Areas Of Practice

Norm Brand has been an arbitrator and mediator since 1978 practicing exclusively as a neutral since 1983. He has arbitrated MPPAA withdrawal liability disputes since 1985 and employment disputes since 1990.


University of California, Davis, J.D., 1975
Arizona State University, Ph.D., 1971
SUNY Binghamton, B.A., 1966

Professional Affiliations

National Academy of Arbitrators
American College of Employee Benefit Counsel
American College of Civil Trial Mediators
California Dispute Resolution Council – past President
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section, Exec Com Member
Bar Association of SF, Labor and Employment Law Section, Exec Com Member

Professional Honors and Achievements

Northern California Super Lawyer in ADR 2006 to present
Brand and Biren eds. Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration 3rd ed. (BNA, 2015)
Labor Arbitration: The Strategy of Persuasion 2nd ed. (San Francisco, 2006)
Ed. How ADR Works (BNA, 2002)

Community Service

U C San Francisco Cancer Center, Institutional Review Board 2007-present