Loretta M. Gastwirth Elected Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section

Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is pleased to announce that Loretta M. Gastwirth, Partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group has been selected to serve as Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. Loretta’s one-year term is set to commence on June 1, 2024.

Loretta has become well known for her work in mediation and arbitration – i.e., alternative dispute resolution (ADR). She serves as an arbitrator and mediator on the prestigious Commercial, Construction and Employment panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the ICDR (the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution). Loretta is also a Mediator for the New York State Supreme Court, New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Queens County Commercial Divisions, and the Nassau County Bar Association Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. Loretta has served as an arbitrator or mediator in nearly 200 cases including acting as a Chairperson of a number of three member panels and serving as an emergency arbitrator.

Section status recognizes the critical importance of negotiation, collaboration, mediation, neutral evaluation, arbitration and new and hybrid forms of dispute resolution in all areas of legal practice. The Section is a forum for improving these processes and the understanding of dispute resolution alternatives, for enhancing the proficiency of practitioners and neutrals and increasing the knowledge and availability of party-selected solutions.