ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

Patent/Trademark Disputes

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Gary L. Benton

US and International Arbitrator and Mediator

Gary Benton Arbitration

555 Bryant Street
Ste. 523
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 283-5949 Email: gary@garybentonarbitration.com Website: www.garybentonarbitration.com/

ADR Services

- Mediation
- Arbitration

Additional Services

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.

Specialty Areas

- Business
- Commercial
- Contracts
- Employment
- Energy
- Entertainment
- Intellectual Property
- International
- Intra– Organizational
- Partnership Disputes
- Patent/Trademark
- Securities

ADR Experience/Training

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.

Education

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)

Licenses/Certification

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

Affiliations

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.

Honors/Awards

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.

Articles/Publications

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.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business, Landlord/Tenant, Construction, Intellectual Property.

Mark LeHocky

Mediator - Arbitrator - Referee

ADR Services, Inc.

100 First Street
27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 772-0900 Alternate: (415) 933-0819 Email: mark@marklehocky.com Website: www.marklehocky.com

Additional Services

• Mediation
• Arbitration
• Special Master

Specialty Areas

Business; Intellectual Property (Trade Secrets; Patents; Trademarks; Copyright); Consumer Class Actions; Employment Class Actions; Commercial; Legal Malpractice

ADR Experience/Training

• 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)

Education

J.D., University of California Berkeley School of Law; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar; Admitted to practice in all US District Courts in California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; US Supreme Court

Affiliations

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

Honors/Awards

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

Articles/Publications

"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).

Nicole Gesher JD

Attorney and Mediator

Gesher Mediation

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/gesher/

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Contracts; Family Law; Fee Disputes; Finance; Intellectual Property; Landlord / Tenant; Partnership Disputes.

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Judge Pro Tempore.

Specialty Areas

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.

ADR Experience/Training

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.

Education

J.D., Law, Golden Gate University, 1976; A.B., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.

Affiliations

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.

Articles/Publications

See www.idellfirm.com.

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

ADR System Design; Collaborative Law; Conciliation; Consulting; MedArb; Negotiation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Education; Environmental; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues; International; Malpractice (Legal, Medical, etc.); Probate/ Trust; Real Estate.

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