M. Scott Donahey

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

Position:  Independent Arbitrator and Mediator.  Palo Alto, California
Education:  B.A. Stanford University, M.A. The Johns Hopkins University, J.D. Santa Clara University
ADR Experience: Full time arbitrator and mediator. Panelist with WIPO, AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and numerous other regional and international panels.
General Experience: Complex commercial, international, and IP litigation. Admitted to practice in Arizona, California, and Illinois.
Government Experience: Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; Mediator for the First District Court of Appeals, State of California.
Teaching Experience: Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law, “Law and Technology” and “International Dispute Resolution;” Golden Gate University School of Law, “International Dispute Resolution;” World Intellectual Property Organization, Workshop for Arbitrators, Workshop for Domain Name Disputes.
Specific Expertise: Complex commercial and technology disputes, including joint ventures, licensing, Internet related matters, biotechnology, computer hardware and software, pharma, and domain names. The law of patents, trademark and copyright. International disputes.
Publications: Numerous articles on ADR. Chapters on “International Arbitration,” “Unique Problems Posed by Intellectual Property Disputes,” and “International Mediation and Conciliation” in The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (published by the West Group).
Additional Resource:  Web Site