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Dawn Effron, Esq.

Dawn Effron, Esq. is devoted to helping organizations and individuals improve their effectiveness in negotiation and conflict resolution.

An attorney since 1983, Dawn draws on a wide-range of experience in negotiation and dispute resolution. Early on, as a litigator at Kramer, Dillof and Moore, then a prosecutor at the New York Board of Registration in Medicine, she negotiated multi-million dollar settlements and tried more than thirty cases. In 1997, inspired by a program in collaborative negotiation at Harvard Law School, Dawn refocused her professional practice from litigation to alternative dispute resolution. In parallel with the evolution of her private practice, Dawn has been teaching negotiation to upper level law students since 2004. She is an Adjunct Professor at both Northeastern University School of Law and New England Law | Boston.

Dawn’s professional training and mentoring experience encompasses universities, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies including Harvard School of Public Health, the Kennedy School of Government, New York University, Boston University, Viacom, Inc., Cablevision, Rainbow National Advertising, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, ACE Financial Services, International Data Group, municipal police departments, families, and courts.

Dawn applies the theory that she teaches in a variety of settings. She has served as a facilitator, a mediator and a collaborative attorney in hundreds of personal and commercial conflicts. Her clients include Boston University, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, Veterans Administration, many corporations, schools, families and courts. Dawn’s system design experience includes development of a model mediation program for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine aimed at producing more satisfying and comprehensive resolutions to complaints against physicians.

Dawn currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, where she was also Vice President of Education and Training in 2012. She served as Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association – Boston Municipal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, operating a mediation program in Boston Municipal Court, for more than ten years.

Dawn received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her JD from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts and New York Bar.