FOR THE ELEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW, NAM RANKED AS THE #1 ADR PROVIDER IN NEW YORK

Posted on Sep 20, 2021 |Awards

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NAM SWEEPS THE #1 SPOT IN ALL 4 ADR CATEGORIES. 

(Overall ADR Provider / Online ADR Resource / Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider / Online CLE Provider)

NAM MEDIATORS TAKE 8 OF THE 10 TOP SLOTS.

NAM ARBITRATORS TAKE 7 OF THE TOP 10 SLOTS.

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New York, NY (September 20, 2021) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that it has been ranked by the legal community as the #1 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider for the eleventh consecutive year in the 2021 New York Law Journal (NYLJ) Best of Survey.

NAM's highly regarded ADR professionals, once again, dominated the individual rankings as well — taking eight of the top ten mediator spots and seven of the top ten arbitrator spots, including the #1 ranking in both categories with Susan Hernandez, Esq. placing first in the Individual Mediator category and Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman (Ret.) placing first in the Individual Arbitrator category. 

NAM mediators who ranked in the Top 10 include Susan Hernandez, Esq., Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina (Ret.), Richard P. Byrne, Esq., Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.), Jennifer Herscovici, Esq., Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.) and Robert Adams, Esq. 

NAM arbitrators who ranked in the Top 10 include Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman (Ret.), Glenn Sabele, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina (Ret.), Richard J. Fodera, Esq., George Freitag, Esq., James W. Borkowski, Esq. and Howard J. Kaplan, Esq. 

“We are thrilled and honored that the legal community has once again named NAM as the premier ADR provider in every category,” stated Roy Israel, NAM's Founder and Chairman. “I am so proud of our team and especially our distinguished neutrals who have once again been named the best of the best.”

“The past eighteen months have been challenging for our clients,” added Jason Brennan, CEO of NAM.  “We are especially proud of this year's rankings because it validates the significant investments we have made in technology and security to ensure that our clients have continued access to effective and highly secure ADR services in all circumstances – whether that be in-person, virtual or hybrid”.  

In addition to being named the #1 ADR provider for the past eleven years, NAM was also voted the #1 Online ADR Resource, #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider and the #1 Online CLE Provider by this year's survey respondents.  Earlier this year, NAM was named a Top ADR Firm in the United States by the National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel Best of Surveys.  Through a combination of award-winning mediators and arbitrators, exceptional case management and industry leadership, NAM has proudly served as the ADR administrator of choice for the legal community for nearly 30 years.

To access the full edition of the New York Law Journal Best of Survey click here.

To view our entire New York Metro Roster, please click here.

Meet NAM's Award-Winning Arbitrators and Mediators

Robert Adams, Esq. Hearing officer for National Arbitration and Mediation

Robert Adams, Esq.
Former Sr. VP, Risk Management Tishman Construction Corp.

Practice Areas:
Insurance, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability

Best Individual Mediator

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Hon. Elizabeth Bonina (Ret.)
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County

Practice Areas:
Negligence, Personal Injury, Employment, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Insurance/Reinsurance

√ Best Individual Mediator and Arbitrator

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James W. Borkowski, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Automobile, Commercial, Construction, General Liability, Labor Law, Litigation, Municipal Law, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Property Damage

√ Best Indvidual Arbitrator

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Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Commercial Law Specialist

Practice Areas:
Insurance/Reinsurance, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Risk Transfer, Property Damage

√ Best Indvidual Mediator

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Hon. John P. DiBlasi
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Commercial Division

Practice Areas:
Commercial, Class Action, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Finance, Insurance/Reinsurance, International, Land Use, Professional Liability

√ Best Indvidual Mediator

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Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Attorney Malpractice, Construction, Commercial, Insurance/Reinsurance, Labor Law, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Torts & Product Liability

√ Best Indvidual Mediator

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Richard J. Fodera, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Automobile, Complex Commercial, Labor, Negligence, Premises Liability

√ Best Indvidual Arbitrator

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George Freitag, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Insurance/Reinsurance, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Torts & Product Liability, Real Estate, Wrongful Death

√ Best Individual Arbitrator

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Susan Hernandez, Esq.
Former Chief of Staff to the Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, 1st Department, Mediation Coordinator, Bronx County

Practice Areas:
Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Torts & Product Liability

√ #1 Individual Mediator in New York State

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Jennifer Herscovici, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Workers' Compensation

√ Best Individual Mediator

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Howard J. Kaplan, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Insurance, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability

√ Best Individual Arbitrator

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Glenn Sabele, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Insurance, Negligence, Product Liability

Best Individual Arbitrator

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Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman
Former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department

Practice Areas:
Complex Commercial, Labor and Employment, Matrimonial, Real Estate, Securities

#1 Individual Arbitrator in New York State

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Hon. Peter B. Skelos
Former Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Department

Practice Areas:
Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance, Labor Law, Matrimonial, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Liability

√ Best Individual Mediator

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ABOUT NAM

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been a leading provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution services throughout the United States and internationally for nearly 30 years and is recognized for its exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators, its significant investments in technology and security and its superb customer service. In 2021, NAM was voted a Top ADR Firm in the United States by the National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel Best Of Surveys. For the eleventh year in a row, NAM was named by the legal community as the #1 ADR Provider in the 2021 New York Law Journal Best Of Survey and was also voted the #1 Online ADR Resource, #1 CLE Provider and #1 Online CLE Provider – a testament to the depth and breadth of knowledge, information and thought leadership provided by the firm to the ADR community at large. 

NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and an extensive list of leading law firms. With rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, NAM offers litigants access to a deep panel of more than 2,600 top-tier former judges and legal practitioners uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.  

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The 2021 New York Law Journal Best of Survey is not a scientific study or an editorial analysis, but rather it is a democratic process. The program is run by the New York Law Journal sales and marketing teams at ALM. The voting was conducted via online ballot. Readers were notified of the ballot through direct emails, social media and online advertisements linking to the ballot across ALM's network of websites. The ballot consisted of 75+ categories encompassing the areas of Technology – Software and Services, Consulting/Outsourcing, PR/Marketing, Research/Information Services, Accounting/Banking/Finance/Insurance, Litigation Support, Real Estate, Education, Recruiting & Staffing, Titles, Per Diem, Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as Law Firms for Referral. It included over 500 companies and allowed for a write-in option.