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Marisa Ratinoff, Mediator, Encino, California.

Marisa Ratinoff

Ratinoff Dispute Resolution
16133 Ventura Blvd, Suite 630
Encino, CA 91436
Tel: (818) 788-8695 x 2
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2002
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Marisa brings over 25 years of experience in all aspects of employment law to her neutral practice.  Her employment law experience spans a variety of industries, including real estate, hospitality, health care, finance, education, transportation, food services, legal, and retail. 

Marisa is an experienced litigator in both single and class action employment disputes and well versed in state and federal statutes affecting the employment relationship as well as the case law and regulations interpreting them.

Marisa has mediated and arbitrated as a neutral, an advocate, and a party.  Such depth of experience allows her to quickly discern the legal issues in dispute and understand all perspectives involved.  Marisa has distinguished herself for her ability to think outside the box and to relate to both parties and counsel.

Marisa has mediated and arbitrated cases throughout California and has been selected as a neutral in both national and international employment disputes.

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Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Class Actions
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


Mediation Experience and Training

  • United States District Court, Central District of California
    ADR Mediation Panel 
  • California 2nd District Court of Appeal
    Mediation Program Panel 
  • American Arbitration Association
    Employment Mediation and Arbitration Panels 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    Mediation and Arbitration Panels 
  • CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
    Mediation and Arbitration Panels 
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
    ADR Mediation Program Panel 2002-2013
  • EEOC, Los Angeles District ADR Unit
    Pro-bono Mediation Panel 
  • Mediation and Arbitration Training through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, Los Angeles County Superior Court, the United States District Court, Central District of California, and numerous other resources.

Litigation Experience

  • Epstein Becker & Green partner/shareholder 1997-2016
  • Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman associate 1994-1997
  • Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory associate 1991-1993


  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine School of Law LLM in Dispute Resolution – present
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law JD 1991
  • University of California at Berkeley BA 1987
  • Cambridge University, England 1983-1984


Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • California Bar 1991

Rates Information

Please contact Sonia Patel-Dalton directly at 1.818.788.8695 x 2 or for a rate quote or to schedule mediation. 

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