NAM IN THE NEWS: JUSTICE ELIZABETH BONINA, JUSTICE JOHN DIBLASI AND RICHARD BYRNE PRESENT THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD FAITH AND TRUST IN MEDIATION FOR 2019 ETHICS MARATHON

NAM IN THE NEWS

New York, NY (April 16, 2019) – Last week, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation’s leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) providers, in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel – New York City Chapter (ACC-NYC) presented a CLE seminar entitled In Mediation, You Gotta Have (Good) Faith, as part of the ACC-NYC 2019 Ethics Marathon. The presentation featured NAM neutrals Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Richard P. Byrne, Esq., and Hon. John P. DiBlasi. More than 150 in-house counsel attended from the ACC-NYC chapter and benefited by hearing from three of NAM’s highly-regarded neutrals.

Successful mediators have come to learn that truth is a critical element in any successful negotiation. However, in an adversarial negotiation, trust is a relative thing. You may never come to fully trust your adversary, but that doesn’t mean parties can’t mutually engage in a good faith and ethical negotiation process-a simple and honest approach that is often derailed by parties looking to gain an advantage. Too many good faith negotiations are sabotaged by parties using a variety of bad faith negotiation tactics, many of which are repeated all too often and can ultimately prevent a settlement.  Attendees learned from Justices Bonina and DiBlasi and Mr. Byrne,  the skills and tactics to ameliorate the situation and obtain a good faith settlement.

Key topics that were discussed included:

  • Ethics and Good Faith Negotiations at Mediation
  • Demands and Offers
  • Settlement Terms
  • Disclosure of Insurance Coverage/Disclaimer/Consent
  • Conduct of Counsel During the Mediation Process

The venue, Paley Center for Media in mid-town Manhattan, served as a perfect setting to learn more about ethics and ADR, as well as share opinions and exchange points-of-view with in-house counsel.

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