Dawn Effron

Dawn Effron, Adjunct Professor, New England Law | Boston

Dawn Effron is a mediator and collaborative attorney devoted to helping individuals improve their effectiveness in negotiation and conflict resolution.
An attorney since 1983, Dawn’s litigation experience spans New York’s premier medical malpractice firm (now named Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore), NYS Department of Health’s Bureau for Professional Medical Conduct, and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She has successfully tried more than thirty cases involving allegations of substandard medical care, fraud, and patient abuse. Among cases Dawn handled at the Massachusetts Board of Medicine were the highly publicized 1994 chemotherapy overdoses and wrong kidney removals at leading Boston-area hospitals.
In 1997, Dawn began to refocus her practice from litigation to alternative dispute resolution. After completing the Advanced Program in Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dawn developed a mediation program for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, aimed at producing more satisfying and comprehensive complaint resolutions for patients, physicians, and the public. Since then, she has mediated hundreds of disputes for organizations including the Board of Registration in Medicine, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, medical practices, private companies, courts, and schools.
Dawn is also an adjunct professor at New England Law | Boston, where she teaches negotiation and the mediation clinic. She served as Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association – Boston Municipal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, which operates a mediation program in Boston Municipal Court; and is currently on the board of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. Dawn received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.

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