ABOUT

Louise C. Gross

Mediator / Facilitator / Attorney

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Chicago
Assistant/Associate Regional Counsel (1976-Present)

Chicago-Kent School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law (2007-2010)

MEDIATION BACKGROUND/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies – Mediation Skills Training Program (June 2012)

Federal Executive Board/Shared Neutral Alternative Dispute and Resolution Program (October 2012- Present) Mediation of workplace disputes at federal agencies

Loyola University School of Law
International Academy of Dispute Resolution – attendee; judge in student competition (2018)
Guest coach for Alternative Dispute Resolution teams (2017 – 2019)

PROFESSIONAL MEDIATION ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Attorney Mediators (AAM)
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)

AAM/ACR TRAINING

Advanced Elder Mediation Training (AAM, 2017)
Sheila Heen, Harvard Negotiation Project: Difficult Conversations (ACR, 2017)
Bradley Ginn, Ombuds, Argonne National Labs: Saying No in a Positive Way (ACR, 2015)

EDUCATION

Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Juris Doctor (June 1976)
Member of Law Review

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
College Honors Program, Class Honors (1969-1973)
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature with High Distinction (May 1973)

NON-PROFIT BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Lincolnwood School District 74 (Lincolnwood, Illinois), Board of Trustees (1997-2005)

Beth Emet Synagogue (Evanston, Illinois), Board of Trustees (2013-2017)

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Proficient in Spanish