
  • Business Law (LLAW-701)
  • Business Law (LLAW-750)
  • Arbitration/Dispute Resolution (LBRS-847)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (HRMT-822)
  • Human Resources Policies and Procedures (HRMT-875)
  • Hospitality Law (HOSP 320)
  • Business Law (ACCT 745)

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished School of Management Faculty Service Award, 2018
  • NYIT Outstanding Faculty Member Award (Student Government Association), 2014-15
  • NYIT School of Management Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Professional Enrichment Program, 2014
  • NYIT School of Management Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Adjunct Faculty Council, 2014
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial Labor Relations Award for Commitment to Labor Education and Excellence in Teaching, 2008
  • Hofstra Law School Award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor Law, 1981

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