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Phone: (650) 344-2144

1325 Howard Ave. #512

Burlingame, CA 94010

Ruth Glick


Arbitrator and Mediator

Current Employer:

Arbitrator and Mediator

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Arts (Fine, Performing) ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Biotech ✔ Class Actions
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Condominiums
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander)
✔ EEOC ✔ Employment
✔ Entertainment ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Health Care
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Internet ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Labor/Unions ✔ Media & Communications
✔ Medical Malpractice ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Partnerships ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Probate ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Real Estate ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Software
✔ Sports ✔ Technology
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Torts
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes
✔ Transportation ✔ Trusts/Estates


Independent international and domestic arbitrator, mediator, consultant, special master with other 25 years experience in commercial and financial sector. Arbitrator for American Arbitration Association Large and Complex Case, ICDR, National Commercial, Labor and Employment panels. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and panelist for International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR). Experienced in business, corporate, technology, securities, commodities, options, bitcoin and virtual currency, software, venture capital, hedge funds, banking, commercial, real estate, medical, pharma, employment, labor, ERISA, communications, media, heath care, medical instruments, insurance and real property disputes. Court appointed Special Master for class action securities and other complex commercial cases. International and domestic mediator. Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute (IMI) and Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (IMI).

Work History:

Full time arbitrator and mediator for over 25 years. Combined background in business and law. Former currency and financial instruments trader at the CME Group; former host of live daily business television program in Chicago, and VP of foreign exchange arbitrage company. Adjunct Professor of Arbitration and ADR Law University of California, Hastings College of the Law for 10 years. Extern to the Honorable William A. Newson, First District, California State Court of Appeal. Advisor to Silicon Valley start-up and early stage technology and life science companies. Current member of Council of American Arbitration Association- International Centre of Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) and member of the Law and Practice standing committee and the Diversity and Inclusion committee.


Partnership break-up of large index and financial instruments trading firm; $18 Million claim of international product distribution contract, breach of fiduciary claims in corporate ERISA funds, nationwide class action wage and hour claims involving retailers, trucking and communications companies; breach of contract of technology and virtual currency partnership; international trade agreement regarding technology; fair real estate market value of Silicon Valley commercial property; multi party claims against hedge fund managers; wealth management firm valuation; venture capital investment disputes; wrongful terminations involving Silicon Valley executives, including claims of defamation, discrimination, options rights; retail shopping center-intra family dispute regarding management and control; healthcare provider contract disputes.


Adjunct Professor of Arbitration Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1995-2005. Mediation Training at Harvard Law School, Mediation Workshop 1994.


State of California (active); Illinois (retired)


Northern California Super Lawyer Outstanding Achievement in Mediation, The Mediation Society -2008 CDRC Outstanding Service in Field of ADR - 2003


American Arbitration Association, Large and Complex Case, national commercial, labor and employment panels ICDR ICC Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators CPR Office of the Independent Administrator (Kaiser Healthcare) American health Lawyers Association Federal labor arbitration panels


Chair, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association 2013-2014 Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (IAM) International Mediation Institute (IMI)- Certified Mediator Executive Committee, Litigation Section, State Bar of California


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1991 B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


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Past chair of 18,000 member Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. See website for further information.

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