NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that it has been ranked the #1 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider in New York State by the New York Law Journal (NYLJ) Best Of Survey for the ninth consecutive year.
The NYLJ survey also ranked the top mediators and arbitrators in the state, with Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq. placing first in both the Individual Mediator and Individual Arbitrator categories. Seven of the Top 10 mediator spots and six of the Top 10 arbitrator spots were awarded to NAM neutrals, some of the most talented and highly regarded practicing ADR professionals in the state.
NAM mediators who ranked in the Top 10 include Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., Susan Hernandez, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Peter J. Merani, Esq., Richard P. Byrne, Esq., Hon. Peter B. Skelos and Hon. John P. DiBlasi.
NAM arbitrators who ranked in the Top 10 include Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, George Freitag, Esq., Hon. Larry S. Schachner, Bob Worden, Esq., and Howard J. Kaplan, Esq.
“The New York legal community has spoken! It is an incredible honor to be recognized as the premier ADR provider for nine straight years,” Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated. “This year’s NYLJ results re-affirm that NAM’s ongoing commitment to provide parties with a distinguished and experienced panel of neutrals, exceptional case administration, and cost-efficient options to litigation, has been acknowledged and appreciated. I would also like to commend Joe Ehrlich for winning top honors as the Best Individual Mediator and Best Individual Arbitrator in the state. Joe has an outstanding reputation and is well-deserving of this recognition for his exceptional contribution to the field of alternative dispute resolution. I am very proud of all of NAM’s neutrals who made this year’s list! Thank you to all who voted and made this recognition possible.”
In addition to being chosen the top ADR provider in the state for the past nine years, NAM was also voted the #1 Online ADR Resource, the #1 CLE Provider and the #1 Online CLE Provider by this year’s survey respondents – a testament to the depth and breadth of knowledge, information and thought leadership provided by the firm to the ADR community at large.
Additionally, earlier this year, NAM was named a Top ADR Firm in the United States by the 2019 National Law Journal Best Of Survey for the sixth year in a row and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the Corporate Counsel Best Of Survey for the second year in a row, in addition to other recent awards and accolades – confirming NAM’s status as a leader in the ADR community.
Through a combination of award-winning mediators and arbitrators, exceptional case management and industry leadership, NAM has proudly served as the ADR venue of choice for the New York legal community for more than 27 years.
Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the sixth year in a row, NAM was named a Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2019 National Law Journal Best Of Survey. NAM was also named the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best Of Survey for the second year in a row. Additionally, 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. The New York Law Journal Best Of Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past nine years and NAM was voted the #1 Online ADR Resource by this year’s survey respondents – a testament to the depth and breadth of knowledge, information and thought leadership provided by the firm to the ADR community at large. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” and a “Best Online ADR Resource” in the 2019 Best Of New England Survey, a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2018 Best Of Midwest and New Jersey Law Journal Annual Surveys and a “Best Online ADR Resource” by the 2018 Best Of Texas Lawyer Survey.
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 2,600 top-tier former judges and legal practitioners 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.
Ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider in the nation by the 2019 New York Law Journal Best of Survey, the 2019 National Law Journal Best of Survey and the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey, NAM offers complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.
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