Posted on Oct 08, 2018 |News

New York, NY (October 8, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is proud to announce the addition of Alan R. Sacks, Esq. to its New York Metro roster of neutrals.

Mr. Sacks is a seasoned arbitrator and mediator and concentrates his legal practice primarily on commercial/maritime litigation matters which include marine and insurance liability and coverage disputes, marine and land-based construction defect claims, contractor liens, recoveries and subrogation, insurance coverage litigation, maritime and non-marine personal injury matters, U.S. Longshore and Harbor insurance coverage, Jones Act, charter parties and vessel mechanical failures.

Mr. Sacks began his career in insurance defense, coverage analysis and litigation in Louisiana. He served as General Counsel for a New Orleans based insurance consulting firm, assisting clients with coverage specifications, captive formation and claims and loss mitigation. He was also instrumental in passing the Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act and represented the London market in commercial general liability (CGL); marine and contractual liability claims and Brown and Blue-Water Marine.

He has been admitted to and practiced successfully in the United States Supreme Court on certiorari and is admitted in the State and Federal Courts of New York, Texas and Oklahoma. He is also a New York County Supreme Court mediator and FINRA arbitrator and has participated in numerous arbitrations across a variety of practice areas.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated, “I'd like to welcome Alan Sacks to NAM's roster of neutrals. His deep experience and knowledge in maritime law further expands our ability to provide a sensible, expedient and cost-efficient way for clients, including the many cruise lines we currently serve, to settle their disputes.”

Mr. Sacks is available to arbitrate and mediate throughout the New York Metro area.


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 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. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past eight years and 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” in the 2018 Best of the Midwest and 2017 New Jersey Law Journal annual surveys and a “Best Online ADR Resource” by the 2018 Best of Texas and Best of Connecticut Law Tribune 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 2,600 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.

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

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View some of NAM's most recent accolades:

2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

2018 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions