NEWS - Press Release

November 2, 2016


Roy Israel NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that Roy Israel, NAM’s President and CEO, was recently interviewed by Long Island Business News (LIBN) reporter Adina Genn, in an article entitled “Mediation / Secrets of the Art of Compromise.” Ms. Genn is an award winning author and specializes in law and government reporting. The Long Island Business News is a prestigious publication that features articles on law, business, real estate, government, business and economic trends and entrepreneurial experiences. Mr. Israel was selected for this feature article as a result of his insightful point-of-view about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and for building NAM into one of Long Island’s premier businesses.

The article, which is a question and answer interview, describes Mr. Israel’s unique perspective about alternative dispute resolution and its exponential growth since NAM was founded 25 years ago. Mr. Israel, an innovative entrepreneur, recognized early on that there was a growing backlog in the court system and that litigants needed a time-efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation. At the time, Mr. Israel promoted the idea of mediation and arbitration to as many law firms and corporate entities as possible. The business grew as litigants used NAM’s services and found them to be everything he said it was and more. Mr. Israel says, “word-of mouth in this industry is extremely important, as is reputation. We certainly can’t guarantee the outcome of a case, but we want to make sure that the entire experience, from the submission of a case to the resolution of the matter, is one of top quality.”

Mr. Israel explains that what makes ADR so attractive to clients is that it is “less expensive, much quicker and clients have the luxury of a well-appointed conference room as well as a highly qualified neutral overseeing and deciding their case.” Also, NAM administrators are highly proficient in scheduling and coordinating matters so the process is seamless and efficient.

Mr. Israel’s vision, leadership and keen insight into foreseeing current trends in ADR have also contributed to NAM’s growth and success. Other topics discussed include the best cases for mediation and arbitration, what makes a great mediator and the future of alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Israel’s other accolades include being named a National Law Journal 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 48 nationwide. He also received the Entrepreneur with Vision Award from the Institute of Jewish Humanities.

Click here to view the LIBN article “Mediation / Secrets of the Art of Compromise”

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Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. In 2016, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the United States by the National Law Journal’s Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Additionally, 7 of NAM's neutrals were named National Law Journal 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 48 nationwide. Consistent with being the nation’s premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey also selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the last six years.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of nearly 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Entertainment, Financial Services, International, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury (including 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution.

NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

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