Felice E. Busto

Arbitator & Mediator
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123


Areas Of Practice

Civil Rights
Non Compete
Sexual Harassment
Wage and Hour
Wrongful Termination


I have been a full time mediator and arbitrator specializing in employment and labor disputes since 1998.  After being a litigator for 20 years, I was exposed to mediation in my practice and believe it is highly effective for parties to resolve a workplace dispute or other conflict.  Mediation involves listening, uncovering interests, exploring options, and ultimately coming to a mutually acceptable resolution.  It saves time, money and stress and avoids the risk of litigation. Most importantly, the mediator cannot impose a solution but is a catalyst to assist the parties in finding one.  I use a facilitative style of mediation to explore interests and options with the parties that will resolve their dispute.

Over the past 17 years, I have mediated over 400 employment disputes and have 37 years of expertise in employment and labor law.  I also conduct trainings in conflict resolution and mediation for government agencies and to private parties. I served as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations teaching conflict resolution in the graduate and undergraduate programs.

 I serve on several mediation panels including the American Arbitration Association’s Employment Mediation Panel, the U.S. Postal Service Employment/Redress Panel, the U.S. Department of Justice/Key Bridge Foundation ADA Panel and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. I also serve on labor and employment arbitration panels in the Northeast, including the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey State Board of Mediation, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation and other permanent panels. In addition, I am an ad hoc mediator and factfinder for the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission.

Prior to becoming a neutral, I was an advocate for employers with the Washington DC law firm of Steptoe and Johnson and for employees at the Air Line Pilots Association. I handled labor and employment litigation in federal and state courts for 20 years.


Catholic University Law School - JD 1980; member of Law Review
Bucknell University - BA, Political Science, 1975

Admitted, DC Bar (1980); Association for Conflict Resolution, Training Committee; ABA Labor and Employment Section, LERA (NJ and PA chapters)
PO Box 458
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

P: 732-776-6507
F: 732-776-5712
E: [email protected]