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N. Damali Peterman, Esq., Honored as Woman Legal Entrepreneur of the Year 2023

Annual award recognizes a woman legal entrepreneur for professional excellence, creativity, values and mentorship

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New York – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that N. Damali Peterman, Esq., will be presented with the Woman Legal Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2023 Women Owned Law Awards on April 18.

Presented annually, the award series celebrates women, firms, corporations and businesses that share a commitment to ensuring that women attorneys and legal entrepreneurs thrive. For the Woman Legal Entrepreneur of the Year Award, individuals are recognized for professional excellence, creativity, values and mentorship.

Throughout her career, Ms. Peterman has used her experience in negotiation and mediation to teach the next generation of students, educators and other professionals across the world. We are pleased to see her recognized by an organization that is dedicated to increasing the influence of and raising awareness about women entrepreneurs in the legal ecosystem.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Ms. Peterman has over two decades of ADR experience as a mediator, conflict resolution trainer, ADR entrepreneur and corporate transactional lawyer in private and in-house practice. She is renowned for her innovative and engaging ways of helping companies, institutions, nonprofits, government agencies and individuals prevent, manage and resolve conflict.

Before joining JAMS, Ms. Peterman founded 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.

The ceremony will be held at Estia in Downtown Philadelphia on April 18. More information about the ceremony can be found here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

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 30 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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