NAM General Counsel and Neutrals Recognized as Top Lawyers of Long Island


NEW YORK, May 2, 2023 – National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that Jacqueline Silvey, Esq. and NAM neutrals Richard P. Byrne, Esq.Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.), and Hon. Ira B. Warshawksy (Ret.) have been recognized by The Herald as Top Lawyers of Long Island. The award is given to the best and brightest legal professionals on Long Island who have achieved excellence in their respective areas of expertise.

About the winners:

Richard P. Byrne, Esq. joined NAM's panel of neutrals in 2014. Mr. Byrne mediates and arbitrates across a wide range of practice areas, including complex commercial matters, insurance/reinsurance/risk allocation, employment, and construction. He has been recognized on a national level as a top mediator by the National Law Journal for nine years in a row.

Jacqueline Silvey, Esq. is NAM's General Counsel and Vice President of its Commercial Division. She has been a member of NAM's executive team for the past 16 years, and is involved in various management operations of the company including panel development, oversight and implementation of commercial and employment dispute resolution initiatives, the creation and implementation of various rules of procedure, and the general business affairs of the company.

Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.) joined NAM's panel of neutrals in 2015. Judge Skelos mediates and arbitrates complex commercial, construction, employment, insurance, personal injury, and medical malpractice matters. He is a former member of the New York State Judiciary and served as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.

Hon. Ira B. Warshawksy (Ret.) joined NAM's panel of neutrals in 2013. Judge Warshawsky mediates and arbitrates disputes in a number of areas, including complex commercial matters, corporate disputes, employment, construction, and e-Discovery. He is a former Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Nassau County, Commercial Division.

About the Top Lawyer Awards

The 4th Annual Herald Top Lawyers Awards Gala will be held on Wednesday, May 17th and will showcase Long Island's top legal professionals. The Herald Community Newspapers is a division of Richner Communications and will publish the Top Lawyers special section in May 2023, a reference guide for both readers and the business community.

About NAM

NAM is a full-service provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services – supporting clients throughout the U.S. and in major cities around the world through a highly secure suite of onsite, virtual and hybrid forums. With its superb customer service, market-leading technology, and an exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators, NAM works with over 10,000 commercial entities, including over half of the Fortune 100 companies. Throughout its 30+ year history, the company has consistently been ranked one of the top ADR and Continuing Legal Education providers in the country, including in the most recent surveys by the National Law JournalCorporate Counsel, and the New York Law Journal.


Sharon Pedersen
Sr. Director, CLE & Market Development, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
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