Posted on Apr 09, 2019 |CLE Events


Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Richard P. Byrne, Esq. and Hon. John. P. DiBlasi to guide the discussion and provide real-world insights on best practices in ADR and multiple ways to obtain a good faith settlement.


New York, NY (April 3, 2019) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firms, in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel – New York City Chapter (ACC-NYC) will present a 50-minute CLE seminar entitled In Mediation, You Gotta Have (Good) Faith, as part of the ACC-NYC 2019 Ethics Marathon. The presentation will feature NAM neutrals Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Richard P. Byrne, Esq. and Hon. John P. DiBlasi and will take place at the Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Successful mediators have come to learn that truth is a critical element in any successful negotiation. However, in an adversarial negotiation, trust is a relative thing. You may never come to fully trust your adversary, but that doesn't mean parties can't mutually engage in a good faith and ethical negotiation process-a simple and honest approach that is often derailed by parties looking to gain an advantage. Too many good faith negotiations are sabotaged by parties using a variety of bad faith negotiation tactics, many of which are repeated all too often and can ultimately prevent a settlement.

Attendees will benefit by hearing from three of NAM's highly-regarded neutrals and learn the skills and tactics to ameliorate the situation and obtain a good faith settlement.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Ethics and Good Faith Negotiations at Mediation
  • Demands and Offers
  • Settlement Terms
  • Disclosure of Insurance Coverage/Disclaimer/Consent
  • Conduct of Counsel During the Mediation Process

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated, “Judicial insight, knowledge of the law and a consummate understanding of ADR – all significant qualities that Richard Byrne and Judges Bonina and DiBlasi possess through their years of experience in practice and on the bench. All three have credentials that are impeccable, and all are eminently qualified to address the subject of ethics and good faith in Mediation. No doubt, their knowledge and experience will offer all who attend an intellectually informative experience.”

Learn more about NAM's ACC-NYC 2019 Ethics Marathon presentation click here.

Meet Our Neutrals
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) provides its clients with access to the most esteemed panel of Arbitrators and Mediators in every major city in the nation. Our roster includes former top-tier former judges and legal practitioners, with expertise in a myriad of fields.

Justices Bonina and DiBlasi and Richard Byrne are available to mediate and/or arbitrate cases throughout the United States.


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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.

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