NAM VOTED #1 ADR PROVIDER FOR THE TWELFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Posted on Sep 19, 2022 |Awards

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NAM RANKED #1 ACROSS MULTIPLE ADR CATEGORIES 

(#1 ADR Provider / #1 Arbitrator / #1 Mediator / #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider)

8 NAM MEDIATORS RANKED IN THE TOP 10

7 NAM ARBITRATORS RANKED IN THE TOP 10

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New York, NY (September 19, 2022) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that for the twelfth consecutive year, the New York legal community has selected NAM as the #1 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider in the 2022 New York Law Journal Best Of Survey.

NAM's highly regarded mediators and arbitrators led the voting in the individual categories as well — with Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq. taking first place in the Individual Mediator category, and Hon. Elizabeth Bonina (Ret.) placing first in the Individual Arbitrator category. In total, eight NAM Mediators and seven NAM Arbitrators ranked in the top 10 in their respective categories.

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

NAM arbitrators who ranked in the Top 10 include Hon. Leonard B. Austin (Ret.), Hon. Elizabeth Bonina (Ret.), James W. Borkowski, Esq., Rhonda L. Epstein, Esq., Richard J. Fodera, Esq., George Freitag, Esq., and Glenn Sabele, Esq. 

In addition to being named the #1 Overall ADR provider, NAM was also voted the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider and the #1 Online ADR Resource by this year's survey respondents.

“We are honored that NAM has been voted the #1 ADR provider for the twelfth year in a row,” said Roy Israel, NAM's Founder and Chairman. “I'm privileged to work with so many talented and capable neutrals. Congratulations to all of this year's winners. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the New York legal community for acknowledging the work that we do.”

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:
Labor Law, Insurance, Negligence, Premises Liability, Product Liability

Best Individual Mediator

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Hon. Leonard B. Austin
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (Ret.)

Practice Areas:
Class Action, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Labor Law, Matrimonial, Professional Liability, Torts & Product Liability

√ Best Individual Arbitrator

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Hon. Elizabeth Bonina
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Kings County (Ret.)

Practice Areas:
Employment, Insurance/Reinsurance, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse

√ #1 Individual Arbitrator & Best Individual Mediator

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James W. Borkowski, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Commercial, Construction, General Liability, Labor Law, Litigation, Municipal Law, Negligence, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Property Damage

√ Best Individual Arbitrator

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Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Commercial Specialist

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

√ Best Indvidual Mediator

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Hon. John P. DiBlasi
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Commercial Division, Westchester County (Ret.)

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

√ Best Individual Mediator

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Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq.
Hearing Officer

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

√ #1 Individual Mediator

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Rhonda L. Epstein, Esq. Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Rhonda L. Epstein, Esq.
Co-op and Condominium, Employment Specialist

Practice Areas:
ADA, Co-op & Condo, Employment Discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act, Real Estate, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour/Fair Employment Practices

√ Best Individual Arbitrator

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Richard J. Fodera, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Negligence, Labor Law, Complex Commercial, Premises Liability, Product Liability

Best Individual Arbitrator

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George Freitag, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Negligence, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Real Estate, Insurance

Best Individual Arbitrator

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Susan Hernandez, Esq.
Former Chief of Staff to the Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Mediation Coordinator

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

Best Individual Mediator

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Jennifer Herscovici, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Labor Law, Negligence, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Workers' Compensation

√ Best Individual Mediator

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Glenn Sabele, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Insurance, Labor Law, Negligence, Product Liability

Best Individual Arbitrator

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Hon. Peter B. Skelos
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (Ret.)

Practice Areas:
Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance, Labor Law, Matrimonial, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Product Liability, Professional Liability

√ Best Individual Mediator

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ABOUT NAM

NAM is a full-service provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services – supporting clients throughout the US and in major cities around the world through a highly secure suite of onsite, virtual and hybrid forums. NAM is recognized for its superb customer service, market-leading technology and an exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. Throughout NAM's 30-year history, the company has consistently earned prominent awards and recognitions. NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100.

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The 2022 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 70+ categories encompassing the areas of Technology – Software and Services, Consulting/Outsourcing, Research/Information Services, Accounting/Banking/Finance/Insurance, Litigation Support, Education, Recruiting & Staffing, Titles, Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as Law Firms for Referral. It included over 500 companies and allowed for a write-in option.

ABOUT ALM 

ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's award-winning media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. Headquartered in New York City with 16 offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843.