Leech Tishman Partner Sally Griffith Cimini Joins CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals

Cimini Selected as Mediator for CPR Employment Panel

PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partner Sally Griffith Cimini has been selected to become a member of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, where she will serve as a mediator for CPR’s Employment Panel. Sally is a member of Leech Tishman’s Management Committee and chairs the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Practice Groups.

CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals comprise the most highly qualified mediators and arbitrators from throughout the world, who are particularly well suited to resolve significant disputes involving major corporations or issues of public sensitivity. Focusing in more than 20 practice areas, CPR’s esteemed arbitrators and mediators have provided resolutions in thousands of cases, with billions of dollars at issue worldwide. The CPR Employment Panel includes neutrals with experience in all aspects of employment law and disputes, including executive compensation, statutory discrimination and termination issues.

“Sally is highly regarded in the Pittsburgh community for her experience in the areas of alternative dispute resolution and employment law,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “In addition to counseling and litigating on behalf of private and public sector employers for the past 25 years, Sally has a wide breadth of experience as an employment dispute mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator. We are proud that she has been selected to join the prestigious CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.”

Sally is very active in the field of alternative dispute resolution, and regularly serves as a mediator and early neutral evaluator for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She is a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and also provides services as a private mediator. Sally is also a contract mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a panel mediator on the UPMC Intermediation Panel.  She has completed mediation training through the AAA, the Center for Dispute Resolution, Harvard Law School, and the Pittsburgh Mediation Center and has achieved Advanced Workplace Practitioner status through the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Sally regularly advises employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination and routinely represents employers in employment discrimination litigation before the federal and state courts as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations. She also represents employers in all aspects of labor relations, including grievances, arbitration and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. Sally has extensive experience with wage and hour practice before the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resources Certificate Institute.

Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Sally was a shareholder and associate at various prominent law firms in Pittsburgh. She has published numerous articles on employment law and is a regular speaker on employment, labor law and human resources issues. Sally is the current President of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s ADR Committee. She is also an active member of the American, Pennsylvania, Ohio State and Allegheny County Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Tri-State Society for Human Resources Management. In addition to being recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Attorney, she has achieved many professional accolades including being selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the Employment & Labor (2005, 2007-2012) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2009-2011) categories by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine.


The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) is the only independent non-profit organization whose mission is to help global businesses and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently. For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict.

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, litigation, real estate, and taxation. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.