Margie has been a full-time labor and employment arbitrator and mediator since 1990. She was President of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) in 2016-2017. Her permanent panel appointments have included Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association; the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association; American Airlines and its flight attendants and pilots; United Airlines and Teamsters; United Parcel Service and Teamsters (National Panel); the City and County of San Francisco and the SEIU; Kaiser Permanente and OPEIU L29 and SEIU-UHW-West. Previously, Margie was a field attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia. She received her J.D. from Villanova University, and her B.A. from St. Joseph’s University. Margie has been an adjunct lecturer in Labor and Employment Law courses at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, as well as St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Margie is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and is a current member of the CLEL’s 3rd Circuit Credentialing Committee. In 2016, Margie was the recipient of the Peggy Browning Award.
Margie is the current Chair of the NAA Outreach Initiative, a nationwide effort to mentor and train newer arbitrators, with the goal of increasing diversity in the arbitrator pool. She is a prior chair of the Membership Committee of the NAA, and has played a role in the evolution of the NAA’s membership standards.