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Phone: (914) 833-2681

1214 West Boston Post Rd. N277

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Thomas Halket


Arbitrator, Mediator, Attorney and Law Professor

Current Employer:

Halket Chambers

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Antitrust ✔ Biotech
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Copyrights ✔ Engineering
✔ Entertainment ✔ Industrial
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Internet ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Licensing ✔ Media & Communications
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Software
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


ADR experience – Over 25 years’ experience as neutral or counsel in international and domestic complex commercial arbitrations and mediations. Extensive experience arbitrating (as chair, sole, or panel member) or mediating disputes involving a wide variety of international and domestic matters including licensing and intellectual property, banking and securities, corporate matters and commercial transactions. Industries involved include computers and e-commerce, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and health care, defense, aviation and transportation, finance and banking, heavy equipment, home products, fashion and consumer electronics. Amounts in controversy have exceeded $1,000,000,000.

Representative matters have included disputes (listed alphabetically by subject) involving:

Corporate, securities and finance in banking, securities and finance businesses, biotech, electronics and commercial and military aviation (international and domestic –chair, sole member, member or counsel);

Intellectual property (of all types) in chemical and chemical equipment (international and domestic - sole member or mediator), computer software, hardware and internet (international and domestic –chair, sole member, party appointed member, member, mediator or counsel), consumer electronics (international and domestic – sole member or mediator), fashion or home products (international and domestic – chair, sole member or counsel), financial business methods (domestic - chair), industrial equipment (international – sole member), pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices (international and domestic – chair, sole member, party appointed member and counsel) and telecommunications (international and domestic – chair, sole member or counsel); and

Products liability, supply train and other commercial transactions in a wide variety of industries (international and domestic – chair, sole member, member, mediator or counsel).

Work History:

Principal at Halket Chambers, Partner at Halket Weitz LLP and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law (Subjects taught include International Arbitration, Intellectual Property Transactions and Entrepreneurial Law).

Previously, Associate Member of Chambers, Tanfield Chambers (London) (for arbitration matters only). Prior to forming Halket Weitz, Partner in charge of the Commercial Technology Practice in the New York Office and Member of the Commercial Technology, Life Sciences, Private Equity and General Corporate Groups of Bingham McCutchen LLP. Prior to that, Partner and Co-Chair of the Technology and the Emerging Company Group and Member of the General Corporate Group of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP.


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Member of the bars of the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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Member of the panels of arbitrators and mediators of the American Arbitration Association (including the commercial, large complex, large complex technology and IP and international panels), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator) (London), the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, the World Intellectual Property Organization (including arbitration and domain name panels) (Geneva), the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (domain name panel). Service as an Arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce. Member of Arbitral Appointments Committee of the Scottish Arbitration Centre (Edinburgh).

Member of the International Arbitration Club of New York. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (London). Member of the London Court of International Arbitration. Member of the USCIB Arbitration Committee.


Chairman of the Technology Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association.

Vice Chair of the New York Branch, past Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, past Chairman of the Practice and Standards Committee, past Chairman of the New York Chapter, past Chairman of the Technology Subcommittee of and Tutor for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Arbitrator Judge at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.

Participant in the UNICTRAL Working Group on Online Dispute Resolution.

Consultant to the Task Force on New York Law in International Matters (of the New York State Bar Association).

Member of Task Force on IT in Arbitration of the ICC Commission on Arbitration.

Past Chairman of the Section of Science and Technology of the American Bar Association, of the ABA’s Division on Ventures and Enterprise and of the ABA’s Aerospace Law Division.

Member of the International Commercial Disputes Committee and the International Legal Practice Committee and past Chairman of the Subcommittee on Software and the Uniform Commercial Code of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


Columbia University School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Writing and Research Editor, THE COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B. and S.M. (Physics), Sigma Xi); Research Fellowship, Harvard University Observatory.


State Crowdfunding and the Intrastate Exemption Under Federal Securities Laws—Less Than Meets The Eye?, 34 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 521 (2015) (joint author).

Using Information Technology in Arbitration, vol. 32, no. 1 GPSOLO 44 (2015).

Arbitration, Antitrust and Intellectual Property: A Perfect Storm?, in CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION (Arthur W. Rovine ed., Brill Nijhoff, 2013).

ARBITRATION OF INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES (Thomas D. Halket ed., Juris Publishing, 2012) (also author with others).

How to Use an e-brief, Feb. THE RESOLVER 13 (2011).

US Law Report: Arthur Andersen LLP v. Wayne Carlisle, Nov. THE RESOLVER 4 (2009).

Choice of Law in International Intellectual Property Arbitrations: A Three-Dimensional Chess Game?, in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation (Arthur W. Rovine ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2009)

Improving Arbitration through Technology: a Quest for Basic Principles, 62 DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL no. 3, 54 (2007)

The Use of Technology in Arbitration: Ensuring the Future is Available to Both Parties, 81 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 269 (2007)

Arbitration Offers Advantages in Resolving Technology Disputes, N.Y.L.J. TECHTRENDS, vol. 8, no. 2, March 22, 2004 at T3

Using Technology to Resolve Business Disputes, A special supplement of the ICC Court of Arbitration Bulletin, ICC Publication No. 667 (2004)(with others)

Outsourcing the Web Site Design Project, N.Y.L.J.E-COMMERCE, June 9, 2003 at S5

To Do: Determine the Value of My Failed Startup’s IP, VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL, October 2002, at 43

The Benefits of Arbitration for Technology-Based Disputes: More than meets the Eye?, THE METROPOLITAN CORPORATE COUNSEL, Vol. 8, No. 9, September 2000

ADR and On-Line Dispute Resolution, in ARBITRATION NOW 69 (Paul H. Haagen ed., ABA Press, 1999) (joint author)

The Role and Responsibility of the Association and the Bar in a Changing Technological Environment, 49 REC.A.B.C.N.Y. 470 (1994) (with others).

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