Posted on May 16, 2017 |Awards

May 16, 2017

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Roy Israel, NAM's President and CEO, will be honored by the Long Island Business News when he will receive the prestigious Executive Circle Award 2017. The Executive Circle Awards celebrates C-suite and senior level executives and directors who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, a commitment to excellence, company performance, community service and diversity.

Roy Israel, an innovative entrepreneur and business executive, founded NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) in 1992. NAM, a private forum to resolve disputes outside the public court system, provides a cost-effective alternative to expensive and often time-consuming litigation. This year, the firm marks its 25th anniversary in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) business. Although ADR is a permanent and accepted part of the legal landscape today, in the industry's nascent stages, Mr. Israel spent a great deal of time introducing the benefits of ADR to a vast number of practicing attorneys, law firms, insurance companies and corporate entities. Under Mr. Israel's leadership, NAM has grown significantly over the past 25 years to become one of the nation's largest alternative dispute resolution providers. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 10,000 commercial entities utilize NAM's services. The company administrates thousands of cases each year in a wide array of practice areas which include, but are not limited to, Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Entertainment, Financial Services, International, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution. NAM has nearly 2,500 top-tier neutrals on its roster and provides ADR services in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and major cities around the world.

Under Mr. Israel's direction, NAM was voted the #1 ADR provider in the United States for the second year in a row and its mediators were voted #1, 2 and 3 in the country by the 2017 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Further, the company was ranked a Best National ADR Provider by the 2017 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. NAM was also named the #1 ADR firm by The New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey for the last six years, and its neutrals comprise 9 of the Top 10 Mediators and 8 of the Top 10 Arbitrators in New York State. Additionally, Mr. Israel, along with 7 of NAM's neutrals, was named a National Law Journal 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 48 nationwide. NAM also received the ADR Provider of the Year award from the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and has consistently been rated as one of Long Island's Top 100 Companies.

Mr. Israel introduced technology to the ADR field in the development of myADR and the myADR mobile app. myADR is a unique patented dispute resolution case management system designed to enable NAM's clients to manage their ADR cases online and via their mobile devices. Today, myADR is used daily by many of the nation's largest insurers and most prominent law firms.

Roy Israel has lectured at numerous bar association meetings, insurance companies and law firms as an expert in ADR, as well as a speaker for various legal education programs. He has been a featured expert on the subject of alternative dispute resolution on ABC World News Tonight, Fox Network News, Court TV, CNBC, Channel 5 New York and Bloomberg Radio. Additionally, he has been quoted or the company has been mentioned in more than 150 various Associated Press articles nationwide, as well as Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Treasury & Risk Management, Insurance Advocate, Claims Magazine and numerous other publications.

NAM continuously strives to help make a difference by getting involved with more than 30 charitable organizations and events throughout the year that benefit children and their families. Some of those charities include Alley Oop for Autism, Autism Speaks, Charley's Fund, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Make A Wish Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Toys For Tots.

Mr. Israel was also the recipient of the Institute of Jewish Humanities prestigious Entrepreneur with Vision Award for his impressive achievements and significant contributions in the area of private ADR.

Click here to view the 2017 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey.

Click here to view the 2016 New York Law Journal Survey.

Click here to view the 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions.