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Richard A. Eastman

Richard A. Eastman

Counselor At Law & Chartered Arbitrator

Eastman Law Office

201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 946-4039 Alternate: (415) 994-1759 Email:

ADR Services


Specialty Areas

International Transaction; Contracts; Joint Ventures; Construction; Licensing

ADR Experience/Training

Since 1991, arbitrator and tribunal member in commercial contract cases under AAA, ICDR, ICC, Japan Commerical Arbitration Association and UNCITRAL Rules. AAA ACE, Construction and International Arbitrator Training; Chartered Institute of Aribitrators Fellowship Course.


BA, cum laude, Sociology, Harvard College, 1959; JD cum laude, Law, Harvard Law School, 1965;


Lawyer admitted in California (1966) and New York (1985); Chartered Arbitrator


Sole Practitioner, Eastman Law Office, San Francisco 2015 - present; Sole Practitioner in practice as registered foreign lawyer in Tokyo, Japan 2008-2014; Partner, Holland & Knight (formerly known as Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan) Tokyo Office 1993 - 2008; Partner, Whitman & Ransom Tokyo Office 1990 - 1993; Counsel and subsequently Partner, McKenna & Co. Singapore and Tokyo Offices 1983 - 1990; Associate and subsequently Partner, Graham & James, Tokyo, San Francisco and Singapore Offices 1965-1983.


Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Advisor,Japanese Association of Arbitrators; Distinguished Neutral, CPR Institute (New York).


Panelist, Resolving Disputes with Companies from Asia, San Francisco, January22, 2016;Note "Rent-a-Center v Jackson" 77 Arbitration 280-283 (2011); international case note on Birbrower v. Superior Court, AMERICAN JOURNALOF INTERNATIONAL LAW, April 2000; "Joint Venturing in the Far East," chapter 4, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FAR EAST, Dow Jones-Irwin Pub., 1990; "The FIDIC Red Book Fourth Edition," CONSTRUCTION LAWYER, November 1989.