Audrey Lee

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Audrey Lee

Lecturer, Mediation and Diversity & Dispute Resolution, Harvard Law School

Senior Mediator, Boston Law Collaborative, LLC

Audrey Lee specializes in mediating workplace, employment, organizational, harassment, and discrimination disputes. She is Chair of Boston Law Collaborative’s ADR Panel and has served as a mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Audrey also works with higher education institutions on Title IX matters, both as an adjudicator and organizational consultant. In 2021, Audrey was selected for inclusion in Boston Magazine’s inaugural list of “Top Lawyers” (Mediators).

In her consulting practice, Audrey works with clients to increase their effectiveness in difficult workplace conversations and negotiations. In recognition of her professional development work with lawyers, Audrey was invited in 2018 to become a Trusted Advisor for the Professional Development Consortium, the association for individuals responsible for the professional development of lawyers and other professionals at law firms, law schools, government agencies, and corporations.

Drawing on her experience as a mediator and conflict management consultant, Audrey has led interactive implicit bias workshops at the Canadian Bar Association, the League of American Orchestras Annual Conference, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She has also led advanced mediation skills workshops for mediators at the Office of the UN Ombudsman and Mediation Service and Australia’s Fair Work Commission. Audrey is featured in Harvard Business Review’s “Insights” series on Leadership and Managing People and has been a contributing commentator for the BBC Capital’s Work Ethic column.


A.B., Harvard University

J.D., Harvard Law School

Research Interests

Mediation, identity-based conflicts, workplace discrimination, negotiation

Selected Publications

  • “Implicit Bias in Mediation,” Harvard Negotiation Law Review (Spring 2020).
  • “’What Would You Say?’ Giving Teeth to Diversity Programming.” Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Review: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (spring 2013).
  • “Effectively Negotiating Diversity Issues within Law Firms: The Value of Applying Negotiation Pedagogy and Principles to Diversity CLE and Training.” NALP Bulletin, June 2009.
  • “Negotiating Part-Time Work at Elite Law Firms.” Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 6, no.3 (2006).
  • “Unconscious Bias Theory in Employment Discrimination Litigation.” Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review 40, no.2 (2005).