Resolving Coverage Disputes in Mediation

CLE Events | Webinar Date: June 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET

New York, NY (June 23, 2020) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is pleased to announce that James W. Borkowski, Esq., Richard P. Byrne, Esq. and Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh, J.S.C. (Ret.) have been invited by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers to present a live streaming continuing legal education (CLE) seminar entitled, Resolving Coverage Disputes in Mediation. This free presentation will be open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, June 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET.

Join three of NAM's highly regarded neutrals and learn about the unique issues involved in insurance coverage disputes – with particular attention paid to the practical benefits of resolving these disputes via Mediation. The panel will discuss the means and methods of resolving these disputes in the context of various claims, fact patterns, parties, policies, and types of damages. This program is a must see for all attorneys who litigate coverage issues or who are drawn into coverage disputes during the course of their practice. 

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James W. Borkowski's, distinguished career spans more than 30 years with a practice focused primarily on litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both the state and federal court systems. He has successfully represented insurance carriers, corporations and individuals in personal injury, construction, litigation, general liability, premises liability, property damage, automobile and commercial litigation (both plaintiff and defendant). Mr. Borkowski is well-known within the New York Metro area legal community, having served as lead trial counsel for hundreds of cases in nearly every county, and in all five boroughs of New York City. As a litigator, he developed an affinity towards alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) and counseled his broad clientele to consider this mechanism as a means towards finalizing time-consuming and costly litigation.

Richard P. Byrne, Esq.,  is a member of NAM's (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer Panel and is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States. He has successfully mediated issues in a wide variety of specialty areas, including commercial matters, employment discrimination claims, employment contract disputes, construction litigation, complex personal injury and property damage claims, together with insurance, reinsurance and risk transfer matters. Mr. Byrne has earned the distinction of being voted a Top 3 Mediator in the United States for the sixth straight year in the 2020 National Law Journal Best of Survey.  Further, he was ranked a Top 10 Mediator by the 2019 New York Law Journal Best of Survey for the past five years.  He was also voted a Top 3 Mediator by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey and for the third straight year, was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 Neutrals nationwide.  He has been awarded an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, based on its peer review process. 

Since joining NAM, Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh, J.S.C. (Ret.) has arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases involving Complex Commercial, Construction, Labor and Employment, Legal Malpractice, Product Liability and Personal Injury matters involving settlements in the amounts of six figures and greater. Judge Kavanagh has been ranked a Top Ten Arbitrator by the New York Law Journal Best of Survey for four years in a row.