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Thomas D. Halket (U.S.A)

Thomas D. Halket, FCIArb, C. Arb, is an Attorney, Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator and Law Professor based in New York.

EDUCATION AND STATES ADMITTED
Education – Columbia University School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Writing and Research Editor, THE COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B. and S.M. (Physics), Sigma Xi); Research Fellowship, Harvard University Observatory.
States admitted –New York and Massachusetts.

PRACTICE
Thomas Halket has over 30 years’ ADR experience as neutral or counsel in international and domestic complex commercial arbitrations and mediations. Extensive experience arbitrating (as chair, sole, or panel member) or mediating disputes involving a wide variety of international and domestic matters including licensing and intellectual property, banking and securities, corporate matters and commercial transactions. Industries involved include computers and e-commerce, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and biotech, medical equipment and health care, defense, aviation and transportation, finance and banking, heavy equipment, home products, fashion and consumer electronics. Amounts in controversy have exceeded $1,000,000,000.

Representative matters have included disputes (listed alphabetically by subject) involving:

Commercial technology and intellectual property (of all types) in chemical and chemical equipment (international and domestic – sole member or mediator),

Computer software, hardware and internet (international and domestic –chair, sole member, party appointed member, member, mediator or counsel),

Consumer electronics (international and domestic – sole member or mediator),

Fashion or home products (international and domestic – chair, sole member or counsel),

Financial business methods (domestic – chair), industrial equipment (international – sole member),

Pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices (international and domestic – chair, sole member, party appointed member and counsel) telecommunications (international and domestic – chair, sole member or counsel),
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities and finance in banking, securities and finance businesses, biotech, electronics and commercial and military aviation (international and domestic –chair, sole member, member or counsel),

Products liability, supply train and other commercial transactions in a wide variety of industries (international and domestic – chair, sole member, member, mediator or counsel).

PANELS AND OTHER SERVICE
Service has included membership on the panels of arbitrators and mediators of the American Arbitration Association (including the commercial, large complex, large complex technology and IP and international panels), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), the World Intellectual Property Organization (including arbitration and domain name panels) (Geneva), the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (domain name panel). Service as an Arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce. Member of Arbitral Appointments Committee of the Scottish Arbitration Centre (Edinburgh).

Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, Member of “Tech List” (Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center), Member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, GAR listed arbitrator, Member of the International Arbitration Club of New York, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (London), Member of the London Court of International Arbitration and Member of the USCIB Arbitration Committee.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Domestic and international general corporate and commercial experience specializing in technology and intellectual property (IP) matters and the representation of high technology companies.

Corporate experience – includes corporate, securities and business counseling, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, public and private (early and late stage) debt and equity financings and domestic and international commercial transactions (approximately 35% of practice).

Commercial technology practice – includes software licensing, equipment and hardware transactions, internet and e-commerce transactions, biotech and medical device matters, design and development contracts, outsourcing, government contracts, supply chain and other commercial matters (35% of practice).

IP practice – includes IP licensing and other contracting, IP counseling and the management of IP litigation in patents and trade secrets (principally technology and business method), copyrights (principally information technology and design and other visual arts) and trademarks (for various industries) (30% of practice).

International experience – includes transactions in many European countries, South Africa, Israel, South America, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Korea and other countries in the Far East.

Significant clients – have included small and large technology companies (including computers (buy and sell sides), internet, electronics, telecommunications, medical equipment and biotechnology), financial institutions (including private equity, venture capital, commercial and investment banks and accounting firms) and various consumer product and basic industrial companies (including fashion, cosmetics, consumer electronics, defense and aviation, chemicals and materials sciences).

SELECTED BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Principal of Halket Chambers (for ADR work) and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law (Subjects taught include International Arbitration, Commercial Technology, Intellectual Property Licensing, Transactional Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law).

Previously, Partner at Halket Weitz LLP and Associate Member of Chambers, Tanfield Chambers (London) (for arbitration matters only), Prior to that, Partner in charge of the Commercial Technology Practice in the New York Office and Member of the Commercial Technology, Life Sciences, Private Equity and General Corporate Groups of Bingham McCutchen LLP and before that Partner and Co-Chair of the Technology and the Emerging Company Group and Member of the General Corporate Group of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
President, past Deputy President, past Vice President, past member of the Board of Management, past Chair of the New York Branch, past Chair of the Panels Management Group, past Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, past Chairman of the Practice and Standards Committee, past Chairman of the New York Chapter, past Chairman of the Technology Subcommittee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. CIArb representative to UNCITRAL Working Group sessions.
Past Chair of the Technology Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator Judge at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.
Consultant to the Task Force on New York Law in International Matters (of the New York State Bar Association).
Past member of Task Force on IT in Arbitration of the ICC Commission on Arbitration.
Past Chairman of the Section of Science and Technology of the American Bar Association, of the ABA’s Division on Ventures and Enterprise and of the ABA’s Aerospace Law Division.
Member of the International Commercial Disputes Committee, past member of the International Legal Practice Committee and past Chairman of the Subcommittee on Software and the Uniform Commercial Code of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

SELECTED CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Past Chairman of Board and past President of the M.I.T. Club of New York; Past Member of the Board of Directors of the M.I.T. Alumni Association; Past member of the Board of Directors of the M.I.T. Enterprise Forum of NYC; M.I.T. Venture Mentor.
Past President and past Chairman of the Board of the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York. Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Saint George’s Society of the State of New York.

A full list of Thomas Halket’s selected publications and selected speeches -. and his detailed CV – can be obtained by contacting him direct.

Contact:
Thomas D. Halket
1214 West Boston Post Road, N277, Mamaroneck, New York 10543
(914) 833-2681
thalket@halketchambers.com