GARY L. BENTON is a U.S., U.K. and International Arbitrator with expertise in international business, private investment, technology and emerging growth matters.
Gary’s technology law career includes extensive experience litigating patent and other IP disputes, venture financing Silicon Valley tech startups, handling US and international M&A and IPOs, managing portfolios of international legal projects for Fortune 500 technology companies and serving as an Internet cloud security company General Counsel.
Gary is 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 Coudert Brothers LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco and Palo Alto.
He has handled hundreds of cases in his career and has substantial experience as a single, panel and presiding arbitrator. He is a member of the ICDR International Panel, the AAA Panel, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Panel, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Panel, has served on tribunals for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and has served as counsel on matters before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and various Asia-based institutions and in UNCITRAL proceedings.
Gary is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He is a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Advisory Board, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and other arbitral associations. He is peer-appointed to the SVAMC List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. In 2016, he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US.
He is qualified as a US lawyer and an English solicitor.