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Phone: 3104592540

1502 bienveneda avenue

Los Angeles, California 90272

fred bennett


International and domestic arbitrator and mediator

Current Employer:

Fred Bennett Arbitration & Mediation Services, LLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Aviation ✔ Biotech
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Energy including oil and gas
✔ Engineering ✔ Entertainment
✔ Executive Compensation ✔ Franchise
✔ Industrial ✔ Insurance
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Licensing ✔ Media & Communications
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Mining
✔ Partnerships ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Professional Fees ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Real Estate ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Software ✔ Technology
✔ Torts ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


Over 35 years experience as an arbitrator and advocate in international and domestic arbitrations (over 60 total) and business litigation/trials. ARBITRATION RULES EXPERIENCE: AAA Commercial and Construction Rules; ICDR Rules; ICC Rules; UNCITRAL; Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Rules, Singapore International Arbitration Center Rules (SIAC); London Court of International Arbitration Rules (LCIA); ICSID Rules,(treaty arbitrations); English Arbitration Act; U.S. Federal Arbitration Act;(FAA); New York, California and Alaska Arbitration Acts; ad hoc arbitrations Chair, AAA Task Force to Amend AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, 2013 (Rules adopted October 2014) Member, ICDR Task Force to create ICDR guidelines for “exchange of information” in international arbitration (AAA, ICDR), 2008; ICDR Task force to Amend ICDR Rules, 2013. Chair, AAA Large, Complex Case Panel Southern California Continuing Education Program (1996-2009);

Work History:

Fred Bennett Arbitration & Mediation Services, LLC (2019-present) Senior Partner, Global Chair of International and Domestic Arbitration Practice, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, 1998-2019 Senior Partner/Partner, and Associate, Litigation Department/Chairman of Worldwide ADR Group Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 1973-98.


Alternative energy (e.g.s., nuclear power, solar power, wind power, biomass fuels, heated salt) Aerospace/satellites (e.g.s, solar cell and battery defects on telecommunications satellites; design defects in satellite panels) Aviation (e.g., helicopter manufacturing; trade secrets re aircraft components design) Computer hardware and software (e.g.s, breach of long term contract re software services; misappropriation of software) Construction/engineering /architectural (e.g.s., oil refinery, airport, copper mine, hydroelectric dam; San Diego Padres ballpark; semiconductor plant, casino project; mixed use commercial and residential projects; Jeddah Airport project management; mobile home construction in Middle East; public infrastructure in Micronesia) Distributor / franchisee (e.g.s, Greek franchise re satellite time for imaging satellite; Middle East franchise re branding of food products; Middle East franchise re fast food restaurant) Entertainment (e.g.s., creation of foreign tv series; breach of management contract; hiring practices re talent agencies) Insurance coverage (e,g,s, coverage of satellite defects; coverage re bacterial infection in food processing plant) Intellectual property (trademark, tradename, unfair competition, licensing and branding) (e.g.s, trademark infringement re aircraft parts, logos, advertising materials; patent infringement of mobile phone design; noncompete clauses and unfair competition re rocket technology; licensing and branding of food products and medicinal products) Investment (securities and financial structures) (e.g.s, financial structures re mergers, debt instruments , profit-sharing plans) Investor-state (ICSID) ( e.g.s, investments in Cambodia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Mexico) Legal and professional malpractice (e.g.s, legal services re real estate project, city planning; complex fee disputes) Manufacturing, supply and distribution (e.g.s, manufacture and sale of medicinal products; defects in semiconductor plant) Mergers and acquisitions (e.g., acquisition of computer software company) Mining (e.g.s, Alaska gold mining operation and dissolution; Indonesian coal mining project) Oil exploration and production (e.g., oil exploration project in Peru) Partnership/joint venture/shareholder actions (e.g.s, joint venture dissolution; partnership accounting) Real estate development (commercial and residential) (e.g.s, design, construction and profit-sharing re international hotel chain; defects re condominium projects; permitting re resort project in Nevada; profit-sharing re residential subdivision development)


ICDR Mediation Seminar, 2021; ICDR Rules Seminar, 2021; AAA Cybersecurity Seminar, 2020; AAA eDiscovery 2.0,2014; Faculty, AAA Construction Conference: Maximizing ADR Advocacy for Today's Economy, 2009; ICDR 5th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference, Arbitration in Las Americas: A 360 Degree View, 2007; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006; Attended AAA Annual Board Meeting and satisfied Arbitrator Update and 2004 ACE requirements, New York, 5/04; AAA Construction Arbitrator II Training, San Diego, 7/03; Annual Arbitrator Update 2002; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Los Angeles, 8/99; Faculty, AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, Los Angeles, 12/93; Faculty, AAA Advanced Arbitrator Training, Los Angeles, 9/93


California State Bar; U.S. District Court, District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals: Second, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits.


International Law Office Client Choice Award, “Outstanding U.S. Practitioner in Arbitration,” 2010, 2014; Lexology USA and Canada Client Choice Award, “Outstanding North America Practitioner in Arbitration”, 2013 “World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration,” Legal Media Group, London, UK, 2008-09, 2011-present; “Who's Who Legal , Arbitration” “Best Lawyers in America,” “Super Lawyer of Southern California,”, ADR


Panelist, AAA Commercial and Construction Large Complex Case Panels; Aerospace, Aviation and National Security Panel; California Master Mediation Panel, Panelist, ICDR Arbitration and Mediation Panels ICC Arbitrator; Member, ICC Commission and ICC U.S. National Committee; Panelist, Singapore International Arbitration Commission (SIAC); Hong Kong International Arbitration Commission (HKIAC); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)


Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators Member, National Academy of Distinguished Arbitrators Member, California Supreme Court Task Force to study and recommend changes in international law statutes (2018) American Arbitration Association (Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee) 2003-15; U.S. Council for International Business (ICC National Committee on Arbitration, former Chair, Southwest Subcommittee); ICC Commission (U.S. Delegate); USC Gould School of Law, ADR Advisory Board; Chairman of the Board, Ready to Succeed Foundation (helps foster kids graduate from college and secure career jobs); Board of Directors, Los Angeles World Affairs Council


University of California at Los Angeles (JD, Managing Editor, Law Review); University of Utah (Honors BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


Regular columnist, Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Arbitration Insights" (2021--) Principal Co-editor, REDFERN & HUNTER ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, 5th ed., 2010; Contributing Editor, Redfern & Hunter, LAW AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION, 4th ed., 2004; Co-author, Global Arbitration Review, ENERGY ARBITRATION (2015) Editor-in-Chief, ARBITRATION TRENDS (Quinn Emanuel arbitration newsletter) (2005-2018); “The New AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Practical Do’s and Don’t’s”, ABA Annual Conference, 2014; "Drafting Complex IP Arbitration Clause", ICC Asia-Pacific Conference, 2012; “Lessons From the Front—Friendly Suggestions from Arbitrators to Advocates, ICDR-CCCB Conference, Bogota, Colombia, 2012; "Challenging an Award under the New York Convention”, Cal. State Bar International Arbitration Forum, 2011; “What’s a Creative Party (or Lawyer) To Do? The Perils and Rewards of Customizing Appeal Rights for an Arbitration Award”, ARIAS Conference 2008; “Successful Mediation Techniques for the Advocate in International Arbitration Proceedings”, ICDR International Arbitration Conference, 2007;

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