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 […]

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 […]

Raymond Bender Authors Chapter in LexisNexis Book on International Commercial Arbitration

SVAMC Tech List Appointee, Ray Bender, recently published a chapter entitled, “International Arbitration—Satellite Communications: Arbitrator Perspective,” in the 2020 LexisNexis book, “International Commercial Arbitration Practice.” This collective work, captures the development of ICA from different perspectives and uniquely brings together the ideas, suggestions and perspectives of in-house counsel as the most important users of ICA, […]

Paul Mason Speaks and Publishes Articles on the Singapore Convention and the Arbitration – Mediation connection

In May-June 2020, Paul Mason spoke about the Singapore Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation in webinars presented by 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square/London and the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration/Rio de Janeiro. In July, he was a panel speaker on Visions of Commercial Mediation from Brazil, Portugal and the U.S., sponsored by […]

Les Schiefelbein, SVAMC CEO, Named to ICC Task Force

Les has been named as a U.S. member to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on “ADR and Arbitration.” The Task Force is organized by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. The Commission is a unique think tank and rule-making body for ICC Dispute Resolution Services. Further information on the ICC Commission […]

The Second Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference 2020

International dispute resolution is complex and constantly evolving due to the fast pace of the global economy and technological innovation. The Second Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference will convene top lawyers, counsel for global corporations, internationally-recognized arbitrators and mediators, academics, and leaders at arbitration institutions to engage in discussions on timely issues in international […]