Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) Announces New Leadership

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The Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) announced today the appointments of new leadership including Sarah Reynolds as CEO, Paul Cohen as President and Paul Eric Mason as Director General.

The Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) announced today the appointments of new leadership including Sarah Reynolds as CEO, Paul Cohen as President and Paul Eric Mason as Director General. Sarah Reynolds is a Managing Partner at Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP in Chicago. Paul Cohen heads the international group at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers in London and Paul Eric Mason is an independent arbitrator and mediator affiliated with the major arbitral institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US. Anji Foster was also re-appointed as Treasurer and Teresa Garcia-Reyes was appointed as Secretary. Anji is principal owner of the of the Law Office of Angela Foster and Teresa Garcia-Reyes is VP, Litigation for Baker Hughes, a GE company.

We are so thankful for the leadership that our outgoing CEO Les Schiefelbein and President Chris Compton provided to SVAMC and its members. “Les and Chris have built something really special with SVAMC. It’s such an honor to be entrusted with moving SVAMC and their legacy forward. I am so grateful for Les and Chris’ continued input in their roles as board members,” said new SVAMC CEO, Sarah Reynolds.

Paul Cohen, SVAMC President added, "SVAMC's founders have created an organization of which they can be justly proud. We will strive to honor their vision and build on their (considerable) achievements in bringing technology dispute resolution to prominence." Director General, Paul Mason remarked, "we look forward to continuing SVAMC's excellent work in cooperation with arbitral institutions worldwide and expanding SVAMC's international presence." Both Les and Chris will continue to serve SVAMC on the Board and through other initiatives.

Additional leadership appointments include Jonathan Fitch and Patricia Shaughnessy as new directors, in addition to re-electing Bill Baker, Alex Blumrosen, Paul Cohen, Michael Diamant, Sandy Jeskie, Sherman Kahn, Jim Madison, Paul Mason, Claire Morel de Westgaver, Sarah Reynolds, Neil Smith and Gary Benton to an additional two-year term. Les Schiefelbein, Chris Compton and Gary Benton were re-appointed as Board Vice Chairs and Board Chair, respectively, for another year. The Board also expressed thanks to retiring director Susan Nycum.

About Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center:
SVAMC is a non-profit serving the global technology sector through educational programming and related activities. SVAMC works with leading technology companies, law firms, ADR institutions and universities in Silicon Valley and around the globe to promote effective and efficient resolution of technology-related business disputes. Visit http://www.svamc.org for additional information or contact us at info@svamc.org.

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