Gary L. Benton

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Gary Benton Arbitration




US and International Arbitrator


Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator with expertise in international business, private investment, IP, technology and emerging growth matters. His practice is focused on international commercial disputes and technology development, distribution, licensing, infringement (trade secret, copyright and patent) and cybersecurity disputes. He has handled hundreds of cases around the world and serves on the panels of many of leading arbitral institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.


Gary is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University and lectures on arbitration law and practice. He is also the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC).


He was previously a partner with the leading international law firms Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Coudert Brothers LLP in San Francisco and Palo Alto.  As well, he served as Chief Legal Officer for a cloud and mobile cybersecurity company supporting US national security interests.


Gary is a Fellow and Board member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (FCollArb), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Assn (AIPLA), iTech Law, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Advisory Board, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and other tech law and arbitral associations. He was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US. He is also named to IAM 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.


He is qualified as a US lawyer and an English solicitor and serves in administered and ad hoc arbitration proceedings worldwide.


Gary L. Benton, FCIArb, FCollArb

US and International Arbitrator

Gary Benton Arbitration

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