Regina Waynes Joseph is an Arbitrator on the Dispute Resolution Roster, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority); Certified Federal Mediator, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; Hurricane Sandy Mediator, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; Panel Member, New York City Contract Dispute Resolution Board; R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator, Roster of New Jersey Court-Approved Civil Mediators; and New York and New Jersey Super Storm Sandy Mediator. In addition, Ms. Joseph is a Condemnation Commissioner appointed, from time to time by the Superior Court of New Jersey, to fix compensation for properties taken by eminent domain.
Ms. Joseph practices law in New York and New Jersey primarily focusing on the areas of labor and employment litigation, corporate, not for profit, education, civil rights and entertainment law. She has successfully represented clients in administrative, state and federal courts in civil service employment termination appeals, employment discrimination, copyright infringement and licensing litigation, civil rights, construction award challenges and contract cases, among others.
Ms. Joseph represents artists and musicians in all aspects of the entertainment business including contract negotiations.
Ms. Joseph also represents clients before state and federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NJ Public Employment Relations Commission and National Labor Relations Board.
She has written extensively on issues of concern to the African-American community. Her article, New Jersey’s Issue With Race, published in the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Journal of Law and Social Challenges, 5 J.L. & Soc. Challenges 33 (Summer 2003), presented her perspective on the repercussions and dialogue about racial profiling after the 1998 turnpike shooting of four minority students by the New Jersey State Police.
Over the years, she has testified before committees of the New Jersey Legislature on civil service reform, the state’s response to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Mount Laurel II decision and consent search legislation. Her testimony before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee Special Investigation on Racial Profiling was published in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, 209 N.J. Law. 44 (2001).