October 5, 2017
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that Honorable John P. DiBlasi has been invited to speak at the 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Over 3,500 legal professionals including in-house counsel, law firms and legal service providers, Legal industry and thought leaders from Fortune 500 companies from around the world are expected to attend. This 4-day global event is the world’s single largest educational meeting for in-house counsel, offering networking opportunities and advance educational seminars that focus on leading topics of interest to the in-house legal professional. NAM is honored to have been selected a Silver Sponsor at this annual meeting which will convene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Sunday, October 15, 2017 through Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
Judge DiBlasi will participate in a 90-minute panel discussion program entitled, Defending the Front Line: Your Role in Domestic and International Arbitrations. The program will discuss the responsibilities of in-house counsel and the decisions that need to be made before and during each stage of an arbitration. Topics to be addressed will be risk analysis and selection of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism, internal organization and preparation, outside counsel and arbitrator selection and arbitration strategy and process.
Judge DiBlasi will be joined by Joe McArthur, Esq. and Seumas Woods, Esq., Partners at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP; Jeffrey Wood, Esq., Senior Counsel and Managing Attorney, Commercial, Air Canada; Susanne Dickerson, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Legal – Commercial, Cliff Natural Resources, Inc.; and Elsie Plytas, Esq., Senior Counsel, TD Legal, Canadian Disputes, TD Bank Financial Group.
Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated, “Judge DiBlasi’s credentials are impeccable and he is supremely qualified to address domestic and international arbitration matters. It is always a vote of confidence in NAM when a global organization like the ACC invites one of our neutrals to speak. It is also an affirmation of the quality of talent we recruit to join our roster. I am certain that he will provide an intellectually enriching and informative experience for all those who attend.”
Honorable DiBlasi is the former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County. For the fourth consecutive year, he was voted the #1 mediator in the United States in the 2017 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and for the second year in a row, he was named a National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. He was also voted one of the Top 10 mediators in the 2017 New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the eighth straight year. Judge DiBlasi has arbitrated and mediated over 3,000 cases and his ADR practice centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters.
Judge DiBlasi is available to mediate and arbitrate cases throughout the United States.
Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the second year in a row, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the United States by the 2017 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Additionally, 6 of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. The company was also ranked a Best National ADR Provider by the 2017 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Consistent with being the nation’s premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past seven years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2017 Best of The New Jersey Law Journal and Best of the Midwest annual surveys.
NAM actively works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 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 is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.
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