- Press Release
March 1, 2012
HON. JOHN DIBLASI AND KENNETH GRUNDSTEIN, ESQ. INDUCTED INTO THE NEW YORK CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS
NAM announced today that New York panel members Hon. John DiBlasi and Kenneth Grundstein, Esq. have been inducted as Charter Members of the New York Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators (NYAMA), the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Membership to the Academy is by invitation-only, with a strict peer-nomination vote and extensive client-interview vetting procedure, intended to ensure that only the top 5-10% of qualifying practitioners in each state are invited to join the network. The membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil/commercial conflict resolution and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution.
In addition to this latest recognition, Judge DiBlasi has been named by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings as one of the top two mediators in New York State in 2010 and 2011. He has mediated almost 1,500 cases and facilitated the settlement of complex commercial litigation involving contracts, employment, entertainment law, real property/land use matters and environmental litigation, in addition to the division of settlements on mass tort claims or class action suits.
Click here to view/download Judge DiBlasi's resume in PDF format.
Ken Grundstein has been named as one of the top 10 mediators in New York State by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey in 2010 and 2011. Prior to joining NAM, Ken Grundstein settled over 10,000 cases, more than 1000 of which were well into the seven figure range, with some into eight figures. He previously served as Senior Counsel and Chief Settlement Negotiator for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, and the New York City Chief Settlement Negotiator for all large exposure cases against the City, including significant medical malpractice lawsuits brought against the Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Click here to view/download Ken Grundsteins resume in PDF format.
Headquartered in Garden City, New York, National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc. (NAM) is one of the nation's leading dispute resolution institutions, offering cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation. Founded in 1992, NAM has a nationwide panel of nearly 2,000 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to resolve legal matters in a private forum.
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