Gary Benton

Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator with expertise in international business, private investment, technology and emerging growth matters. He has handled hundreds of cases around the world in the course of his career and serves on the panels of the leading international arbitral institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition to his arbitral practice, he is on the Adjunct Faculty of Santa Clara University and teaches international commercial arbitration.

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 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Coudert Brothers LLP in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Gary is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (FCCA), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Advisory Board, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and other arbitral associations. In 2016, he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US. In 2017, he was 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 worldwide.