Mr. Gary Benton
C.Arb, FCIArb, FCollArb
Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator with expertise in international business, corporate investment, high tech, telecom, life sciences and emerging growth matters. His practice is focused on venture investment, technology development, distribution, licensing, infringement (trade secret, copyright and patent), DeFi/cryto and cybersecurity disputes. He has handled hundreds of cases around the world and serves on the panels of the leading international arbitral institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.
In addition to his arbitration practice, Gary is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University.
Gary is the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), a non-profit educational foundation based in Palo Alto, California, that provides educational resources to the global technology sector. SVAMC.org. He is also the founder and lead of CalArb.org.
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.
Gary is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a Fellow and board member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), an Academy Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), and a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Advisory Board, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and many other 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 proceedings seated worldwide, both in person and by videoconference.