Date: June 10, 2010Notes: A conversation with attorney and former police
officer Sean J. Rogers on immigration and local law enforcement.
Sean J. Rogers is
an attorney specializing labor and employment law for more than 30 years. He is a practicing arbitrator and mediator. He was
Senior Hearing Officer/Senior Counsel with the National Mediation
Board (NMB), the statutory-neutral federal agency responsible for facilitating labor relations in the nation's two primary
transportation modes -- airlines and railroads. At the NMB, he also served as the Administrator of the Center for Advanced
Study of Law and Dispute Resolution Process at George Mason University School of Law, a multi-discipline, academic forum.
As Administrator, he was also Professor of Law and Conflict Resolution.
He teaches graduate courses in labor/management
relations, business and labor law. He conducts training for management and labor in organizational effectiveness, total quality
management/re-engineering, ADR and negotiations skills. He has developed several training exercises in negotiations techniques
and has written graduate courses in business law and ethics. He has experience as not only a chief legal officer and negotiator
for national labor organizations, but also director of labor relations and chief negotiator for a major county government
and a large federal agency. He was the National Director, Labor Relations, for the Internal Revenue Service (’95-’98).
He was Director of Planning and Policy for the Montgomery County Government (‘86-’95).
At Montgomery County, he was
directly responsible for the County's human resources programs in labor and employee relations, training, compensation, and
benefits (retirement, health and insurance). His work for labor unions includes: National Counsel, National Treasury Employees
Union (‘78-‘85) and Associate General Counsel, National Association of Government Employees/International Brotherhood
of Police Officers (‘74- ‘78).
From ‘70-‘74, he served
as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police, District of Columbia. His dispute resolution practice encompasses the Federal,
Public and Private sectors of labor relations, and commercial arbitration and mediation as well. He was awarded an AB in English
and Psychology from Georgetown University in ‘70; an MS in Police Science
from American University in ‘76; and his JD from Georgetown University
Law Center in ‘77.