Posted on Mar 01, 2018 |Community Events

For the 6th year in a row, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is honored to have the opportunity to sponsor the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This year's Team Challenge event, Rock ‘n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half Marathon, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Music will make up the heart and “sole” of this event as Team Challenge hits the streets of the Big Easy. Live bands set the tempo for this running party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin' in the streets”.

Team Challenge participants will raise vital funds for research, education and support for the 1.6 million Americans suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis – two debilitating digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 Americans with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18. CCFA continues to make scientific advances in the fields of genetics, immunology and microbiology, leading to a greater understanding of the disease.

NAM continuously strives to help make a difference by getting involved with various charitable organizations and events throughout the year and is a strong supporter of children and families who struggle with Crohn's & Colitis. Additional charities that NAM has supported include: Alley Oop for Autism, Autism Speaks, Charley's fund, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Toys for Tots.


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 Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Also, six of NAM's neutrals were named National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. NAM also ranked as a Best National ADR Provider by the 2017 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the No. 1 ADR firm for the past seven years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2017 Best of The New Jersey Law Journal and Best of the Midwest 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.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.