Jonathan W. Fitch

Jonathan W. Fitch

Extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration as emergency arbitrator, sole arbitrator, panelist and panel chair in large and complex matters involving exclusive technology supply and service agreements, life sciences, medical device technologies, pharmaceutical manufacture and supply agreements, patent license agreements, FRAND, patent exhaustion, proprietary information, invention assignment, intellectual property, FIFRA, franchise agreements, area development agreements, software, firmware and hardware agreements, support and maintenance service agreements, 2G and 3G mobile communications technologies, sensor technologies, aqueous ozone generation technology, electronic payment processing systems, global motion picture distribution, motion picture revenue participation agreements for the PRC, employment agreements, at-will employment, non-solicit and non-competition agreements, manufacturing rights, close corporation disputes, liquidation of hedge funds, valuation of shareholder interests and terms of shareholder buyouts, fiduciary duty, freeze-out, waste, derivative claims, securities purchase agreements, professional liability, insurance coverage, brokerage of life and other personal lines of insurance policies, commissions for brokerage/productions of insurance policies, Fair Credit Reporting Act, multiparty and cross-border disputes.

Member, ICDR Panel of Arbitrators, AAA Commercial Panel, Large and Complex Cases, AAA-ICDR Life Science and Technology Panels, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center’s Tech List of the World’s Leading Technology Arbitrators, Roster of International Arbitrators, ICC List of Arbitrators, FINRA panel of non-public arbitrators, and Global Arbitration Review ART List of Arbitrators.

The Best Lawyers in America named Mr. Fitch “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in Boston 2023 and also as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Trusts and Estates in Boston 2023. He was previously recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Newspaper (2009) and The Best Lawyers in America (2021) and twice named as a “Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer.” Regularly listed as a Best Lawyer in America in the areas of Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Trusts and Estates. Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Fitch is graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D.), Yale School of Management (M.P.P.M.) and Williams College (B.A.). He frequently speaks on international and domestic arbitration and management topics at law schools, the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and at SVAMC and AAA-ICDR arbitration programs. He is Co-Chair of the Disputes Committee of the International Law Section of the Boston Bar Association and a member of the Steering Committee of the Boston Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators North America Branch. He is a founding director of the Boston International Arbitration Council. He is a director of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center.

Speaker, "Positioning Complex Intellectual Property Disputes for Successful ADR Resolution," Boston Bar Association Webinar, 2021; Speaker, "Top 10 Things Practitioners Should Know About International Arbitration," Boston Bar Association Webinar, 2021; Speaker, "Use and Limitations of Discovery in Arbitration," Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Webinar, 2020; Moderator, "Data, Privacy, and Cyber Security Issues in International Arbitration," SVAMC/Orrick Webinar, 2020; Moderator, "Ensuring Efficiency in Complex Technology Arbitrations," SVAMC/AAA-ICDR/FoleyHoag Webinar, 2020; Faculty, "Arbitrating Domestic & International Life Science Disputes," AAA-ICDR, Philadelphia and Boston programs, 2019; Moderator, "Insider Views on International Disputes," Boston Bar Association, 2018; Faculty, "International Issues in Litigation and Arbitration," Massachusetts Bar Association, Joint Business Litigation and DR Sections Program, 2017; Moderator, "The Golden Age of International Arbitration," Boston Bar Association CLE Program, 2017; Moderator, "ESI Discovery in Arbitration," Annual Dispute Resolution Symposium of Massachusetts Bar Association, 2017; Moderator, "Spotlight on Evidence in Commercial Arbitration," Massachusetts Bar Association, 2017: Author, "Arbitration: Spotlight on the Preliminary Conference," MBA Lawyers Journal, 2017; Faculty, "Best Practices in International Arbitration and Recent Developments," ICDR Y&I Program, Harvard Law School, 2016; Faculty, New England ADR & the Law 2016 and Author, "Basic Planning for International Arbitration and Emerging Practices" (MCLE, 2016); Moderator, "Best Practices in Arbitration: The Role of the Arbitrator," Dispute Resolution Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2016; Moderator, "International Arbitration: Hot Topics and Smart Contract Terms," New England Legal Foundation, 2015.

Jonathan W. Fitch is managing partner of Fitch Law Partners LLP, a Boston based, 22 lawyer litigation boutique recognized as a Best Law Firm in America.