SVAMC Releases 2022 List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals

PALO ALTO, Calif. – February 2, 2022 – The Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), has released its highly anticipated 2022 List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals (the “Tech List“). California-based non-profit, SVAMC, promotes efficient and effective technology dispute resolution, including the use of arbitration and mediation to resolve business disputes. The Tech […]

David Allgeyer Authors Chapter in ABA Dispute Resolution Section Book on Mediating IP Disputes

SVAMC Tech List Appointee, David Allgeyer, recently published a chapter in the 2021 ABA Dispute Resolution Section book, “Mediating Legal Disputes: Effective Techniques to Resolve Cases, Second Edition.” This book will teach you how to work with difficult litigants and overcome the hidden barriers that frustrate settlements. You will learn to:  Mediate effectively between parties […]

ASU Law to Honor SVAMC CEO Les Schiefelbein with Alumni Service Award

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law announced this year’s 2021 Alumni Service Award honoree, Mr. Lester W. Schiefelbein, Jr., JD, LLM.  In 2018, Les provided an endowment to establish the Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Program within the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center at ASU Law. The program hosts an annual global dispute resolution conference and provides scholarships for ASU Law students to gain knowledge, experience and […]

The Efficient Arbitrator – In the Post-Pandemic Era

Much has been said of efficiency in arbitration, including the need to appropriately balance time and cost efficiency with a process ensuring a fair and just result. The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in the adoption of new technologies in arbitration, along with new protocols and practices, that merit re-examination of efficiency in arbitration. This article addresses what it takes to be an efficient arbitrator in the post-pandemic era.

SVAMC Task Force on Tech Disputes, Tech Companies & International Arbitration White Paper

The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), a not-for-profit “think tank” organization with a global focus that encourages the use of alternative dispute resolution in the technology sector, has established this Task Force on Tech Disputes, Tech Companies & International Arbitration (the “Task Force”). The Task Force, which is led by Paul Cohen, Duarte […]

SVAMC Announces New Board Members

PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 16, 2020 – The Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) announced today the appointments of six new SVAMC Directors.   The group of leading arbitration and mediation practitioners includes Bill Baker, an independent arbitrator and mediator in New York City. Chiann Bao, Member Arbitration […]

SVAMC CEO Les Schiefelbein to Speak at ITechLaw Webinar

On May 20th, Les will be a speaker for the ITechLaw “Disputes in Space: Mediate and Arbitrate” Webinar. Aerospace is one of the most technically diverse and innovative industries today.  Technology development, design, and application provide state-of-the-art aircraft, satellites, missiles, rockets, drones, and related hardware and software.  The business of taking ideas and transforming them into products […]

SVAMC CEO Les Schiefelbein Delivers 2020 Commencement Address

Les Schiefelbein delivered the commencement address at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Convocation on December 14, 2020. Les, a fellow Arizona State University law school graduate was proudly serving as a JAG lawyer in the United States Air Force during the time of his graduation and missed his own commencement ceremony. This will be […]

SVAMC Awards Janet Martinez for her Outstanding Contribution to Technology Dispute Resolution

PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 10, 2020 – Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) announced today that Dr. Janet Martinez, Senior Lecturer at Stanford Law School, Director of Stanford’s Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program and Director of the Gould Alternative Dispute Resolution Research Initiative, is the recipient of SVAMC’s Outstanding Contribution to Technology Dispute […]