Webinar: Unconscious Bias in ADR
January 9, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Special low price! 1 Hour MCLE; 1 Recognition and Elimination of Bias
This program will address key bias and ethical rules and governing principles in both settlement and arbitration.
Non-Member Price: $55.00
Member Price: $25.00
Theo Cheng is an independent, full-time mediator and arbitrator, focusing on commercial, intellectual property, entertainment, technology, and employment disputes. Among other rosters, he is a member of Resolute Systems’ Commercial and Employment panels of arbitrators and mediators, the Commercial and Employment arbitration and mediation rosters of the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the CPR Institute. He was also appointed to the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s List of Arbitrators and Mediators and the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. In 2019, he was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and in 2022, he was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Commercial Arbitrators.
Theo has conducted over 600 arbitrations and mediations involving commercial and business disputes, breach of contract and negligence actions, trade secret theft, employment discrimination claims, wage-and-hour disputes, and intellectual property infringement contentions. The New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section presented Theo with the 2020 James B. Boskey ADR Practitioner of the Year Award, and the National Law Journal named him a 2017 ADR Champion. He was also voted in the Top 3 of the 2022 Best Individual Arbitrators by the readers of the New York Law Journal and the 2021 Best Mediator/Arbitrator by the readers of the New Jersey Law Journal.
Diana Kruze is a full-time mediator, arbitrator, and discovery referee with Judicate West, focusing on business, intellectual property, and health care cases. Diana has presided over more than 200 arbitrations, and has successfully resolved both small business matters and multi-million-dollar technology cases around the world.
Prior to becoming a neutral, Diana was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster, where she tried and settled complex disputes in everything from patent cases to adoption disputes. She was then appointed as a full-time judicial officer with the California Superior Court, where she presided over civil cases, the restraining order calendar, and discovery matters. As a former judicial officer, Diana has hands-on experience helping parties resolve their disputes and crafting well-reasoned legal opinions after careful consideration of all arguments and the governing law.
Diana is a San Francisco native and mother of three young children, two dogs, five chickens and a hamster named Boba. She loves fishing, boxing, dollhouses, losing money playing Poker, and binge-watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the Wire.