Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, congratulates N. Damali Peterman, Esq., on the sale of her book Negotiating While Black: How to Be Who You Are to Get What You Want to national publisher Putnam.
Negotiating While Black draws on Ms. Peterman’s successful career in dispute resolution and her experience as a Black woman in the legal industry and in negotiations. According to Putnam and Publisher’s Weekly, it is an “authentic guide that accounts for the bias that occurs in most negotiations” and will help readers “negotiate to win, even when they’ve been underestimated.”
Ms. Peterman joined JAMS in July 2021 after over 20 years as a mediator, conflict resolution trainer, ADR entrepreneur and corporate transactional lawyer in private and in-house practice. Based in New York and London, Ms. Peterman has experience across a wide range of corporate, business and commercial matters, and is often lauded by clients for her ability to find a path to resolution in challenging circumstances.
We are thrilled for Damali and believe readers will benefit tremendously from her firsthand experience overcoming biases and helping counsel and their clients reach favorable resolutions. The importance of diverse perspectives in conflict resolution cannot be overstated, and we believe Damali’s guidance to help readers overcome biases will prove invaluable. We are proud to have Damali on our panel and to see her continued leadership in dispute resolution.
- Kimberly Taylor, JAMS President
Ms. Peterman is also the founder of Breakthrough ADR, a global conflict resolution firm that helps organizations resolve conflict and teaches people how to listen, negotiate and resolve everyday situations in the workplace and beyond. She travels globally to teach workshops in negotiation and mediation and to judge mediation competitions, and virtually teaches students, educators and other professionals across the world. Ms. Peterman is a highly sought-after speaker, and she has been featured on various television networks and in many magazines and newspapers.
Negotiating While Black: How to Be Who You Are to Get What You Want is scheduled for release in spring 2024 and has also been acquired by Bonnier Books UK’s Heligo Books imprint for U.K. distribution.
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Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.
With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.
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