Posted on Mar 19, 2019 |CLE Events


New York, NY (March 19, 2019) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that Hon. John P. DiBlasi and Richard P. Byrne, Esq. will present a 90-minute CLE seminar, Inside the Mind of a Mediator: Avoiding Impasse and Maximizing Outcomes in Mediation, to the law firm of Pryor Cashman LLP.  The presentation will be held at the offices of Pryor Cashman, 7 Times Square, New York, NY,on Wednesday, March 20th at 12:30 p.m.

Although mediation resolves most disputes, some mediations end in impasse. Such disappointments can usually be avoided, and positive resolutions achieved, when advocates are armed with knowledge of common mediation pitfalls and develop negotiation skills that can enhance mediation outcomes. Judge DiBlasi and Mr. Byrne will address how appropriate preparation, smart brief-craft, and thoughtful strategies during the mediation session — focused on the purpose, logistics and goals for the session — can not only reduce the potential for failure but maximize results.

NAM's Mediators will be joined on the panel by Steven M. Rabinowitz, Esq., a Partner at Pryor Cashman, who will serve as the moderator for this compelling Continuing Legal Education seminar.

About NAM's Presenters

Hon. John P. DiBlasi, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Commercial Division, has mediated thousands of cases throughout his career. He is experienced in resolving cases across a wide array of legal practice areas, including commercial, class action, construction, employment disputes, environmental, finance, insurance, international, land use, and professional liability, among others. In 2019, Judge DiBlasi was ranked a Top 3 Mediator in the United States by the National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the sixth straight year (#1, 4 years in a row) and voted the #1 mediator in the country by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Also, in 2018, for the third straight year, he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.  Further, Judge DiBlasi was voted a Top 10 mediator in the 2018 New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the ninth consecutive year.  He 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.

Richard P. Byrne, Esq. has successfully mediated issues in a wide variety of specialty areas, including commercial disputes, employment discrimination claims, employment contract disputes, wage and hour/FLSA claims, construction matters, complex personal injury and property damage claims, insurance and reinsurance matters, risk transfer disputes and life, health and disability claims. For the fifth consecutive year, he was voted one of the Top 3 Mediators in the country by the 2019 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey, and for the third year in a row he was named a National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. He was also voted a Top 10 Mediators by the 2018 New York Law Journal Annual Survey for the fifth straight year.

Hon. John P. DiBlasi and Richard P. Byrne, Esq. are available to mediate cases throughout the United States.

Learn more about NAM's complimentary Continuing Legal Education programs

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education (CLE) programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations. Please contact NAM's CLE department at 800-358-2550 or email us for information on how we can customize a CLE program for you.