Law Offices of Allan SchwartzEmail: email@example.com Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/schwartz
Mediation and Arbitration
Real Estate, Fee Disputes, Entertainment, Contract, Business, Intellectual Property, Partnership Disputes
Cedric C. ChaoFounder and Principal
Chao ADR, PC50 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: (415) 293-8088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.chao-adr.com
Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master
International Disputes Consulting; Mock Arbitrations
Business; Commercial; Contracts; Energy; Intellectual Property; International; Real Estate; Technology.
Head of International Litigation and Arbitration Practice of Morrison and Foerster LLP (1996-2013); US Head of the International Arbitration Practice of DLA Piper LLP (2013-2019); sat as ICC, ICDR, AAA, and SIAC Arbitrator; Completed AAA, ICDR, and CIArb training; Lectured on arbitrators' jurisdiction, arbitrator ethics, discovery, remedies, expedited proceedings, adjusting advocacy to meet contrasting rules and expectations in US jury, domestic and international arbitration settings, etc.
B.A. with Distinction and Departmental Honors (Economics), Stanford University; J.D., Harvard Law School
California State Bar; admitted to practice in all US District Courts in California; Ninth, Fifth and Tenth US Circuit Courts of Appeal; US Supreme Court.
Life Member, American Law Institute; One of 31 Advisors to the ALI Project to Draft the Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration; Former US Member, ICC Arbitration Commission; Member, AAA/ICDR Council; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London); Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Former Chair, Litigation Section of the State Bar of California.
Named by The Daily Journal as one of California's "Top 100 Lawyers" (September 2018); Named by Best Lawyers in America as the "2018 San Francisco Arbitration Lawyer of the Year," and the "2020 San Francisco Mediation Lawyer of the Year;" Recipient of the Daily Journal's prestigious "2019 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year" award for thought leadership regarding international arbitration; Listed in Global Arbitration Review's "International Who's Who in Commercial Arbitration,” in Euromoney's Guide to World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, in Euromoney's Guide to World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, and in Northern California Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters).
Co-author (with Hon. Daniel Weinstein) of the chapter on mediation in Thomson Reuters' treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (5th Ed. 2021); Author, "Six Trends that Will Shape Future International Commercial Disputes," Law 360 (2017); Author, "Should Technology Companies Arbitrate?" Corporate Counsel (2017). See www.chao-adr.com or LinkedIn page for speaking engagements and additional publications.
Diana KruzeMediator, Arbitrator, Private Judge, and Discovery Referee/Special Master
ADR by DianaEmail: email@example.com Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/diana-kruze/
Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
Entertainment; Family; Fee Disputes; Financial; Government; Healthcare; HOA, TIC, Condo Disputes; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Intra-Organizational; LGBT Issues; Labor; Landlord/Tenant; Land Use; Legal Malpractice; Medical Malpractice; Partnership Dissolution; Personal Injury; Probate/Trust; Products Liability; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Securities; Uninsured Motorist; Women's Issues.
Frank A. WisehartPartner
Baker Tilly50 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: (415) 500-5108 Fax: (415) 956-1405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.bakertilly.com
Financial expert witness; Independent expert; Single joint expert
Forensic Accounting; Business Valuation; Financial Investigation; Economic Damages
Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with 25 years of experience in: forensic accounting, business valuation, IP valuation, family law, transaction due diligence, damages, bankruptcy/reorganization. He is a trusted advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes.
MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University
CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, MAFF
Baker Tilly International
Gary L. BentonUS and International Arbitrator and Mediator
Gary Benton Arbitration555 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Phone: (650) 283-5949 Email: email@example.com Website: www.garybentonarbitration.com/
Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator and Mediator with expertise in international business, corporate investment, high tech, telecom, life sciences and emerging growth matters.
- Intellectual Property
- Intra– Organizational
- Partnership Disputes
Over 35 years - has handled hundreds of cases around the world and serves on the panels of AAA, ICC, CPR and other leading ADR institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.
Appointed USDC NDCA Early Neutral Evaluator.
