Raymond G. Bender
1200 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
• Dow Lohnes PLLC, Washington DC, Associate Attorney: 1975-1981; Member Attorney: 1981-2009. Served in various membership capacities, including on Board of Partners and Executive Committee; Co-Head of Telecommunications Practice Group; and Chairman of Professional Development Committee.
• Law Clerk to Hon. James R. Durfee, Judge, United States Court of Claims (now U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), Washington DC, 1973-1975.
• Adjunct Professor, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The
Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, teaching International Telecommunications, 1998-2005.
American Bar Association – Member Dispute Resolution Section, Arbitration Committee; Federal Communications Bar Association; Society of Satellite Professionals International; Washington Space Business Roundtable; Washington Foreign Law Society; Faculty of the International Law Institute, Washington DC.
AAA panels for Washington DC, Technology, and Large Complex Cases; International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) panel of international arbitrators; International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) panels for Washington DC, Technology and Cross-Border Disputes; Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center’s List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.
Served as sole arbitrator, panel member, and Chair in wide variety of commercial arbitrations since 2005 to the present. Subject areas include general commercial/contract disputes, large complex cases, and various high-tech industry disputes, such as the following:
• Domestic AAA intellectual property arbitration between Fortune 100 companies involving patent and trademark licensing disputes in the biotechnology field.
• International ICDR arbitration involving a satellite industry dispute between U.S. and European companies.
• Domestic ad hoc arbitration (conducted under AAA rules) involving a breach of contract dispute between wireless telecommunications companies.
• International ICDR arbitration involving breach of contract disputes between U.S. and European aerospace firms.
• Domestic AAA arbitration involving performance disputes relating to an agreement for purchase of goods and services.
• International ICDR arbitration involving patent licensing disputes between U.S. and European pharmaceutical companies.
• Domestic AAA arbitration involving software development and licensing dispute in the education sector.
• International ICC arbitration involving hardware/software contractual dispute in the information technology (IT) sector.
• International ICDR arbitration involving commercial contract dispute in the pharmaceutical and telecom sectors.
• Domestic CPR arbitration involving trademark licensing dispute in online services.
• International ICDR arbitration involving program licensing dispute in the transportation sector.
• Domestic ad hoc arbitration involving a contract dispute between U.S. companies in the energy and telecom sectors.
• International ICDR arbitration involving performance under a consulting agreement related to major overseas construction opportunities.
• Domestic AAA arbitration involving contract dispute over the provision of hospital supplies and services.
“Presenting Witness Testimony in U.S. Domestic Arbitration: Should Written Witness Statements Become the Norm?” AAA Dispute Resolution Journal (Vol. 69, No. 4, 2014); “Just and Accurate: Confronting Limited Appeal Rights in Arbitration,” CPR Alternatives, Jul./Aug. 2012; “Three Practical Steps to Avoid an Erroneous Arbitration Award,” CPR Alternatives, Sept. 2012; “Arbitration---An Ideal Way to Resolve High-Tech Industry Disputes,” AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, Nov. 2010-Jan. 2011; “Critical First Steps in Complex Commercial Arbitration: Appointing Qualified Arbitrators and Staging the Preliminary Conference,” AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, Feb.-Apr. 2009; “Conducting Satellite Industry Arbitrations Under the Watchful Eye of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations,” AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, Nov. 2006-Jan.2007; “International Arbitrator – Satellite Communications: Arbitrator Perspective,” LexisNexis book on International Arbitration. 2010; “International Arbitration is the Preferred Means of Resolving Satellite Industry Disputes,” ABA TIPS ADR Committee Newsletter, Spring 2011.