NAM in the News: CLE With a View, Arbitration of Commercial Disputes – Hot Topics and Tips From the Judges – A Success!

CLE Events


New York, NY (March 26, 2018) – Last week, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) presented a Signature CLE program entitled CLE with a View: Arbitration of Commercial Disputes – Hot Topics and Tips from the Judges, which focused on the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and more specifically, hot button issues that affect commercial disputes in arbitration today. Arbitration is a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to the unpredictability of litigation and affords parties many advantages including confidentiality and privacy, controlled discovery, input into the selection of the arbitrator and finality by virtue-of limited rights to appeal.

Nearly one hundred in-house counsel from the ACC-New York Chapter attended. and heard from three of NAM's highly regarded neutrals, Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.), Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.) and Hon. Ira B. Warshawksy (Ret.). 

Key topics that were discussed included:

  • Standard for determining whether a contract provides for all arbitrators to be neutral or non-neutral and a discussion of the dynamics of the tri panel
  • Obtaining immediate injunctive relief in arbitration
  • Managing ESI in arbitration
  • Availability of non-party subpoenas in arbitration and sanctions for non-compliance

The venue, Rare View Chelsea in New York City, was entirely unique, where panoramic views were everywhere, food was plentiful and socializing with the judges and fellow counsel was enjoyed by all.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations. To learn more, contact Stephanie Ball, Director of Continuing Legal Education.


Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the third year in a row, NAM was named Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Also, six of NAM's neutrals were named National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. NAM also ranked as a Best National ADR Provider by the 2017 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the No. 1 ADR firm for the past seven years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2017 Best of The New Jersey Law Journal and Best of the Midwest annual 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 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists 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 specific expertise in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, international, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury (including third-party and first-party actions), professional liability and real estate dispute resolution. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.