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Fred G. Bennett, Arbitrator, Los Angeles, California.

Fred G. Bennett

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
865 S. Figueroa St 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Tel: (213) 443-3120
Cell: 310 500 5632
Fax: (213) 443-3100
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Fred Bennett has broad experience in many types of business litigation, with particular emphasis on international and commercial arbitration, complex technical disputes, satellite and aerospace disputes, intellectual property claims involving technical matters, complex construction disputes and legal malpractice defense. He has either tried or arbitrated as lead counsel over 25 major disputes to verdict or award.

Mr. Bennett has over 30 years experience as an advocate and arbitrator in international and domestic arbitration. For 14 years, he served as Global Chair of the firm's arbitration practice, and currently serves as the Global Vice Chair of the International Practice and U.S. Chair of the firm's arbitration practice. Mr. Bennett was the head of the worldwide ADR practice group at his former firm, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

As an advocate, Mr. Bennett has arbitrated, internationally and domestically, complex technical and business disputes in almost every area of business endeavor.  Mr. Bennett's experience in complex contractual disputes includes disputes arising from architectural engineering and construction; contracts relating to the oil and gas industry; contracts involving commercial and residential real estate projects; manufacturing contracts; patent and IP licensing contracts; complex insurance coverage disputes;  and distributorship contracts and partnership agreements.

As an arbitrator, Mr. Bennett is a member of the AAA's national Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the Board, and the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee. He has presided over numerous arbitration proceedings for the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association.  He sits on the AAA's Large Complex Case Panels for commercial and construction disputes, and the ICDR panel for international disputes.  He orchestrated and for many years was the Chairman of the AAA's continuing education program for LCCP arbitrators in Southern California.  He also serves as a member of the U.S. National Committee responsible for administrating ICC arbitration work within the United States, and is currently Chairman of its Southwest Subcommittee. He is a U.S. representative on the ICC Commission.

Case Experience

  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Franchise
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition


  • Honors B.A. degree, University of Utah, 1970
  • J.D. degree, UCLA Law School, 1973

Rates Information

$850 per hour

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