Attorney John Diaconis Featured in Successful Mediation & ADR Panel Discussion
John Diaconis, Esq., a member of Bleakley Platt & Schmidt’s Insurance and Employment practice groups, moderated a successful July 29 online panel discussion, Mediation & ADR Alternatives in Westchester County Supreme Court. Among the panel members were Hon. Linda S. Jamieson of the Supreme Court of State of New York and Hon. Gretchen Walsh of NYS Supreme Court, Westchester County.
The discussion addressed Westchester County’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs, with special attention paid to presumptive ADR and its application to commercial, civil, and matrimonial division mediations. The panel also gave an overview of Westchester County Supreme Court’s ADR rules and the process for utilizing ADR programs, including virtual meditations. Additionally, attendees learned topics to consider and discuss with clients.
Mr. Diaconis counsels clients in the insurance and reinsurance industry and acts as defense and coverage counsel, mediator and arbitrator in the investigation and resolution of fidelity, commercial crime and financial institution bond claims, insurance company errors and omissions, employment, insurance agents and brokers, specified medical professions and medical benefits claims, and directors’ and officers’ claims. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator in insurance and reinsurance arbitrations and mediations. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.