New York (June 1, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that Roy Israel, NAM President and CEO, and 7 of the firm’s neutrals have been named 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions by the National Law Journal. Only 46 ADR Champions were selected from hundreds of nominations received throughout the United States, with each nominee carefully vetted by the business arm of The National Law Journal. Those 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 their mark in ADR.
In addition to Mr. Israel, the NAM neutrals who have been recognized as 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions are Richard P. Byrne, Esq., Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Hon. Jerome C. Gorski, Hon. Karla Moskowitz, Hon. Larry S. Schachner, Hon. Peter B. Skelos and Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky.
Roy Israel stated, “Once again, I am deeply honored that The National Law Journal has recognized the accomplishments of these 7 neutrals. Not only is this accolade a tribute to their outstanding work in arbitration and mediation, but a testament to their professionalism and contributions to the field of ADR. All are worthy of this national recognition and I would like to extend my congratulations to all.”
All of NAM’s ADR Champions are available to mediate and arbitrate cases throughout the United States.
Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Commercial, Construction, Disability, Employment, Labor Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Product Liability, Property Damage, Personal Injury/Negligence
Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.)
Justice of Supreme Court, Commercial Division
Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, False Imprisonment, Fraud, Insurance Coverage, Intentional Torts, Land Use, Professional Malpractice
Hon. Jerome C. Gorski (Ret.)
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Commercial, Legal Fee Disputes, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Professional Liability, Insurance Coverage, Labor Law, Intentional Torts, Land Use, Professional Malpractice
Hon. Karla Moskowitz (Ret.)
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department
Commercial, Banking & Finance, Construction, E-Commerce, Insurance, International Trade,
Medical Malpractice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trade Secrets
Hon. Larry S. Schachner (Ret.)
Justice of the Supreme Court, Bronx County
Construction, Medical Malpractice, Municipal Liability, Negligence, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Tort and Product Liability, Personal Injury
Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.)
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept., Nassau County
Commercial, Construction, Labor Law, Insurance Coverage, Professional Malpractice, Catastrophic Injury
Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky (Ret.)
Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County
Commercial, Class Actions, Construction, Contracts, E-Discovery, Employment, Professional Malpractice
Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the third year in a row, NAM was named the Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also was voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Further, seven of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. In 2017, The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the No. 1 ADR firm and has done so for the past seven years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2018 Best of the Midwest and 2017 New Jersey Law Journal Annual Surveys.
NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. NAM maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, international, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury (including third-party and first-party actions), professional liability and real estate dispute resolution. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.
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Click here to view The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions
Click here to view the 2018 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey
Click here to view 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey
Click here to view the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey