Eric van Ginkel, LL.M. is a full-time arbitrator and mediator in California, and an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine Law School, where he teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution and Intvestor-State Disputes. From 1999 until March, 2006, he was Counsel with the Los Angeles office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
He is Co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Bar Association and former Senior Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IBA. He is an arbitrator and/or mediator for the ICC, ICDR, AAA, WIPO, ACICA, NAF and IMAC. In addition to intellectual property matters, he also has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, hi-tech joint ventures, and licensing and distribution agreements.
Mr. van Ginkel is a frequent speaker on ADR-related subjects. He has published articles, inter alia, in Mealey’s Arbitration Journal, The Journal of International Arbitration, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Journal, the IBA Newsletters for both the Arbitration and Mediation Committees, and The Negotiation Journal.
He holds Juris Doctor degrees (or equivalent) from the Law Faculty of Leiden University in the Netherlands, and Columbia University Law School in New York City. In addition, he holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University Law School in Malibu, California. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and German.