Posted on May 07, 2019 |News

New York, NY (May 7, 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 Michael W. Emerson, Esq. to its esteemed panel of neutrals.

Michael W. Emerson, Esq. Hearing officer for National Arbitration and Mediation, with name written below photo

Mr. Emerson is a financial services industry veteran who has practiced law for more than thirty-five years and has extensive legal and compliance financial experience. He has served as a U.S. General Counsel and a Deputy General Counsel at several of the world's largest financial institutions and has worked on numerous matters involving U.S. broker-dealers, U.S. and foreign banks and investment banks, as well as with institutional and high-net-worth individuals. In particular, he has spent many years working on a variety of sales and trading issues, mergers and acquisitions, over-the-counter financial derivatives, structured products (including mortgage-backed securities) and various issues involving brokers and customers.

Mr. Emerson is well-known throughout the financial services industry and has held several leadership positions including Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Relations for the New York Branch of Australia New Zealand Banking Group, General Counsel for both the Banking Division at the New York State Department of Financial Services and HSBC, N.A.  As Managing Director and Deputy GC at Credit Suisse, he was extensively involved in pursuing claims against Enron during its insolvency.

As a long-time advocate of ADR, Mr. Emerson draws upon his senior leadership roles and deep experience in the financial services industry when mediating and arbitrating in the private ADR forum.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated, “Michael Emerson's reputation and extraordinary expertise in the financial services sector precedes him. His significant experience of handling complex regulatory and compliance matters for many top-tiered banks and financial institutions, has given him a deep understanding of financial matters and allows him to quickly evaluate a case, astutely assess relevant issues, and effectively guide the parties and counsel to a fair and impartial resolution. By adding Mr. Emerson to NAM's nationally recognized roster of neutrals, our clients have yet another excellent choice when selecting a neutral to mediate or arbitrate their cases.”

Mr. Emerson is available to arbitrate and mediate financial and other matters throughout the New York Metro area, as well as in Massachusetts, Vermont and Florida.

Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the sixth year in a row, NAM was named a Top ADR Firm in the United States by the 2019 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey, for a second year in a row. 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.

Ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider in the nation by the 2019 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey, NAM offers complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.

National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, Best of 2019 Winner Badges, CLE

View some of NAM's most recent accolades:

2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

2019 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions