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Post date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

          ABI has been running a mediation training program in conjunction with St. John’s Law School each December for the past nine years. This program stands apart from other programs that are available for training in a more generalized capacity.


Hon. Louis H. Kornreich (ret.)
Post date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

In the last edition of this newsletter, Ed Schnitzer provided us with an excellent summary of the how and when a mediator may determine the absence of good faith. With an eye on topics of interest, Don Swanson republished Ed’s article on his weekly blog with an invitation for comment. I did just that and my response elicited further comment from many colleagues.

Post date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

ABI has been running a mediation training program in conjunction with St. John’s Law School each December for the past nine years. This program stands apart from other programs that are available for training in a more generalized capacity.


Edward L. Schnitzer
Post date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

You were just recently selected as the mediator in a large chapter 11 case, and the judge happily approved your selection. You prepare, you schedule, and you then look forward to what you believe will be a successful mediation session.


Hon. Judith K. Fitzgerald (Ret.)
Post date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

A recent article in the Lawyers Journal published by the Allegheny County Bar Association, “Early Neutral Evaluation in the Western District of PA,”[1] addressed the early neutral evaluation (ENE) and mediation opportunities that are part of the mandatory ADR program in the U.S.

Post date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

I find it surprising that sometimes people do not appreciate that mediation is an artform. There are some who hold the misguided view that mediation is simply another form of court-directed settlement conference. However, mediation is not a settlement conference.

Post date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

We had a very productive business meeting at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, where we discussed a number of issues, including:

Post date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the January 2018 edition of the Global Restructuring Review (GRR).

Post date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In December, 2016, the executive committee of ABI’s Board of Directors created the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. The Commission is comprised of seventeen members charged with examining the consumer bankruptcy system and delivering a report in December 2018 with recommended improvements.

Post date: Friday, December 01, 2017

On June 12, 2017, the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution published its “Report of the Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques.” Notably, this report makes no reference to any research on bankruptcy mediation — not even a single study.

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Thu, 2016-07-28

Authors of the Bankruptcy Litigation Committee's most recent newsletter hosted a call to discuss their topic, mediation of bankruptcy disputes.

Mon, 2016-05-16

During this informative call, the Newsletter Editors for the Mediation and Bankruptcy Litigation committees briefly disucssed the results of their joint survey concerning views about mediation. Ed Dobbs then lead a substansive discussion on mediation ethics. Click here to view the results of the survey and the outline provided by Mr. Dobbs that were published in a recent newsletter. 

Fri, 2016-04-15

War and Peace: Recent Trends and Developments in Bankruptcy Litigation and Mediation

Sat, 2015-04-18

Consumer Mortgage Modification Mediation: A Florida Success Story

Ms. Leslie Ann Berkoff, Esq.
Co-Chair
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
New York, NY
(516) 880-7243

Mr. John G. Loughnane
Co-Chair
Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP
Boston, MA
(617) 439-2521

Mr. Ian C. Bifferato
Communications Manager
The Bifferato Firm PA
Wilmington, DE
(302) 225-7600

Mr. Edward L. Schnitzer
Communications Manager
CKR Law LLP
New York, NY
(212) 259-7300

Mr. Russell M. Blain
Education Director
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA
Tampa, FL
(813) 229-0144

Mr. Christopher M. Candon
Education Director
Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green
Manchester, NH
(603) 627-8168

Ms. Judith Elkin, Esq.
Education Director
Judith Elkin PLLC
New Rochelle, NY
(917) 671-8062

Ms. Carollynn H.G. Callari
Membership Relations Director
Callari Partners LLC
New York, NY
(212) 202-3055

Mr. Howard N. Gorney
Membership Relations Director
self employed
Plymouth, MA
(781) 682-9010

Mr. Francis A. Monaco, Jr.
Membership Relations Director
Equity Partners HG
Easton, MD


Mr. Morris S. Bauer
Newsletter Editor
Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Bridgewater, NJ
(908) 722-0700

Hon. Judith K. Fitzgerald
Newsletter Editor
Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 559-2987

Hon. Louis H. Kornreich
Special Projects Leader
Bernstein Shur
Bangor, ME
(207) 852-1608

Mr. Donald L. Swanson
Special Projects Leader
Koley Jessen
Omaha, NE
(402) 390-9500

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