Video Webcast: Virtual ADR Update – Technology, Cybersecurity And Unique Issues Presented By Hon. John P. DiBlasi


Difficult times foster change and an exploration of alternative and better ways of doing business. With that thought in mind, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, invites you to join the Honorable John P. DiBlasi, J.S,C. (Ret.), as he shares his experiences as a virtual neutral, in an informative and must see video presentation, Virtual ADR Update – Technology, Cybersecurity and Unique Issues.  

Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) with name written under picture

Topics will include ethical issues and guidelines for both the participant and the mediator; ensuring security so as to preserve privacy and confidentiality; conducting the arbitration and mediation through the use of technology; conquering fears associated with its technical aspects, and the benefits of the technology for the ADR process in the face of COVID-19 and beyond. 

Judge DiBlasi will also explore the need for this technology, its many benefits and, most importantly, the simplicity of its use. More specifically:

  • the accessibility of the technology and the ability to use it anywhere;
  • guidelines and protocols regarding cybersecurity for virtual hearings;
  • security measures afforded by NAM to ensure that mediations and arbitrations are not subject to hackers;
  • measures to ensure the integrity of the process for on-line arbitrations and mediations;
  • ethical considerations of cybersecurity as it relates to virtual conduct and;
  • an overview of available technology and choice of platforms.

Additionally, he will address the role of NAM's IT Department and its commitment to ensure that the arbitration or mediation is fully supported throughout the virtual ADR session. 

It is NAM's belief that virtual ADR will be looked upon as an incredibly beneficial and viable alternative to in-person ADR. It is not only to be used in this time of crisis, but in the future, when life and business, as we know it, has returned to normal. 

From all of us at NAM, be safe and enjoy the video.

Virtual ADR Update – Technology, Cybersecurity and Unique Issues  


Hon. John P. DiBlasi is the former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. During his illustrious career, he has arbitrated and mediated over 3,000 cases with an ADR practice that centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters. In 2020, Judge DiBlasi was ranked a Top Three Mediator in the United States by The National Law Journal Annual Best of Survey for the seventh straight year (#1, 4 years in a row) and was voted a Top Ten Mediator in The New York Law Journal Annual Best of Survey for the tenth consecutive year.  He was also voted the #1 Mediator in the country by the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey for the second year in a row and for the third straight year, was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.  Judge DiBlasi has consistently been designated a Super Lawyer and holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.