AB cum laude, Washington University (Political Science, International Development and Earth & Planetary Sciences)
JD cum laude. Tulane University
Legal studies, UC Hastings (non-matriculated)
International studies, Stanford Univ. (non-matriculated)
Qualified as a US lawyer (California and DC) and an English solicitor
Admitted US S.Ct., 9th Cir., Fed Cir. and all California federal district courts
Full time Arbitrator and Mediator;
Adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University;
Founder/Chairman of Founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC);
Previously a partner with Coudert Brothers and Pillsbury.
CIArb Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow; College of Commercial Arbitrators Fellow, NADN Appointee.
Named by the National Law Journal as one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US. Also named to IAM 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.
See website www.garybentonarbitration.com for full publications listing
Additional affiliations: CIArb, CCA, NADN, ICCA, IBA, ABA, CLA, SVAMC, iTechLaw, AIPLA.
Co-Chair of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) International ADR Committee.
Geri Lynn GreenAttorney/Mediator/Arbitrator/Consultant
Law Office of Geri Lynn GreenEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/geri-green/
Commercial, Business, Contract, Employment, Civil Rights, Real Estate (Business and Residential), Landlord/Tenant, Professional Malpractice, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Government Tort, Family, Appeals.
Mark LeHockyMediator - Arbitrator - Referee
ADR Services, Inc.100 First Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: (415) 772-0900 Alternate: (415) 933-0819 Email: email@example.com Website: www.marklehocky.com
• Special Master
Business; Intellectual Property (Trade Secrets; Patents; Trademarks; Copyright); Consumer Class Actions; Employment Class Actions; Commercial; Legal Malpractice
• Mediator-Arbitrator-Referee, ADR Services, Inc. (Mediating since 1999)
• Adjunct Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Law and Haas Graduate Business School (since 2018)
• Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Ross Stores, Inc. (2007--2012)
• Vice President & General Counsel, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. (2000-2007)
• Partner, Freeland Cooper LeHocky & Hamburg (1988--2000)
J.D., University of California Berkeley School of Law; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
California State Bar; Admitted to practice in all US District Courts in California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; US Supreme Court
Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Mediation Committee; Co-Chair, BASF ADR/Arbitration Section; Former Member, Board of Directors, Contra Costa County Bar Association
Named "2022 Mediator of the Year" for the San Francisco area by Best Lawyers; Named among the "Best Lawyers in America for Mediation" for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Best Lawyers; Fellow, American Bar Foundation
"Road to Somewhere: Steps to Improve Settlement Efforts and Avoid Unpleasant Surprises", US News--Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms of 2022" (Nov 4, 2021); "Reassessing Litigation in a Pandemic: 4 Questions Worth Asking", Daily Journal (July 31, 2020).
Richard J. Idell
The Idell Firm LLPEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/idell/
Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Judge Pro Tempore.
Entertainment; Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark & publicity); Employment; Trade Secrets; Wine Law; Contracts; Real Estate; Corporate/Limited Liability Company Disputes; Personal Injury and other Tort Claims; Investment Disputes/Securities.
Serves on ADR panels of the Marin Superior Court, BASF Mediation Panel; American Arbitration Association Arbitration and Mediation Panels. Prior experience on the ADR Arbitration Panel of the US District Court, Northern District of California. Services as a panelist for BASF for mandatory fee arbitration matters. Private Arbitrations and Mediations. Mediation training includes 40 hours with Steve Rosenberg, training with California Lawyers for the Arts and annual CLEs. Arbitration Training, AAA University.
J.D., Law, Golden Gate University, 1976; A.B., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.
American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries; Bay Area Gastronomique Entertainment Lawyers Societé; International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section; Bar Association of San Francisco Intellectual Property Section; California Lawyers for the Arts.
Urs M. Laeuchli Esq.
Arbitration ChambersEmail: email@example.com Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/laeuchli/
ADR System Design; Collaborative Law; Conciliation; Consulting; MedArb; Negotiation.
Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Education; Environmental; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues; International; Malpractice (Legal, Medical, etc.); Probate/ Trust; Real Estate.