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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, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, 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, 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. 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

Fellow, College of Commercial 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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