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NY Chief Judge Appoints Tannenbaum Helpern’s Paul Sarkozi to Advisory Committee on ADR

06.05.2018  •  Press Release

New York, NY — Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to announce the appointment of Paul Sarkozi, Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and member of the firm’s Management Committee, to New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s Advisory Committee on ADR. The newly formed Advisory Committee on ADR will work to expand the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) within the courts to help foster early resolution of civil disputes.

Sarkozi brings a wealth of experience in litigation, settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution to the Advisory Committee. Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top 100 New York Metro area lawyer for the past six years, Sarkozi has represented Global 500 companies, private equity firms and mid-sized companies in a broad range of business disputes. A former Chair of the NYSBA’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Sarkozi is particularly well-known for guiding clients to early resolution of disputes, knowing that clients can save substantially in litigation costs and keep their focus on core business strategy if they can end disputes on favorable terms before exhaustive document discovery, deposition and trial prep are required.

In the ADR area, Sarkozi has played a significant role in advancing court-annexed mediation. He has lectured repeatedly on the subject and currently serves on the Chief Judge’s Commercial Division Advisory Council as Co-Chair of its ADR Committee. Sarkozi also has served on the faculty for the Negotiation Workshop at Columbia Law School.

“I am honored to be one of the few business litigators to have been named to the Chief Judge’s Advisory Committee and am excited to work with judges, court administrators and ADR professionals to have a positive and lasting impact on dispute resolution in New York,” said Paul Sarkozi. “Mediation and ADR are still substantially underutilized in New York, and I believe that many parties will be able to craft solutions that are tailored to their needs – at a fraction of the expense and in a much shorter time period than would typically occur in court – if they can avail themselves of ADR mechanisms that are particularly designed for their type of dispute.”

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