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Fred G. Bennett, Arbitrator, Los Angeles, California.

Fred G. Bennett

555 W 5th Street
32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: 310-459-2540
Cell: 310 500 5632
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Fred Bennett has broad experience in many types of business litigation, with particular emphasis on international and commercial arbitration, complex technical disputes, satellite and aerospace disputes, intellectual property claims involving technical matters, complex construction disputes and legal malpractice defense. He has either tried or arbitrated as lead counsel over 25 major disputes to verdict or award.

Mr. Bennett has over 30 years experience as an advocate and arbitrator in international and domestic arbitration. In August of 2019, Mr. Bennett joined JAMS.  For the prior 14 years, he served as Global Chair of the Quinn Emanuel's arbitration practice, and served as the Global Vice Chair of the International Practice and U.S. Chair of that firm's arbitration practice. Mr. Bennett was the head of the worldwide ADR practice group at his former firm, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

As an advocate, Mr. Bennett has arbitrated, internationally and domestically, complex technical and business disputes in almost every area of business endeavor.  Mr. Bennett's experience in complex contractual disputes includes disputes arising from architectural engineering and construction; contracts relating to the oil and gas industry; contracts involving commercial and residential real estate projects; manufacturing contracts; patent and IP licensing contracts; complex insurance coverage disputes;  and distributorship contracts and partnership agreements.

Case Experience

  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Franchise
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition


  • Honors B.A. degree, University of Utah, 1970
  • J.D. degree, UCLA Law School, 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

As an arbitrator, Mr. Bennett is a member of the AAA's national Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the Board, and the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee. He has presided over numerous arbitration proceedings for the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association. He sits on the AAA's Large Complex Case Panels for commercial and construction disputes, and the ICDR panel for international disputes. He orchestrated and for many years was the Chairman of the AAA's continuing education program for LCCP arbitrators in Southern California. He also serves as a member of the U.S. National Committee responsible for administrating ICC arbitration work within the United States, and is currently Chairman of its Southwest Subcommittee. He is a U.S. representative on the ICC Commission.

Rates Information

$850 per hour

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