Richard Chernick

Member Profile - The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)

Position:  Vice President and Managing Director, JAMS Arbitration Practice.  Los Angeles, CA, USA
Education:  A.B. UCLA 1967, J.D. USC Law School, 1970
ADR Experience: Full time arbitrator and mediator for 12 years
Arbitration Achievments: Conducted more than 700 commercial, entertainment and employment arbitrations as sole arbitrator or as part of tripartite panel; significant number of international arbitrations under ICC, AAA, Uncitral and other rules.
General Experience: Associate and Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 1971-1994 (general commercial trial practice with emphasis on international and domestic arbitration)
Judicial Experience: Judicial Clerk, Chief Justice of California, 1970-1971; judge pro tem, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1980-1994.
Publications: Co-author, "California Practice Guide, Alternate Dispute Resolution" (West, 2002); Co-editor, "Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation" (Juris, 2002); Chapter Author, "California Practice Guide, Employment Law" (ADR and Settlement) (West, 2001)
Areas of Expertise: Arbitration and mediation of complex business, financial, real property, technology, intellectual property, entertainment, employment and insurance disputes; dispute resolution consulting on clause drafting, dispute system design.