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Jonathan R Harkavy, Mediator & Arbitrator, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Jonathan R Harkavy

Patterson Harkavy LLP
609 Rockford Road
Greensboro, NC 27408
Tel: (336) 370-4200
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: South Carolina, Virginia, Washington

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Practice Commenced1992
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)4000
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Before practicing in North Carolina, Jon clerked for the late Judge Richard T. Rives of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced with Carter, Ledyard and Milburn in New York City. He taught corporate finance (securities regulation) at the law schools of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and employment and labor law at Wake Forest School of Law. He is co-author of the practice volume of Larson's Employment Discrimination and has authored numerous articles, essays and portions of books dealing a variety of legal topics, including dispute resolution.  He became a visiting research fellow at Harvard Law School in the Labor and Worklife Program beginning in the summer of 2018.

Jon has served as Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section, Appellate Rules Committee and Labor and Employment Section, as well as President of the District Bar and Co-Chair of the ABA's Subcommittee on Employment at Will - Legislation. He has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is a certified mediator and has served as a special master, arbitrator, and private judge. His practice is limited to serving as a dispute resolution neutral. Jon has mediated well over 4000 cases since about 1992 and has served as an arbitrator, private judge or special master in more than 100 cases.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Media & Communications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • Columbia University School of Law, LL.B., 1968.
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1965

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association

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