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Arbitrator & Mediator

Stephen S. Strick is an Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist with over thirty years of experience as an international and domestic arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Strick has served as Chair, sole arbitrator, or panel member on over two hundred and fifty Commercial, Domestic and International arbitrations in fields that include technology, media, licensing, FCC matters, sports, healthcare and other industries. His professional practice is exclusively devoted to dispute resolution.

Mr. Strick currently serves on the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators, its Commercial Panel, Large, Complex Case Panel, Federal Communications Panel, Panel of Mediators, the ICDR International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

He also serves as a neutral arbitrator on the International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, FedArb, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's Panel of Arbitrators and its Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes, the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) International Panel of Neutral Arbitrators, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

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ADR Experience

Served as a neutral on numerous arbitration cases since 1982. Member of the ICDR International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, AAA’s Commercial, Large/Complex Case, FCC and Mediation Panels, International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals, Member – International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Independent Film & Television Alliance International Panel of Neutral Arbitrators, and National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Work History

  • International/US Arbitration & Mediation Chambers, 2001-present

  • Dynacs, Inc. (and predecessor companies), CEO and General Counsel, 1994-2001

  • Art & Commerce, LLC, Senior Vice President Business Affairs and General Counsel, 1989-94

  • DEG/Dino DeLaurentis Corp., Key Senior Executive, Production, Financing and Distribution of Motion Picture and Television Programming, 1982-89

  • HBO, Business Affairs, 1980-82

  • Loeb & Loeb (predecessor firm) Attorney, 1977-80

  • United Artists Corporation, Attorney, Business Affairs, 1975-77


  • Information Technology

  • Software Engineering & Programming

  • Applied Technology

  • Intellectual Property including Patent/Patent Prosecution, Trademark Protection and Copyright Issues

  • Motion Picture, Television & Web Production, Financing, and Distribution

  • Sports: Cable & Broadcasting Licensing

  • Telecom: Web, Cable & Satellite Delivered Content

Professional Associations

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow, Currently serves as Member – CCA Board of Directors. Formerly Served on Executive Committee. Co-Chair CCA Outreach Diversity Committee 2012-14 – CCA Branding and Image/International Committees 2014-2016).

  • Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Voting Member-Executive Branch).

  • The Bar Association of the City of New York.

  • American Bar Association (ADR Section).

  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration.

  • ICC/U.S. Council for International Business.

  • The International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals.

  • Independent Film & Television Alliance International Panel of Neutral Arbitrators.

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Judge - Vis Moot Competition Vienna, 2018-2019

  • Judge – Vis Moot Competition Hong Kong, 2017.

  • Faculty Member, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Advanced Arbitration Academy, Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2016.

  • Guest Speaker – Practicing Law Institute, 2016.

  • Guest Lecturer/Faculty, Stanford Law School, 2015.

  • Judge/Arbitrator in the Annual ICDR Practice Moot Competition Programs.

  • CCA Diversity Panel Discussion Moderator – CCA Annual Meeting.

  • Media and Entertainment Panel Moderator, College of Commercial Arbitrators 2014 Annual Meeting.


Mr. Strick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Stanford University. He received a Juris Doctorate from The University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, and a Master of Arts degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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