CAMS was formed in 2010 by its founders, Michael A. Levy and Patrick Michael (“Mike”) McKenna, who have been collaborators in the field of alternative dispute resolution for more than a decade. Recognizing an ever-expanding need for experienced ADR neutrals to resolve legal disputes outside of court, the founders created a network of highly qualified mediators and arbitrators to fill a growing need, but on a substantially more cost-efficient basis than much larger ADR services while providing an equal measure of professional excellence.
Messrs. Levy and McKenna, with decades of private practice law firm experience as transactional lawyers and litigators have, together, mediated hundreds of cases involving breach of contract claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment discrimination and labor cases, substantial number of claims brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor statutes, environmental contamination cases, and civil rights claims asserted under federal and state statutes, among others.
The founders continue to grow the range of legal areas in which CAMS offers ADR services, having recently adding to its panels neutrals with expertise in matrimonial and family law, contested guardianships, trusts and estates issues, and bankruptcy and creditors rights.