Francis Carling

Carling Mediation and Arbitration

The New York Peacemaker
174 East 74th Street
Suite 12BC
New York, New York 10021

212-628-3026

Appellate, Banking, Civil Rights, Commercial, Discrimination, Employment, Financial Services, Labor, Partnership Disputes, Securities, Workplace

Francis Carling was born and raised in New York City.  He graduated from Fordham College in 1967, and from Yale Law School in 1970.  After a two-year stint as a civil litigator at the Legal Aid Bureau in New Haven, he returned to New York in 1972 and joined Sullivan & Cromwell, where he handled general commercial cases and eventually specialized in labor and employment litigation.  In 1980 he was recruited by Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts [now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman] to head its labor and employment litigation group.  In 1997, he joined a labor and employment boutique firm which was renamed Collazo Carling & Mish.  In 2007, he was named a New York SuperLawyer®in the field of labor and employment law.


Carling has participated in bar association activities at the local, state and national levels, and has been active as a director of both business and non-profit corporations.  He has served as a trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Inc. since 1975, and is a former President of that agency.  He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.


Carling has served as a mediator since 1992, as a labor arbitrator since 1998, as a securities arbitrator since 2002, and as a commercial arbitrator since 2005.

Frank Carling has been active as a mediator for over 15 years.  He received his initial formal training in mediation in 1992, as part of the launch of a voluntary mediation program in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in Manhattan.  Since then he has served regularly as a mediator in that program, as well as a private mediator selected by the parties.  In 1998, he was a mediation trainer for the U.S. Department of Justice.  At the end of 2007 he retired from the practice of law, and now works full-time as a mediator and arbitrator.


Mediation Panels

American Arbitration Association
Finra (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
Resolute Systems, LLC


He is a graduate of Yale Law School, and has over 35 years' experience in litigation and dispute resolution with major New York law firms. He has been serving as a neutral, with outstanding results, since 1992.


Inquiries are invited on Carling's availability for appointment as a mediator, arbitrator or special settlement counsel.

174 East 74th Street, Suite 12BC

New York, NY 10021

P: 212-628-3036

C: 917-951-1237

F: 212-249-7471

E: [email protected]
Seven Habits of Ineffective Advocates in Mediation
5/23/2014 2:35:55 PM
Description: By Francis CarlingEmployment and Labor Relations Committee Newsletter, Litigation SectionAmerican Bar AssociationJanuary 2008 Assume that, as a young lawyer, you are preparing to represent a client in your first mediation.  Assume, too, that