NEWS - Press Release

January 28, 2015


NAM is pleased to announce that Hon. John DiBlasi and Richard Byrne, Esq. will be presenting a CLE Seminar on the use of Mediation as a tool to resolving complex e-discovery disputes.

This CLE program will offer an in-depth panel discussion on the use of mediation for Legal Hold and Preservation Notices, disputes involving Discovery of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) from non parties, as well as proposed new rules relating to privilege logs. The panel will also discuss relevant case law and proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures.

Attendance at the program will provide an excellent opportunity to meet NAM distinguished panel member Hon. John Diblasi-- Former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court and the #1 Ranked Mediator in the United States by the National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and Richard Byrne, Esq., one of New York's top 10 Mediators as ranked by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and Co-Managing Partner of L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini LLP. Hon. DiBlasi and Richard Byrne will be joined by Aaron Zerykier, Esq. Counsel at Farrell Fritz, P.C. The CLE is being co-sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated: “We always welcome the opportunity to offer programs to the legal community that address current topics and issues being faced by legal practitioners. E-discovery is critically important in today's landscape given the amount of information created and stored electronically. Naturally, disputes arise when the exchange of information is required in the context of a litigation. Program participants will have the benefit of learning about new developments and legal consequences in e-discovery, along with suggested methods on how to resolve disputes that may arise."

This complimentary CLE program will be offered on February 11, 2015 from 10:30 am-11:30 am EST. To accommodate attendees, the program will be presented live at NAM’s NYC office located at 122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 803 and simulcast to NAM’s Garden City office located at 990 Stewart Avenue, First Floor. CLE accreditation of this course is currently pending for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Click here to register for this CLE.

For additional information about this CLE program, please contact Anthony Kobets, Esq. at or at 1-800-358-2550 ext 111.

Hon. DiBlasi and Richard Byrne, Esq. are available to hear cases in the NY Metro area and throughout the United States.

Click here to view Judge DiBlasi’s bio.

Click here to view Richard Byrne’s bio.


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