24 Elba Street Brookline, MA 02446-6759
Phone: 617-734-3278  Fax: 617-738-6946


Harvard College – B.A., Magna Cum Laude in Economics

Northeastern University School of Law – J.D.



Mark L. Irvings, Esq.

Since 1975, my practice has been devoted to alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, fact-finding, mediation, and serving as special counsel to institutional adjudicatory bodies. I serve as mediator and arbitrator in the following areas: ERISA, including trustee deadlocks; pensions; wage and hour class actions; higher education; individual employment agreements; employment termination; discrimination (age, disability, housing, race, religious, gender, sexual harassment, sexual preference); retaliation; whistleblower; non- competition and non-solicitation; property valuation, division, and usage; community conflict; partnership creation and dissolution; organizational dynamics (board of director, executive director, and staff interactions); and a full range of commercial matters, including contract and lease disputes. I also handle a wide variety of labor-management cases and am on permanent arbitration panels for SEIU, Local 2020 and Boston Medical Center; GE and IUE; Electric Boat Corporation and the Metal Trades Council; Electric Boat Corporation and the Marine Draftsmen's Association; Teamsters Local 633 and Frito-Lay; Yale University and Local 34, FUE; USWA, Local 8751 and First Student, Inc; and SEIU; and Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball (salary arbitration). I serve as permanent arbitrator under numerous project labor agreements for major construction projects in the New England area.



Northeastern University School of Law (1980-1983)
Adjunct Professor of Law – Course in Negotiations

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (1975-1978)

American Arbitration Association, Community Dispute Services Department (1973-1979)
Consultant for Training and Program Development
I was involved in developing pioneering alternative dispute resolution programs for
governmental agencies, courts, prisons, and schools. I also conducted numerous
training programs in negotiations and mediation.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar

National Academy of Arbitrators – past chairperson, New England Region

American Arbitration Association Panels for Labor Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration, Employment Disputes,
  Employee Benefit Disputes, Multi-Employer Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability Disputes

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Panels of Mediators and Arbitrators

Massachusetts Bar Association – past positions include chairperson, Committee on Labor Contract Administration;
  member of Labor Law Section Executive Council; co-chair of Mediator Selection and Training Committee
  for MCAD Pro Bono Mediation Project; member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

American Bar Association – past neutral co-chair, Committee on ADR in Labor and Employment Law

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Selected for The Best Lawyers in America; New England Superlawyers; Boston's Best Lawyers.