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Eileen Barker Biography

MEDIATION / ADR PRACTICE

Eileen Barker's full-time mediation practice draws on over 25 years of experience in law and dispute resolution, and hundreds of hours of specialized training. Since 1991, Ms. Barker has successfully mediated hundreds of cases in a wide-range of areas including commercial/business, employment, real estate, personal injury, insurance, probate, partnerships, and family/divorce. She has also served as an arbitrator, discovery referee and neutral evaluator in numerous matters. Ms. Barker has served on mediation panels and/or provided services for the following courts, private organizations and government agencies:

United States District Court, Northern District
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, San Mateo, and
Contra Costa County Courts
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Kaiser Permanente
National Association of Securities Dealers
Northern California Mediation Center

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEAL
Clerkship, Honorable J. Walter Yeagley
Washington, D.C. 1978-79

U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
Trial Attorney, Office of Consumer Litigation
Antitrust Division, Washington, D.C. 1979-1982

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE
Commerical Litigation Associate
San Francisco, 1987 - 1990

BIANCHI, ENGEL, KEEGIN, & TALKINGTON
Litigation Associate
San Rafael, 1991 – 1995

MEDIATION TEACHING

BOALT HALL SCHOOL OF LAW,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Adjunct Faculty, Negotiation and Mediation, 2002 to present

HASTINGS SCHOOL OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Adjunct Faculty, Mediation, 2005

JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Faculty, Conflict Resolution Certificate Program, Graduate School
of Professional Psychology, 2002

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Faculty, Conflict Resolution Program, 1999 to present

COMMERCIAL MEDIATION TRAINING
40-hour fundamental and advanced mediation training presented twice a year at Dominican College, 1996 to 2001

CONSULTING AND PRIVATE TRAININGS

Since 1991, Ms. Barker has provided consulting services, facilitation and custom-designed trainings on mediation, communications and conflict resolution for a variety of schools, bar associations, and government agencies, and has been a guest speaker at a number of law schools and universities, including Georgetown Law Center and Stanford Law School.

EDUCATION

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER
Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 1978

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, 1975 (Psychology)

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

California (since 1986)
Washington, D.C. (since 1978)