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Member Profile: Bruce W. Belding

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Arbitrator - Domestic & International
One Sansome Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Tel: (415) 331-1586
Fax: (415) 331-9334

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Bruce W. Belding regularly travels out of state to New York

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Bruce W. Belding has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Bruce Belding has been a fulltime arbitrator since 1997, and has arbitrated over 400 large complex commercial, business, corporate and contract disputes, including:

Mortgage lending and mortgage insurance; construction and operation of solar energy plant; valuation/pricing of petroleum coke;valuation of a chemical business;fair market rental valuation of Silicon Valley commercial and business premises; management and operation of a resort; operation and management of a limited liability company;venture capital investments; investors v. operators of hedge fund; FDA drug approval; medical device invention and licensing; D&O insurance coverage and liability; corporate mergers and acquisitions (technology, medical services, sale of a division); intellectual property and trade secrets cases; accounting treatment of items under GAAP; franchise disputes (incl. ethnic food, deli, drive-up photo processing); employment termination; licensing agreements; breach of contract, fraud and fiduciary duty claims; law firm and partners' disputes; distribution/distributor agreements; securities disputes (incl. hedge funds, derivatives, alleged mismanagement by investment advisor, unsuitable recommendations, breach of fiduciary duty, etc.); partnership, limited liability entity and and shareholder disputes.

Bruce is a member of the AAA Large Complex Commercial Case Panel and the AAA's International Centre for Dispute Resolution International Panel and has served as Arbitrator and Panel Chair on many such cases.

In 1990, Bruce Belding received the AAA Distinguished Service Award for Responsible Use of ADR in Commercial Disputes. He is a Contributing Author to the College of Commercial Arbitrators' "Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration" (Juris Publ., 2006 and 2d edition, 2010). While serving as President, the College of Commercial Arbitrators convened a Summit on Business-to-Business Arbitration in Washington, D.C. focusing on protocols to reduce costs and delay in commercial arbitration.


  • University of California at Berkeley (AB-1958);
  • Hastings College of Law (J.D. Order of the Coif 1963)

ADR Training:

  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, San Francisco, 9/02
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, San Francisco, 2/99
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Special Fellowship Course (International Commercial Arbitration), 1997
  • AAA LCCP Arbitrator Training, Prout's Neck, 9/97
  • The Commercial Way to Justice - An International Arbitration Conference, 1996<
  • Faculty, AAA Arbitration Training, San Francisco 1993, 1992
  • AAA Arbitrator II Advanced Case Management, 2002

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section)
  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (ADR/Arbitration Committee)
  • Fellow (President, 2009), College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


$450 per hour for hearing and study time.


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Bruce W. Belding is a member of our CA chapter, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California's premier roster of preeminent mediators and arbitrators. The CADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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