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 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 […]

SVAMC – YP: Field Note on Virtual Proceedings

Thomas Walsh, Sofia Klot, Tim Chen, and Matheus Bastos Oliveira Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP Our team participated in one of the first virtual merits hearings held under the auspices of the ICC due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The arbitration was seated in Brazil and involved parties, counsel and arbitrators based in Brazil, the United […]

An Interview with the CEO

Interviews with Our Editors: Arbitrating Silicon Valley Disputes with Lester Schiefelbein, CEO of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC). Read the full interview on the Kluwer Arbitration blog here.

COVID-19 Resources for Arbitration and Mediation Practitioners

    With the onset of the Coronavirus – COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, videoconferencing has taken on new attention and importance for use in technology arbitration proceedings as well as in mediations coming from disputes in technology arbitration or elsewhere. Below are some helpful resources: Advisories Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Coronavirus Advisory […]

International Women’s Day 2020

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, SVAMC would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of women in mediation and arbitration.

Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) Coronavirus Advisory – March 2020

In light of ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks in the US and internationally, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) encourages everyone engaged in the technology ADR sector to review and comply with state, national and international public health advisories, including  with respect to limitations on non-essential travel where recommended. Parties, counsel, neutrals and ADR institutions […]

Drinks & Data-Practical Tips for Navigating Cybersecurity and Data Protection in International Arbitration

On January 14th, SVAMC and Morrison & Foerster co-hosted a program titled “Drinks & Data-Practical Tips for Navigating Cybersecurity and Data Protection in International Arbitration.” Programs speakers, listed from left to right, included James Schurz– Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Kathleen Paisley– International Arbitrator, Ambos Lawyers, Aaron Gothelf– Vice President, Commercial Division, AAA, Mark Morril– Independent Lawyer (SVAMC Member), Les Schiefelbein– […]

SVAMC First Annual All-Members Meeting

Dear SVAMC Members, As you know, SVAMC conducted its First Annual All-Member Meeting on April 30th at Farella Braun + Martell in San Francisco. With Gary and Chris, I want to thank Rod Thompson and his team for hosting the meeting. A thank you to Bill Seward and Amy for their great assistance in planning the All-Member […]

New Survey Launched by SVAMC on Tech Use and Disputes in Latin America/Caribbean

This survey is designed as a tool to learn more about what technologies are being used in the region and how disputes over these can be resolved more quickly, inexpensively and reliably. On October 16, 2018 the SVAMC began distributing this survey to in-house counsel, outside counsel, ADR institutions, business people and academics with an […]