Raymond G. Bender, Esq. is a full-time Commercial Arbitrator serving in domestic and international cases, including those involving complex commercial disputes. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Commercial Arbitrators, including for Washington, D.C.,New York, Technology and Large, Complex Cases; the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutral Arbitrators for Washington D.C., Technology, and Cross-Border (i.e., International) disputes; the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Arbitrators’ Panel and Aviation, Aerospace and National Security Panel; and the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s (SVAMC) List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. Mr. Bender also is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He brings to his alternate dispute resolution (ADR) practice an extensive background and experience of nearly 35 years as a practicing attorney at Dow Lohnes PLLC, Washington DC., where he represented a diverse clientele on a wide range of legal issues as counselor, commercial lawyer, litigator and business advisor.
Specializing in the Resolution of Domestic
and International Commercial Disputes
Recent Arbitration Engagements
Ray Bender serves as an Arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes, including those involving complex business-to-business controversies. Arbitral appointments as sole Arbitrator, tribunal Chair or tribunal member have included the following:
Domestic AAA telecom sector arbitration involving applicability of contract’s force majeure provisions.
International ICC arbitration involving sufficiency of license fees paid under software licensing agreement.
Domestic AAA arbitration involving spectrum sharing issues in the telecom sector.
International ICDR arbitration involving service issues in the satellite industry.
Domestic AAA arbitration involving data compensation claim under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
Domestic AAA intellectual property arbitration between Fortune 100 companies involving patent and trademark licensing disputes in the biotechnology field.
International ICDR arbitration involving a satellite industry dispute between U.S. and European companies.
Domestic ad hoc arbitration (conducted under AAA rules) involving a breach of contract dispute between wireless telecommunications companies.
International ICDR arbitration involving breach of contract disputes between U.S. and European aerospace firms.
Domestic AAA arbitration involving performance disputes relating to an agreement for purchase of goods and services.
International ICDR arbitration involving patent licensing disputes between U.S. and European pharmaceutical companies.
Domestic AAA arbitration involving software development and licensing dispute in the education sector.
International ICC arbitration involving hardware/software contractual dispute in the information technology (IT) sector.
International ICDR arbitration involving commercial contract dispute in the pharmaceutical and telecom sectors.
Domestic CPR arbitration involving trademark licensing dispute in on-line services.
International ICDR arbitration involving program licensing dispute in the transportation sector.
Domestic ad hoc arbitration involving a contract dispute between U.S. companies in the energy and telecom sectors.
International ICDR arbitration involving performance under a consulting agreement related to major overseas construction opportunities.
Domestic AAA arbitration involving a contract performance dispute over the provision of hospital supplies and services.
As a Commercial Arbitrator, Mr. Bender draws on considerable expertise derived from his long tenure as a practicing lawyer, including:
Broad Commercial Experience - corporate, commercial and financial transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of varied businesses; joint ventures; commercial contracts; procurement of sophisticated hardware, software, services and intellectual property; government oversight of regulated industries; and other legal and commercial endeavors.
Technology-Based Practice - particular expertise in legal issues affecting high-tech businesses, including aerospace and satellites, fixed and mobile telecommunications systems, Internet and broadband communications, computer hardware and software, intellectual property, media and other technologies. Broad experience in various other industry sectors as well. He has also served as Arbitrator in high-tech disputes involving pharma, medical devices, agribusiness, and other high-tech sectors.
Skilled Litigator - experienced litigator in proceedings before courts and administrative agencies. Performed internal business investigations in anticipation of or response to governmental investigations.
Negotiator - negotiated commercial contracts, business transactions, and dispute settlements throughout career as an attorney-advocate.
International Background - Extensive involvement in a wide array of international legal projects.