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Why Mediations Fail

03.05.18  |  By Richard P. Byrne

In December 2017, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) published the article "Why Mediations Fail" by L'Abbate Balkan partner, Richard P. Byrne.  The article was reprinted with permission from the December 18, 2017 issue of The New York Law Journal © 2017 ALM Media Properties, LLC.  All rights reserved.

The purpose of this article is to prospectively identify the leading reasons why Mediations fail, rather than looking back on causes after the fact.

Click here to read the complete article on the NAM website.

Richard P. Byrne, Esq., is a member of NAM’s (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer Panel and is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States. In 2018, for the fourth year in a row, he was voted one of the Top 3 Mediators in the country by National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and for the second year in a row, he was named a National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. Further, for the fourth straight year, he was voted a Top Ten Mediator in New York State by the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey.  He is also co-managing partner of L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. and chair of the Firm's Insurance Industry Practice Group.

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