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.
Mark LeHockyMediator - Arbitrator - Referee
ADR Services, Inc.100 First Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: (415) 772-0900 Alternate: (415) 933-0819 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Neil R. BardackPartner
Hanson Bridgett LLP425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: (415) 995-5849 Fax: (415) 995-3570 Email: email@example.com Website: www.hansonbridgett.com
AAA Arbitrator; SF Superior Judge Pro Tem; BASF Fee Arbitration Panel and Mediation; San Francisco Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel.
Legal Malpractice; HOA/Davis Stirling Act Compliance; Real Estate and Leases; Business; Legal Malpractice; Commercial; Securities; Environmental & Natural Resources.
Longtime and skilled arbitrator with more than 42 years on the American Arbitration Association Commercial-Panel, arbitrating matters involving commercial, real estate, technology and securities. Also serves as a Pro Tem Judge for the San Francisco Superior Court and an arbitrator and mediator for the BASF Fee Dispute Panel.
J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1970; A.B., cum laude, University of Southern California, 1967.
California Bar, 1970.
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California.
Northern California Super Lawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006.
Author, "Selected Panelist and Contributor to Contract Negotiations and Preparation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Drafting Complete and Unambiguous Agreements," 2005, Lorman Education Services; Author, "California Supreme Court Clears the Way for Increased Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards," February 2009, The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin; Author, "Do's and Don't's on Maximizing Arbitration," October 2011, The Daily Journal; Co-Author, "Navigating Unconscionability Post-Concepcion," December 2011, Law 360; Co-Author, "Renewed Attention to Arbitration Agreements," April 2012, CALA Legal Update; Author, "What Executives and General Counsel Need to Know About Drafting ADR Provisions in Contracts," August 2012, ExecSense.
Richard ChernickManaging Director Jams Arbitration Practice
JAMS555 W. Fifth Street, 32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013 Phone: (213) 253-9790 Alternate: (213) 253-9718 Fax: (213) 620-0100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.jamsadr.com
Dispute Resolution Consulting; Dispute System Design.
Business; Commercial; Employment; Entertainment - IP; Technology; Construction; Real Estate; Law Practice Disputes; Insurance Coverage; Partnership Disputes; International Commercial Arbitration.
Vice President and Managing Director of JAMS' Arbitration Practice; Conducted over 1,900 arbitrations and mediations before all major administering institutions (domestically and internationally); Former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA; Founding President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; Served as ABA's Advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act; Frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration and mediation topics
J.D., University of Southern California (USC); A.B., University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Member of Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Board Member of California Dispute Resolution Council & Western Justice Center; Past President of LACBA and Legal Aid Foundation; Member of the following panels: (1) Hong Kong International Arbitration Center; (2) Beijing Arbitration Commission; (3) JAMS/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration; (4) Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; (5) Korean International Arbitration Board; (6) Asian International Arbitration Centre; (7) Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)
Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration, Best Lawyers (2016, 2020); "Best Lawyers in America," Best Lawyers (2005-2016, 2020); "Champion of Justice" Award, Western Justice Center (2019); "ADR Champion," National Law Journal (2016-2018); Los Angeles ADR Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2011, 2015); Los Angeles Mediation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2013); Leader Among World's Commercial Arbitration Specialists, Global Arbitration Review (2013); Top California Neutral, Daily Journal (2003, 2006-2010, 2012)
Author of monthly ADR Practitioner column in Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal; "California is missing out on international arbitration business," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2018); "Resolve large fee disputes effectively," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2017); "Making Arbitration Work: Best Practices," Co-Author, Bar Bulletin (2016); "Witnesses in Arbitration - California Arbitration Act (Parts I & 11)," Author, Law.com (2015, 2016); "Enforcing Arbitration Agreements: The Choice of Procedural Law," Author, Law.com (2015); "First Things First: Design the Arbitration Process You Want," Author, Law.com (2015); "The Mediator as Process Designer," Author, Law.com (2014); "Reimagining Arbitration," Author, Law.com (2014); "Selecting Party Arbitrators," Author, ABTL Los Angeles (2014); "A Primer on Arbitrability," Author, Law.com (2014); "Expediting Arbitration," Co-Author, Just Resolutions (2012); "Reimagining Arbitration," Co-Author, ABA Litigation Journal, Volume 37, Number 4, Summer 2011; "The Search for Cost Effective and Efficient International Commercial Arbitration: There is a Solution," Co-Author, International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (2011).
Richard J. Idell
The Idell Firm LLPEmail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.