Jay has a full-time Alternate Dispute Resolution practice with an emphasis on mediation. Jay’s trial skills form a solid foundation for him when he serves as a private Mediator and Arbitrator. Jay has conducted over 200 mediations covering business relationships, both medical and legal professional liability and catastrophic personal injury claims involving death and severe disabilities. In addition, Jay has arbitrated numerous civil disputes including a soft-ware licensing case with multi-million-dollar claims, a municipal liability dispute and partnership dissolution disputes.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals and National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He has and continues to serve as a Special Master for the U.S. Federal District Court of Connecticut and the Connecticut Superior Court negotiating settlements where he has served for almost twenty years.
As a result of Jay’s ongoing mediation training around the country both as a student and as a teacher, he is often called upon to facilitate a resolution of extremely difficult and complex disputes. Continuous training in the practice of mediation is what sets Jay apart as a skilled mediator who can service clients who are looking for a non-litigation strategy for ending disputes.
Prior to joining Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, Jay Sandak was the founder of Sandak Hennessey and Greco LLP. Before forming Sandak Hennessey and Greco, Jay was a partner for fourteen years at a high-profile trial firm which has given him the added experience needed to handle complex cases.