Director of ADR

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Marc Van Nuys is the U.S. Army Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program Director in the Office of the General Counsel. He is responsible for development and implementation of Army ADR policy and training for all Army Components and activities. A labor lawyer by training, Mr. Van Nuys was previously Associate General Counsel and Director of the Workplace Disputes ADR Program for the Air Force.

A retired Air Force Judge Advocate, Mr. Van Nuys’ military assignments included a Major Command labor attorney, base and contingency operation staff judge advocate, medical law consultant, appellate government counsel, and area defense counsel. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Federal labor and employment law

  • LL.M., Labor Law (Distinction), Georgetown University Law Center, 1992
  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1980
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 1976

Professional Experience
  • Army ADR Program Director (2008-present)
  • Air Force Associate General Counsel (Dispute Resolution) (2002-2008)
  • Chief, ADR Division, Air Force Legal Services Agency (2001-02)
  • Director, Plans and Resources, HQ AFMC/JA (1999-2001)
  • Labor and military personnel law attorney, HQ AFMC/JA (1996-99)
  • Staff Judge Advocate (Deployed), CTF NORTHERN WATCH (Aug 97-Jan 98)
  • Staff Judge Advocate, Newark AFB OH (1992-96)
  • Medical Law Consultant, Sheppard AFB TX (1988-91)
  • Appellate Government Counsel, HQ USAF (1985-88)
  • Area Defense Counsel, K.I. Sawyer AFB MI (1984-85)
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, K.I. Sawyer AFB MI (1983-84)
  • Private Law Practice, Winston-Salem NC (1980-83)

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