B.A., Simmons College; J.D., University of Wisconsin
Lynn Sylvester has been a mediator in the Washington, D.C., field office of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service since 1989. Prior to joining the mediation service, she was a senior labor counsel with the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Sylvester has also represented unions, having served as the deputy director of Council 26 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal, Employees (AFSCME) and as assistant counsel with the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). She briefly served as a staff attorney in the Office of the Solicitor, US Department of Labor.
Ms. Sylvester came to the mediation service with a background in labor and employment law. Her litigation experience includes representing clients in the Federal Courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitration. She also has extensive experience in collective bargaining. Ms. Sylvester is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.