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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. Stephen has served as Chair, sole arbitrator, or panel member on over three hundred and fifty Domestic and International commercial arbitrations in fields that include technology, media, IP, licensing, FCC matters, sports, healthcare and other industries. His professional practice is exclusively devoted to dispute resolution.

Stephen 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 all major institutional providers of ADR services including the International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Federal Arbitration (FedArb), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's Panel of Arbitrators and its Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes, the Korean Arbitration Board - Panel of International Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration - User's Council, the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) International Panel of Neutral Arbitrators, the


Philippines Dispute Resolution Center Inc., and is a

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of  Arbitrators, the College of Commercial Arbitrators,   the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

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ADR Experience

Served as a neutral on numerous arbitration cases since 1982. Listed on all major institutional providers of ADR services including 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-Cerulean Digital-- 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 and Applied Technology

  • Software Engineering & Programming

  • 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

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators 

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators 

Fellow, Australian Centre for International         Commercial Arbitration

American Arbitration Association

International Center for Dispute Resolution

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

  Panels of Arbitrators and Intellectual

  Property Disputes

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board Panel of   International Arbitrators

International Arbitration Institute

GAR Listed Arbitrator


CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Juris Arbitration Law

International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,   Executive Branch

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Concluding Lecture/Faculty PDRCI 25th CATS, 2023

  • 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 Law, San Francisco and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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