Posted on Apr 23, 2019 |News

New York, NY (April 22, 2019) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce the addition of Rhonda L. Epstein, Esq., Employment Law Specialist, to its New York metro panel of arbitrators and mediators.

Ms. Epstein is a seasoned litigator who has dedicated her career to the practice of labor and employment law, as well as housing discrimination and matters involving the directors and officers of cooperatives and condominiums. With more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience in civil litigation, she has handled cases arising under The American with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as the New York State Executive Law, and the New York City Administrative Code. Ms. Epstein has litigated all phases of these matters from inception through appeal in both the Federal and State Courts. She has also regularly appeared before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Additionally, she has participated in union arbitrations conducted through the auspices of the Realty Advisory Board. Further, Ms. Epstein served as a Supervising Attorney for a prominent New York law firm and as In-House Counsel for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Ms. Epstein is a longtime proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and has successfully counseled, supervised, and mediated employment law cases related to claims of age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, and pregnancy discrimination. As a litigant, she has mediated hundreds of cases in Federal court, EEOC, and private mediation. Ms. Epstein is well respected professionally by both sides of the bar and is known for her fair and objective approach to the resolution of cases. She has been awarded an AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated, “NAM recognizes the importance and increasing demand for top quality neutrals to mediate and arbitrate labor and employment law matters. To accommodate this need, NAM has added Ms. Epstein to our New York Metro Roster of Neutrals. Her deep experience and specific expertise litigating employment disputes will no doubt provide our clients with yet another excellent choice when selecting a neutral to mediate or arbitrate their cases. I am very pleased to include Ms. Epstein as a member of NAM's nationally recognized panel of neutrals.”

Ms. Epstein, Esq., is available to mediate and arbitrate employment, housing, and co-op and condo matters throughout the New York Metro area.

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