CLE Webinar: Mediation and Negotiation in a Virtual World: Ethics, Technology and Best Practices

CLE Events | Webinar Date: August 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET

New York, NY (July 26, 2022) – Join Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.), NAM Hearing Officer, Lauren McKenna, Esq., Managing Partner at Fox Rothschild/Philadelphia and Rodolfo Rivera, Esq. (Moderator), Chief International Counsel, Fidelity National Financial, for a live CLE webinar entitled Mediation and Negotiation in a Virtual World: Ethics, Technology and Best Practices. This complimentary presentation will be held on Wednesday, August 10th at 9:00 a.m. ET

The panel will discuss the new realities being faced by lawyers and clients and tips on how to negotiate and mediate in a new world where technology has taken control and the legal community has had to adapt.

The panel will share their views on:

  • the ethics of virtual negotiations and mediations;
  • obstacles to the personal effect created by the new technology;
  • best practices; and
  • how to stay a step ahead of the curve.

To receive CLE credit, please pre-register via Zoom link by clicking here. A link to the webinar will be sent to the email address you provide in your registration.

NAM is an accredited provider of CLE credit in New York, approved for traditional live-classroom format, as well as webinars.  This course is approved for experienced and newly admitted attorneys.  Attorneys will receive ½ credit in Ethics and ½ credit in Professional Practice. For New York CLE attendance verification purposes, any course codes announced during the program must be recorded on the affirmation form available on the CLE Board website at:

Please e-mail your completed affirmation and evaluation form to in order to receive your certificate of attendance.

Please note that CLE credit can only be issued for those attendees who register and view the entire 60-minute program through Zoom.

For CLE credit in Nebraska, contact Diana Medina at

The presentation will also be live streamed on LinkedIn. CLE credit is not available to those who view the program through LinkedIn. 

Meet the Presenters

Judge DiBlasi is the former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. During his illustrious career, he has arbitrated and mediated more than 3,000 cases with an ADR practice that focuses on resolving commercial, international, finance, employment, entertainment, land use, and professional malpractice matters. In 2022, for the ninth year in a row, Judge DiBlasi was ranked a Top Three Mediator in the United States by the National Law Journal Best Of Survey. Furthermore, in 2021, he was voted a Top Ten Mediator in the New York Law Journal Best Of Survey, for the twelfth consecutive year. 

Ms. McKenna is Managing Partner at Fox Rothschild, Philadelphia Office. She focuses her practice on resolving sophisticated business disputes and litigation, particularly in the insurance, health, real estate, and flood industries. She regularly appears in state and federal courts across the United States and has earned a reputation for sound judgment and innovative problem solving. Ms. McKenna is well-known among lenders and flood zone determination companies, routinely defending them in matters involving claims brought in connection with the 1973 Flood Disaster Protection Act and the 1994 National Flood Insurance Reform Act. She serves as national counsel for one of the flood determination industry's largest companies and regularly represents others in the industry on matters of importance. Lauren also frequently writes and speaks on federal, state and local legislation and other topics impacting the flood industry.

Mr. Rivera is a well-known figure in the U.S. in-house legal market. He is chief international counsel for Fidelity National Financial – a Fortune 500 company that provides insurance, claims management services, real estate solutions and information services. Mr. Rivera manages all of Fidelity's corporate and litigation matters outside of the U.S. and has had a particular focus on Latin America in recent years. Mr. Rivera's understanding of global businesses has allowed him to oversee Fidelity's international expansion – at one point coordinating attorneys in 34 countries to ensure insurance policies in each country were issued correctly. He has held a number of wider roles within the in-house legal community, including at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) as the International Committee President and as a member of the Global Board of Directors.

About NAM's complimentary Continuing Legal Education programs

NAM provides complimentary Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs virtually, on-site at your office, or in any of NAM's dedicated conference facilities. Our Continuing Legal Education department will work with your firm or organization to customize a CLE program that is designed to meet your specific CLE issues and topics of interest. Our well-respected faculty provides participants with an interactive presentation that will engage and educate your audience as they earn relevant CLE credit.

Please contact NAM's CLE department at 800-358-2550, ext. 145 or email Sharon Pedersen at for information on how we can customize a CLE program for your organization.