Ambassador (r.) David Huebner is an independent arbitrator with more than 25 years’ experience in intellectual property, complex commercial, and international disputes. He has handled more than 120 arbitrations in two dozen jurisdictions as arbitrator or advocate, under the rules of more than a dozen arbitral institutions. He is on the panels of the principal international and regional institutions, including ICSID, JAMS, HKIAC, ICDR, AAA, CIETAC, SHIAC, KLRCA, and KAB. He has particular expertise in the life sciences, telecom, technology, and entertainment industries but has handled matters across a range of industry sectors, legal issues, and geographic regions.

Ambassador Huebner has a diverse professional background, including serving as chairman and CEO of a large international law firm, IP and arbitration partner at another international firm, founding managing partner of a law office in Shanghai, U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, chairman of the California Law Revision Commission, and intellectual property policy advisor to a member of the National Diet of Japan in Tokyo. He has taught full-semester courses in intellectual property and international disputes at USC and UCLA law schools, and guest-lectured in international business and IP risk management at other schools, including USC Marshall School of Business.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Distinguished Fellow of the Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business and Law, a solicitor in England & Wales, a member of the Bars of CA, NY, and DC, and a graduate of Princeton University (summa cum laude) and Yale Law School. For more information: