Arbitration Conversation No. 98: Arbitrator Gary Benton

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Gary Benton, an internationally recognized Arbitrator and Mediator with expertise in international business, private investment, technology, IP and emerging growth matters. His practice is focused on technology development, distribution, licensing, infringement (trade secret, copyright and patent) and cybersecurity disputes. He has handled hundreds of cases around the world and serves on the panels of the leading international arbitral institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Benton is the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) in Palo Alto, California. He was previously a partner with the leading international law firms Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Coudert Brothers LLP in San Francisco and Palo Alto. As well, he served as Chief Legal Officer for a cloud and mobile cybersecurity company supporting US national security interests. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a Fellow and Board member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), an Academy Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) and a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Advisory Board and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He is a founder and Executive Committee member of the California International Arbitration Council (CIAC) and a member of other US and international arbitral associations.

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Gary L. Benton

Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator with over thirty years major law firm and in-house experience in both corporate/commercial transactions and litigation/arbitration practice. He focuses on US and international business contract disputes, corporate investment, technology, intellectual property and emerging growth matters. He has handled hundreds of cases around the…

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Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. From 2016-2021 Professor Schmitz was the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution.…

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