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NOTICE re Zoom and Face-to-Face Mediations:

For the many months following the COVID lockdowns, Cynthia conducted only remote mediations using Zoom. Having now mediated scores of matters via Zoom, she finds the platform extraordinarily effective. With restrictions having lifted, Cynthia offers face-to-face mediations in her offices as well as in spaces secured by counsel. Please note, however, that Cynthia’s offices have not been brought back to full staffing and most conveniences and amenities are not presently available. Robert, Cynthia’s Practice Manager, works closely with Counsel to find the right solution (Zoom or face-to-face) in each case. Please contact him at or 510 452-5298 for availability or answers to other questions.

Cynthia Remmers practices as an effective mediator and arbitrator for a full range of individual, multiple-party and class action employment, intellectual property, and business disputes. 

In every engagement, Cynthia draws on her 35+ years of legal expertise and multicultural experiences gained as:

  • a senior in-house employment counsel in Asia and California;
  • a successful trial lawyer and law firm partner;
  • a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals law clerk and Supreme Court of California extern; and
  • an involved Board member of numerous diverse professional associations and non-profit organizations.

Cynthia mediates in her comfortable conference space on the tip of Lake Merritt—a lovely and convenient part of downtown Oakland—or travels to mediate upon request.  Cynthia arbitrates exclusively as a panelist with the American Arbitration Association.


Cynthia has mediated thousands of cases, filed and pre-filed, federal and state, 25+ years—all with a consistent success rate well above 90%. Cynthia attributes her mediation success to a combination of preparation, collaboration, expertise, persistence, and a direct but respectful approach.


As a member of the American Arbitration Association’s panels, Cynthia has arbitrated scores of cases to effective resolution, covering a wide range of employment and business disputes. She has arbitrated the claims of individuals, multiple-parties and in class actions.