Richard P. Byrne, Co-Managing Partner of the Firm, has been
serving as a Mediator since Mediation first came on the horizon as an efficient
and cost-effective means of resolving litigation and other disputes.
A strong proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mr. Byrne
received his initial training over 25 years ago through the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Since that time, he has
mediated over 2,000 cases, in a wide array of settings, involving various areas
of the law, including employment discrimination, construction and commercial
disputes, complex personal injury and property damage claims, insurance
coverage matters, risk transfer disputes and disability claims. He is
well-respected professionally and has a strong track record of bringing
parties’ disputes to a full and final conclusion.
A strong proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mr. Byrne received his initial training over 25 years ago through the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
In 2013, Mr. Byrne was selected by Kenneth R. Feinberg, the
former Administrator of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, to assist
in the mediation and resolution of Hurricane Sandy claims.
In 2014, Mr. Byrne was selected to join the Mediation and
Arbitration Panel of NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the
country’s most highly-regarded providers of ADR services.
to his work through NAM, he is a member of the Mediation panels for both the
United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the
Eastern District of New York.
In 2014, Mr. Byrne was also asked to join a sub-panel of
Mediators to assist the Eastern District in addressing a backlog of over 1,400
Hurricane Sandy-related lawsuits pending before the Court, and has served as a member of the District Court's ADR Advisory Council.
In 2018, Mr. Byrne was chosen as a Top 3 Mediator by the
Corporate Counsel Best of Survey.
In 2019, for the fifth year in a row, Mr. Byrne was
recognized as one of the top three Mediators in the United States by the Best
of the National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey, and for the sixth
consecutive year, was selected as a Top 10 “Best Individual Mediator”
by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey.
Mr. Byrne writes regularly on ADR topics and recently authored Construction Claims: A Mediator’s Perspective which was
published by the American Bar Association as a chapter in the book Resolving Insurance Claim Disputes Before