PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) announced today the addition of nine U.S. and international appointees to its 2015 List of the World’s Leading Technology Arbitrators and Mediators.
The new appointees to the SVAMC 2015 “Tech List” are:
- Stephen P. Gilbert (New York)
- Thomas D. Halket (New York)
- Benjamin Hughes (Seoul)
- David L. Kreider (Auckland and Hong Kong)
- Peter Michaelson (New York)
- Charles R. (“Chuck”) Ragan (Minneapolis and SF/Silicon Valley)
- William A. Tanenbaum (New York)
- Rod Thompson (SF/Silicon Valley)
- Maurice Zilber (SF/Silicon Valley)
With litigation a significant cost that diverts vital resources from innovation, both U.S. and non-U.S. technology companies are increasingly relying on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to avoid the cost, delays and uncertainties associated with going to court. SVAMC is at the epicenter of this growing demand. By working with leading technology companies, law firms and universities in Silicon Valley and around the globe, SVAMC promotes effective and efficient resolution of technology disputes and related complex business disputes.
The SVAMC “Tech List” is peer-vetted and limited to exceptionally qualified arbitrators and mediators known globally for their experience and skill in crafting business-practical legal solutions in the technology sector. These individuals have collectively handled thousands of technology-related disputes.
In addition to the new appointees, the 2015 “Tech List” includes:
|Ray Bender (Washington, DC)||James Madison (SF/Silicon Valley)|
|Gary Benton (SF/Silicon Valley)||Robert Morrill (SF/Silicon Valley)|
|Thomas Brewer (Seattle)||Susan Nycum (SF/Silicon Valley)|
|Maria Chedid (SF/Silicon Valley)||Harrie Samaras (Philadelphia)|
|Chris Compton (SF/Silicon Valley)||David Sandborg (SF and Hong Kong)|
|Michael Diamant (Cleveland)||Lester Schiefelbein (SF/Silicon Valley)|
|Naomi Jane Gray (SF/Silicon Valley)||Neil Smith (SF/Silicon Valley)|
|James Grossman (SF/Silicon Valley)||Yarko Sochynsky (SF/Silicon Valley)|
|Sherman Kahn (New York)||Vicki Veenker (SF/Silicon Valley)|
All appointees are members of a recognized U.S. or international arbitral or mediation institution panel and are ranked for superior expertise in resolving technology disputes, including intellectual property, corporate, finance, trade regulation, and other operational matters.
About Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center:
SVAMC is a non-profit serving the global tech community through educational programming and activities. SVAMC works with leading technology companies, law firms, ADR institutions and universities around the world to promote the efficient resolution of technology-related business disputes. Visit www.siliconvalleyarbitration.org for additional information.