Sherwood Malamud

Sherwood Malamud, Arbitrator / Mediator

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55959


Business, Commercial, Contract, Discrimination, Education, Employment, Foreclosure, Labor, Partnership Disputes, Real Estate, Securities, Sexual Harassment, Workplace

Sherwood Malamud has been in private practice as a mediator for 32 years.  For 10 years prior to entering private practice, he served as a mediator, arbitrator and administrative law judge with the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission.

From 1983 to 2004, he served as the Umpire, the sole arbitrator deciding grievance disputes, between Milwaukee County and Milwaukee District Council 48 AFSCME.  He currently serves as a roster mediator for the for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System. When he moved from Wisconsin in the Fall 2014, he served as a volunteer mediator, on the Steering Committee of the Dane County Foreclosure Mediation Program Mortgage Mediation Modification Program and as a roster mediator in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

Recent Employment History

-          Private Practice, 1983-Present (Limited to Arbitration and Mediation of disputes)

-       Qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.”

-      Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, Madison, Wisconsin;

-               Served as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Administrative Law Judge, 1973-1983,

-               Mediated approximately 700 disputes.     


-          Juris Doctor • University of Wisconsin-Madison • Madison, Wisconsin

-          Bachelor of Hebrew Letters in Talmud • Jewish Theological Seminary • New York City

-          Bachelor of Arts in Political Science • City College of New York • New York City


Employing transformative and facilitative approaches:

-          Special Education Disputes between Parents and School Districts - WSEMS Panel

-          Redress Program US Postal Service - 1998-2005

-          Church Sexual Abuse Mediation System for Archdiocese of Milwaukee & victim survivors of clergy sexual abuse 2004-2008

-          Mediation Research & Education Project Mediation Madison Schools & MTI (Teachers)

-          Securities disputes - NASDAQ Panel

-          The Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution Panel - mediation of disputes under laws administered by the Department of Labor

-          Volunteer Mediator - Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Farm Mediation Program

-          Volunteer Mediator Dane County Foreclosure Project

-          Mediator in Bankruptcy Foreclosure (Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin)



-          Permanent Umpire - Milwaukee County and District Council 48, AFSCME 1983-2004; issued on average 15 awards per year.


-          USPS/NPMHU Regular Arbitration panel

-          Previously served on USDA Food Safety Inspection Service & National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals, AFGE (Northern Region)

Agency Panels

-          Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

-          Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission

-          American Arbitration Association

-          National Mediation Board

-          Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services

Professional Affiliations

-          Member, National Academy of Arbitrators

-          Member, American Bar Association, Section on Labor & Employment Law

-          Member, Industrial Relations Research Association

-          Admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

-          Chair, 1996-97, Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin

6051 Laurel Avenue, # 317
Golden Valley, MN 55416

P: 763-316-6373
E: [email protected]