NEWS - Press Release

April 29, 2014


NAM is proud to announce the addition of Richard P. Byrne, Esq. to its New York panel of neutrals. He is now available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the country.

A strong proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution and a Certified Mediator with the United States District Courts of New York, Richard P. Byrne brings over 20 years of ADR experience to NAM’s New York Metro panel.

Mr. Byrne has been serving as a mediator since ADR first came on the horizon as a cost-effective means of resolving litigation and other disputes. He is well-respected professionally and has a reputation for bringing the most contentious of disputes to full and final resolution.

He has mediated issues in a variety of specialty areas, including employment discrimination, construction and commercial disputes, complex personal injury and property damage claims, insurance and reinsurance matters, risk transfer and disability claims. His legal career of 31 years brings an added dimension of expertise to the matters he presides over.

In 2013, Mr. Byrne was selected by Kenneth R. Feinberg, the former Administrator of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, to assist in the mediation and resolution of Hurricane Sandy claims. Recently, he was asked to join a sub-panel for the United States District Court, to help resolve a backload of 900 Hurricane Sandy lawsuits. Mr. Byrne is a Special Editorial Board Member on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Journal of American Law and is a member of the mediation panels for both the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Roy Israel, NAM President and CEO, stated, “Richard’s enthusiasm for ADR and his proven success as a mediator make him a perfect fit for NAM. I am so pleased he has joined the panel and look forward to him serving NAM’s clients both in New York and throughout the country. “

Click here to view Mr. Byrne's resume.


Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. In 2014, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the U.S. by the National Law Journal’s Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Consistent with being the nation's premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Rankings Survey also selected NAM as the #1 ADR Provider for the past three consecutive years.

NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of nearly 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Entertainment, Financial Services, International, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury (including 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

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