Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.) – JAMS Mediator & Arbitrator and Patricia Bargielski – JAMS Case Manager delivered a presentation about: "The Business Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Primer on International and Domestic Mediation & Arbitration"
More about the presenters:
Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.) is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator at JAMS. As a well-known figure in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) he has developed a diverse practice and is sought after in many areas of conflict resolution. Judge Belen formerly served as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department from 2008 until 2012 and served as a Justice of the New York Supreme Court trial and appellate terms from 1995 until 2008. Judge Belen helped create the Commercial Division in Kings County (Brooklyn) and then presided over complex commercial cases from 2002 to 2005. Over the course of nearly 18 years of distinguished judicial service and during his time at JAMS, Judge Belen has developed a reputation as a calm, intelligent, fair, and hardworking neutral. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbritrators.
Since joining JAMS in 2012, Judge Belen has acted as an arbitrator or mediator in hundreds of complex disputes covering a wide range of practice areas. As a result of his reputation on the bench and his experience at JAMS, Judge Belen is also a highly sought after special master. In particular, Judge Belen was appointed as the Federal Facilitator to guide the Joint Remedial Process in the New York City stop and frisk and housing arrests class action settlements, as described in the Remedies Opinion in Floyd v. City of New York, 959 F. Supp. 2d 668 (SDNY 2013). In this program, Judge Belen is charged with assisting the City of New York and its residents with developing sustainable reforms to the stop and frisk and housing arrest practices of the New York City Police Department through a community based civic engagement and remedial process.
A prolific writer, Judge Belen co-authored New York Trial Notebook, a comprehensive trial practice treatise. He was an instructor for many years at the New York State Judicial Institute where he taught all newly appointed or elected New York judges in the art of judging.
Justice Belen is fluent in Spanish. He can effectively communicate with Spanish speaking litigants and clients in all matters. Download Justice Belen's biography in Spanish.
Read more on Judge Belen: www.jamsadr.com/belen/
Patricia Bargielski began her work in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) administration at JAMS as an administrative assistant clients services in 2011. She is currently a Case Manager at JAMS where she manages several neutrals who have experience with employment, personal injury, business/commercial arbitrations and mediations. In addition to her role as Case Manager, Patricia works with JAMS senior management on business development initiatives that focus on EU, Southeast Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern mediation markets.
Patricia has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Seton Hall University’s School of International Relations and Diplomacy and a certificate in Russian and Eastern European Studies. In addition to her fluency in Polish, she speaks conversational Russian. Patricia has traveled throughout Europe, including several trips to Poland. As an undergraduate, she studied at the St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia her junior year. Ms. Bargielski’s work experience in the field of international relations includes Advocacy Assistant United Nations for Caritas Internationalis for over a year where she dealt with various initiatives including Millennium Development Goals and the South Sudanese Referendum. While in college, she was President and Vice President of Seton Hall University’s popular Slavic Club which hosted various Polish and other Slavic cultural events. In 2010 and 2011, Ms. Bargielski was the first recipient of the Edward Loyas Scholarship at Seton Hall University and featured in the Seton Hall Magazine about her connections to the Polish community in New Jersey (http://www.shu.edu/news/upload/mag-ws10.pdf).