Member Profile: Norman Brand Esq

Norman Brand Esq
Arbitration and Mediation Offices of Norman Brand
150 Lombard Street, Suite 3
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Tel: (415) 484-8704
Fax: (415) 982-8021

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Norman Brand Esq regularly travels out of state to Arizona, Nevada, Oregon

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Mini-Trial Judge


Calendar Last Updated: 18 Jul 17

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Norman Brand Esq has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Banking & Finance
Class Actions
Contract Disputes
Entertainment Sector
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Local Govt./Municipalities
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Pensions / ERISA
Public Policy
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wage & Hour/FMLA



Mr. Brand has been engaged in full-time dispute resolution for over 30 years. A former negotiator and law professor, he has a varied national practice, ranging from arbitrating high profile individual disputes - such NFL player disputes, to mediating high stakes public disputes - including the nation's first "pay for performance" contract in the Denver City School District. Since 2006, he has been named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in ADR every year.

Mr. Brand has arbitrated and mediated cases involving complex issues of law and large dollar amounts. His largest arbitration award was $65 million.

He served as sole arbitrator in a $50 million biotech case, and in many multi-million dollar pension cases. He has mediated multi-party disputes, including the model annual maintenance agreement for the Sacramento Delta, wage rates on the Bay Bridge construction project, and wage and hour class actions. He mediates and arbitrates executive compensation, ERISA, MPPAA, discrimination, statutory and wrongful termination disputes involving Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Brand has engaged in med-arb under statutory procedures involving state and federal entities, as well as in trust fund and trade secret cases. His primary practice is in labor and employment law, but he has also served on specialized panels requiring scientific literacy in biochemistry, medicine, and psychiatry, as well as an understanding of research and laboratory procedures. He is the outside member of the University of California San Francisco Institutional Review Board at the Mt. Zion cancer center. 


  • J.D., University of California, Davis, June 1975
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, January 1971, English
  • M.A., Arizona State University, January 1969, English
  • B.A., Harpur College, State University of New York, Binghamton, June 1966 - (Biology/English)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, The American College of Employee Benefit Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • President, California Dispute Resolution Council (1998)
  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, California Dispute Resolution Council
  • Board of Directors, California Dispute Resolution Institute
  • American Arbitration Association National Employment Advisory Council
  • Member, Mediation Society
  • President, Industrial Relations Association of Northern California (1994-95)
  • Member, National Academy of Arbitrators, Chair, Northern California Region (1990-2)
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Chair, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, American Arbitration Committee, 1990, Member, 1988-1989
  • Chair, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Labor Law, 1983
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, California Bar Association, 1988, Member, 1985-1988, Advisor, 1989-91, Chair, Editorial Board, Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, 1990-1992
  • Chair, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, 1980-81, 1981-82
  • California Bar and New York Bar


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Norman Brand Esq is a member of our CA chapter, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California's premier roster of preeminent mediators and arbitrators. The CADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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