NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that it has been voted a top alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider in the United States by the 2021 National Law Journal Annual Best Of Survey for the eighth straight year. High honors went to two of NAM’s well-regarded neutrals: Richard P. Byrne, Esq. earned the distinction of being a Top 3 Mediator in the country for the seventh year in a row, and Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.) was recognized as a Top 3 Mediator in the nation for the eighth straight year (ranked #1, 4 years in a row). Voting was conducted online, with more than 500 companies participating.
“Once again, NAM is honored to be recognized as one of the premier ADR companies in the country. During these unprecedented times, NAM has worked hard to gain the confidence and trust of the legal community by successfully delivering secure digital conferencing as an alternative to in-person hearings to resolve disputes,” said Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM. “I am also pleased that The National Law Journal has recognized the accomplishments of Richard Byrne and Judge John DiBlasi. During the past year, they both readily embraced the technology necessary to successfully conduct numerous mediations nationwide on a virtual basis. Thanks to the participants who voted and made this recognition possible.”
In addition to being chosen a top ADR provider in the nation for the past eight years, NAM was also ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider, the #1 Online CLE Provider, and a top Online ADR Resource in the United States by this year's survey respondents. These recognitions, in addition to other recent awards and accolades, confirm 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 administrator of choice for the legal community for almost 30 years.
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NAM’S AWARD-WINNING NEUTRALS
Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Commercial Law Specialist
Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Allocation, Catastrophic Property Damage
Mr. Byrne has 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 Allocation Matters. Mr. Byrne has earned the distinction of being voted a Top 3 Mediator in the United States for the seventh straight year in the 2021 National Law Journal Best Of Survey. Further, for the past seven years, he was ranked a Top 10 Mediator by the New York Law Journal Best of Survey. He was also voted a Top 3 Mediator by the Corporate Counsel Best of Survey for three years in a row and was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 Neutrals nationwide. Mr. Byrne has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, based on its peer review process. He also has been recognized by his peers as a New York Metro Super Lawyer on numerous occasions.
Hon. John P. DiBlasi
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Commercial Division
Commercial, Class Action, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Finance, Insurance, International, Land Use, Professional Liability
Judge DiBlasi is a former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. During his illustrious career, he has arbitrated and mediated over 3,000 cases with an ADR practice that centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters. In 2021, Judge DiBlasi was ranked a Top Three Mediator in the United States by The National Law Journal Annual Best Of Survey for the eighth straight year (#1, 4 years in a row). He was also voted the #1 Mediator in the country by the Corporate Counsel Best of Survey and was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. Further, for the eleventh consecutive year, he was voted a Top Ten Mediator in the 2020 New York Law Journal Annual Best of Survey. Judge DiBlasi has consistently been designated a Super Lawyer and holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been providing Alternative Dispute Resolution services throughout the United States and internationally for almost 30 years and is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the eighth year in a row, NAM was named a top ADR firm in the United States by the 2021 National Law Journal Best Of Survey and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 and 2019 Corporate Counsel Best Of Surveys. The 2020 New York Law Journal Best Of Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past ten years and was also voted a top ADR Resource by the 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. 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 (the last year of that survey). NAM was also voted a top ADR provider by the New England, Midwest and New Jersey Best Of surveys and a top ADR resource by the Texas Lawyer Best Of 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 deep experience in the areas of banking and financial services, complex commercial, construction, corporate, employment, entertainment, trusts and estates, international, insurance/reinsurance, medical malpractice, personal injury, professional liability and real estate dispute resolution. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.
NAM was ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider and the #1 Online CLE Provider in the nation by the 2021 National Law Journal Best of Survey. The company offers complimentary video conferencing and in person CLE programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.
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