Posted on Feb 04, 2019 |News

New York, NY (February 4, 2019) – 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 Denis F. Kelly to its highly regarded panel of neutrals.

Mr. Kelly is well known throughout the corporate finance communities and brings more than 35 years of experience in investment banking and negotiating public and private transactions, documents and business disputes. As Vice Chairman of the investment banking firm, Scura Partners Securities LLC, his extensive knowledge and deep understanding of capital markets and corporate finance enables him to create strategic solutions for businesses and families throughout the United States. Prior to joining Scura Partners, Mr. Kelly spent eight years as Managing Director and Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Prudential Securities where he successfully negotiated complex business transactions and agreements for the firm.

Mr. Kelly's leadership roles and board member experience affords him a unique perspective and understanding of the nuances and complexities of the corporate business world when assisting parties to resolve complex commercial disputes.  He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous publicly traded companies. At Weight Watchers International Inc., he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and at MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. he is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. He previously served as President of Denbrook Capital Corporation, a merchant banking firm, and was Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Merrill Lynch.

As a longtime advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mr. Kelly can draw upon his wealth of experience in negotiating complex business transactions and agreements when mediating and arbitrating in the private ADR forum, make him well-suited for his role as a neutral with NAM.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated, “Denis Kelly's business acumen is second to none. He is well-respected professionally throughout business and legal communities and brings significant knowledge and experience to fairly evaluate corporate finance matters. I am confident that the addition of Mr. Kelly to NAM's esteemed panel of neutrals will provide our clients with yet another excellent choice when selecting a neutral to mediate or arbitrate their commercial cases.”

Mr. Kelly received his Master s of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor's degree from Amherst College.

He is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.


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. In 2018, NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the Best of the Midwest and New Jersey Law Journal Annual surveys and a “Best Online ADR Resource” by the Best of Connecticut Law Tribune and Texas Lawyer 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 deep experience in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, international, insurance, 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 provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.

View some of NAM's most recent accolades:

2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions