Phone: +1-650-798-5100

228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd Fl.

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Gary Benton


US and International Arbitrator

Current Employer:

Gary Benton Arbitration

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Antitrust ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Biotech ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Industrial
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Internet ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Licensing ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Partnerships ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Software
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


Over 30 years practice experience in U.S. and international commercial arbitration. Focus on international business, private investment and technology law matters. A former IP litigation and corporate partner with leading AmLaw 100 international firms. Former technology company General Counsel. More information: www.garybentonarbitration.com

Work History:

US & International Arbitrator and Mediator since 1995
Gary Benton Arbitration, 2013-present
Chairman, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center, 2011-present
Chief Legal Officer, Global Velocity, Inc., 2009-2013
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2004-2009
Partner, Coudert Brothers LLP, 1987-2004


Sole, panel and chair in many U.S. and international commercial arbitrations. Focus on international business contract disputes, private investment, emerging technologies, intellectual property and competition matters. corporate structuring. Has handled matters in over 80 countries around the world, including extensive work in China, India, Singapore and Japan, Europe, Australia, the US and Central/South America.


Qualified as a US lawyer and English solicitor.
All California federal district courts, US Ct. App. 9th Cir., Fed'l Cir. and DC CIr., US Supreme Court


Peer-vetted to the SVAMC List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. Named by the National Law Journal as one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US.


American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel (Large & Complex Cases, Corporate Law, Securities, High Technology, Communications & Telecom, Contract Law; General Business Commercial; Intellectual Property; Cybersecurity, Data Security & Privacy specialty panels); ICDR International Panel; CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals; (General & Tech); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Panel and other major international arbitral institution panels. He has also served as Arbitrator on International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration and Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) matters, and has served as counsel on London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) matters and on matters administered throughout East Asia, including in China (Hong Kong and mainland China), Singapore and Japan.


Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Institute of Transnational Arbitration - Advisory Board


Founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), a non-profit that serves the global technology sector through programming and related activities. www.svamc.org


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