DeAndra Roaché is a professional full-time neutral specializing in arbitration, mediation, and fact-finding of various disputes such as labor, employment, financial securities, construction, consumer, and other business disputes. She conducts arbitrations and mediations via in-person and virtual/online formats. Ms. Roaché works with companies, court systems, and individuals in various industries to assist with their conflict resolution and conflict management needs. Ms. Roaché is also the Founder and President of Cynergis Dispute Resolution Services, an ADR practice that specializes in conflict resolution and conflict management services. Ms. Roaché amassed significant and progressive experience in Financial Securities, Corporate, Contract, and Labor & Employment laws while working at major global law firms in Washington, DC. She has managed numerous high-profile cases; corporate formations, dissolutions, closings: Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); and major SEC regulatory registrations for Fortune 500 companies, industry leaders, sector innovators, and business entrepreneurs. Ms. Roaché served as financial securities subject matter expert/liaison to one major firm’s Asian-Pacific offices as well as the liaison to their domestic corporate and litigation legal teams regarding financial securities matters.
Additionally, Ms. Roaché worked as a labor relations professional in the Washington, DC corporate office of “America’s Railroad”- Amtrak. She amassed extensive experience in the Labor/Collective Bargaining, Arbitration and Mediation processes unique to the railroad industry as administered under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), such as Public Law Boards, Special Boards of Adjustment, Interest Arbitrations, Presidential Emergency Boards, Grievance Mediation and proceedings through the National Railroad Adjustment Board of the National Mediation Board. Ms. Roaché serves on several arbitration and mediation panels/rosters including the AAA, FMCS, NMB, FINRA, CPR, and others.
In addition to over a decade of labor and employee relations experience, Ms. Roaché holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and was trained in labor relations at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations-ILR/Scheinman Institute. She is currently a 2020/21 NAA Arbitrator SALON Fellow with the DC/Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Academy of Arbitrators and a distinguished AAA 2015/16 Judge Higginbotham Jr. Fellow. She is also a certified Workplace Mediator & Trainer and Dispute Resolution Board certified.