New York (June 1, 2017) – NAM is proud to announce that Roy Israel, NAM President and CEO, and 6 of the firm’s neutrals have been named 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions by The National Law Journal Legal & Times. Only 37 ADR Champions were selected from nominations received throughout the United States and each nominee was carefully vetted by The National Law Journal. Those who were chosen have distinguished themselves in the field of arbitration and mediation, each having an abiding passion for, and deep commitment to, the practice of ADR with a remarkable track record of success. It is an exemplary list of the finest leaders and neutrals in the United States with each honoree continuing to make a mark in ADR.
In addition to Mr. Israel (second year in a row), the NAM neutrals who have been recognized as 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions are Richard P. Byrne, Esq. (second year in a row), Hon. John P. DiBlasi (second year in a row), Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, Susan Hernandez, Esq. (second year in a row), William M. Savino, Esq. and Hon. Peter B. Skelos.
Roy Israel stated, “Once again, this is a most prestigious honor and I am delighted that The National Law Journal has recognized the accomplishments of these 6 highly regarded neutrals. All of them have outstanding credentials and reputations and are well deserving of this national recognition. This accolade is a testament to their exceptional contributions to ADR and I couldn’t be prouder.”
Click here to view The National Law Journal’s 2017 ADR Champions.
The NAM neutrals, named as ADR Champions, are available to mediate and arbitrate cases throughout the United States.
Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Co-Managing Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.
Commercial, Construction, Disability, Employment, Labor Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Products Liability, Property Damage
Hon. John P. DiBlasi
Former Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, Westchester County
Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, False Imprisonment, Fraud, Insurance Coverage, Intentional Torts, Land Use, Professional Malpractice
Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez
Former Justice, Appellate Division, 1st Dept., New York County
Administrative Law, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance
/Reinsurance, Real Estate
Susan Hernandez, Esq.
Former Chief of Staff to Presiding Justice Appellate Division, 1st Department, Mediation Coordinator, Bronx County
Labor Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability,
Torts & Product Liability
William M. Savino, Esq.
Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP
Commercial, Insurance Coverage, Municipal, Partnership and Professional Disputes, Business Torts, Intellectual Property Liability Coverage Disputes
Hon. Peter B. Skelos
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept., Nassau County
Commercial, Construction, Coop/Condo/HOA, Insurance Coverage, Land Use/Planning, Real Estate, Trade Secrets