Mr. Robert M. Smith, Esq.
Law office of Robert M. Smith, Esq., San Francisco, CAL, United States
ADR Certified Designation : C. Arb & C. Med
BCICAC Panel(s) : International
Accounting Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Law - Development, Company Law, Competition Law, Conflict Law, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Law - Organizational Change, Defamation Law, Education Law, Employment Law, Employment Law - Benefits, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Estate Law, Estate Law - Trusts, Estate Law - Wills, Financial Services, Fine Art Law, Fine Art Law, General Civil Law, Government Law, Health Law, Hospitality Industry, Human Rights, Information Access Law, Information Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Life Science Law, Multi-Party Disputes, Negligence Law, Organizational Law, Partnership Disputes, Pension Law, Performing Arts Industry, Personal Injury Law, Printing Industry, Privacy Law, Product Liability Law, Professional Disputes, Professional Disputes - Negligence, Publishing Industry, Real Estate Law, Residential Property Assessment Law, Royalties Law, Sale of Goods Law, School Law, Shareholder Rights, Small Business Law, Strata Law, Technology Industry, Technology Industry, Trade Law, Trademark Law, Transportation Law, University Disputes, Vendor Law, Workplace Law
Robert M. Smith, Esq., has more than 20 years of commercial litigation and trial experience. He was responsible for overseas litigation worldwide at Bank of America. Subsequently, he had his own commercial litigation firm representing three dozen financial institutions. Prior to law school, Mr. Smith was a correspondent in the Washington Bureau of the New York Times.
Mr. Smith is a Barrister (Inner Temple, Lincoln’s Inn) in the UK. He is admitted to the Bars of California, New York, and the District of Columbia. He is fluent in French and German, and speaks intermediate Spanish.
Mr. Smith has commercial law experience that includes such matters as: high-tech lending, sexual harassment, computer license disputes, project finance, international letters of credit, construction disputes, insurance coverage, and personal injury.
|Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
Robert M. Smith has been an arbitrator and mediator for more than 20 years. He has mediated hundreds of complex matters in a wide range of subject areas and in many jurisdictions. He was Director of Mediation at CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) in London, as well as a Registered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator in the UK. He has lectured on ADR widely—at the Law Faculty of Oxford University, the United Nations in Turin, Nairobi, Warsaw, Dublin, Singapore, and Amsterdam. He is the author of ADR for Financial Institutions (West Group, 2d ed. 1998, 1200 pp.).
Mr. Smith has completed more than 400 hours of mediation/arbitration training and teaching, including:
Mr. Smith’s mediation style depends on the wishes of the parties and counsel, and his sense of what is appropriate and likely to be effective.
Mr. Smith has more than 250 references from law firms and corporate and government law departments on five continents. For more representative matters, expanded biography, references and testimonials, please see www.robertmsmith.com
|Professional and Other Activities
Mr. Smith serves, or has served, as a mediator or arbitrator on the following panels:
Mr. Smith has been elected a Fellow of:
JD, Yale Law School (Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal)
Last Updated Friday 31st May 2013