Mediation Settlement Events

Mediation Settlement Month 

FINRA Dispute Resolution invites you to join us in celebrating the benefits of mediation during our annual Mediation Settlement Month.  Take advantage of our significantly reduced mediation prices by agreeing to meditate during the month of October 2013.  Parties have until December 31, 2013 to conduct the mediation. Please review our Mediation Settlement Month page  for more details. Our aim is to encourage more parties to experience the benefits of mediation for the first time and to reinforce its value and effectiveness to those who have benefited from mediation before. Print out our Mediation Settlement Month flyer with details about the annual event for your own use or to share with a client.


Mediation Settlement Day – Thursday, October 17, 2013 

This annual event is sponsored by FINRA Dispute Resolution, the New York State Unified Court System and a coalition of over 100 alternative dispute resolution programs, bar associations, community based programs, schools, public and non-profit organizations concentrated in the New York City area, and extending beyond to upstate New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California and Washington, DC.


Mediation Settlement Day will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2013, and will have a Kick-Off Celebration Event on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street New York, NY.


Prior Mediation Settlement Day Honorary Chairs include: Judge Milton Mollen, the former chair of the Mollen Commission; Michael S. Greco, past president of the ABA; Lenny Wilkens, former N.Y. Knicks coach; Hon. Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General; Spencer H. Lewis, Jr. Esq., Director U.S. EEOC New York District Office; Andrew Young, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador; Hon. Ann Pfau, Chief Administrative Judge New York State Unified Court System and Hon. Raymond W. Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner; Michael Sardo, Creator and Executive Producer - USA Networks' Fairly Legal; and Gary Belsky, co-author of the bestselling book, Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes – And How To Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics.


Mediation Settlement Day Honorary Chairperson

Kenneth R. Feinberg, Director of the One Fund Boston 2013, Special Master of 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, Founder, Managing Partner of Feinberg Rozen, LLP


2013 Frontline Champion Award Recipient.

This year’s Frontline Champion Award recipient is Timothy Germany, who has worked for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service since 1984. Mr. Germany mediates labor disputes in a wide variety of industries, and has conducted workshops for international audiences.


The Frontline Champion Award recognizes individuals who have made a meaningful impact on the field of mediation or helped others through their commitment to the effective practice of mediation.


  • Who should attend Mediation Settlement Day activities

    Anyone interested in becoming a mediator or learning more about mediation as an alternative means for resolving disputes. This event provides excellent networking and learning opportunities for parties, attorneys, mediators, and individuals, corporate and law firm representatives.
  • Who Sponsors Mediation Settlement Day and How to Become a Sponsor

    This annual event is sponsored by: FINRA Dispute Resolution, in conjunction with the New York State Unified Court System and over one hundred national and regional alternative dispute resolution programs, bar associations, community-based programs, public service and non-profit organizations, and schools concentrated in the New York City area and extending beyond to upstate New York, Illinois, California and Washington, DC. Learn how to become a sponsor and to see the list of sponsoring organizations, see the sponsorship page.