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May 1, 2024

Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., FCIArb, FCCA, CEDS

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Jeffrey Benz, Esq., FCIArb, CEDS, FCCA, is a dual-qualified U.S. attorney (California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York) and English barrister, as well as a sought-after ADR professional based in London and Los Angeles. Following a career as a litigator with a large international law firm, Mr. Benz worked in-house at global sports, entertainment and technology entities, including in executive leadership positions.

Mr. Benz brings this well-rounded perspective to his ADR role. Since 2001, he has mediated and arbitrated nearly 1,000 complex, domestic and cross-border disputes. Mr. Benz is known for his creativity and brings the high-energy and unflagging persistence of a former competitive athlete to drive resolutions.

As an arbitrator, Mr. Benz shapes the process with an eye for efficiency and fairness. Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar shared that he is “‘widely recognized for his first-rate arbitration practice’ and clients note he is ‘in a class of his own’ when it comes to complex sports disciplinary disputes.” A U.S. media outlet referred to him as “a titan of sports law” in 2022.

In 2016, the BBC noted that Mr. Benz is “widely regarded as amongst the most experienced judges” in world of sport. He has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year for arbitration in Los Angeles and as one of the Best Lawyers in America (Best Lawyers, 2021-2023). Mr. Benz was a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Ad Hoc Division at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 310-309-6202


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