Posted on Mar 04, 2019 |CLE Events

New York, NY (March 4, 2019) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased  to announce that Michael R. Rossi, Esq. has been invited to present a 60-minute CLE seminar entitled, Alternative Dispute Resolution: Best Practices and Tips, to the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn.  The presentation will be held at the Marco Polo Restaurant, 345 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, March 5th at 8:00 p.m.

Considering the time, expense, and uncertainty of litigating in the court systems in the United States, Alternative Dispute Resolution has become an effective and a preferred alternative to litigation.  ADR has progressed from an experimental  movement to a revolution of remarkable success.  The issue is no longer whether to use ADR but rather at what point in a case should it be utilized.   Mr. Rossi's seminar will focus on the benefits of ADR and the fundamental concepts of achieving success through the mediation and arbitration process.

Topics will include:

  • When to use ADR
  • Types of cases that benefit from ADR
  • Mediation vs. Arbitration
  • Why mediation and proper procedure
  • Factors that can impede mediation
  • Why arbitration and proper procedure

About NAM's Presenter
Michael Rossi is a longtime proponent of  ADR, and as a neutral, approaches each side fairly and objectively, with the keen ability to bring parties together. He began his career at the New York City Corporation Counsel, Tort Division, and soon thereafter became trial counsel to the defense bar and subsequently a partner in a plaintiff's personal injury law firm handling all trials and litigation. Throughout his career he has handled in excess of one thousand matters, and has tried and litigated a diverse caseload involving areas of construction, premises liability, labor law, auto, product liability and medical malpractice from inception through trial. Mr. Rossi has also served as a mediator in the Nassau County Supreme Court handling cases including negligence, personal injury, construction, insurance, municipal and contracts – both commercial and real property.  He can quickly evaluate a case, astutely assess relevant issues, and effectively guide the parties and counsel to a fair and impartial resolution.  Mr. Rossi, was voted a Top Ten Arbitrator in New York State in the 2016 and 2017 New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and Top Ten Arbitrator  in the state in the 2017 New York Law Journal Survey.

Mr. Rossi is available to arbitrate and mediate cases 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 Best 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 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. 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.

NAM was ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider in the nation by the 2019 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. The company 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 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions