Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Chan, Thomas T. ADR Program Office, 213-894-299304/15/2016

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

PANEL MEDIATOR PERSONAL PROFILE

Name:Chan, Thomas T.
Address:1155 S. Grand Ave., Unit 419, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange, San Diego
Phone:213 842-2443
FAX:
E-Mail Address:
Website:
thinklaw@yahoo.com
California State Bar Number:129606
Firm Name:
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Admiralty * Antitrust * Business/Commercial Litigation * Civil Rights * Copyright/Trademark * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Environment * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith * Labor * Patent * Products Liability * Real Estate/Construction * Securities
Experience:Mediated and litigated (represented plaintiffs and defendants) numerous disputes in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, corporate, M&A, insurance coverage, contract, employment, admiralty, and product liability; authored design patent chapter of ABA Legal Guide to Fashion Law; speaker on intelletual property, joint venture and international law at Bolt Hall, Hass Business School, UCLA Law School,and UCLA Anderson Forecast, among others
Work History for the Past Five Years: Partner and Chair, Pacific Rim Practice Group, Fox Rothschild, 2011-2016; Managing Partner, Chan Law Group LLP, 1987-2011.
Education:University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI, 1976-1979.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, B.A. magna cum laude, Psychology, Mathematics, 1969-1973.
Dispute Resolution Training:Mediation Under the Spotlight: What you need to know and more, INTA, 2013; LASC Neutral Orientation Program, 2008; Mediating the Litigated Case (42 CLE hrs), Pepperdine University School of Law and the California Academy of Mediation professionals, 2003-4
Dispute Resolution Experience:Togar Sibuea v. Sakura Buffet;
Vivian Wu v. Rich ON, Inc.;
Hanwha Solarone Hong Kong Limited v. Hoku Corporation;
Victoria Baciu v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.;
Tow Umbrella Industry Company v. Pacific Apparel LLC
Min Chin Kim v. Morris Lee, et. al.
Professional Licenses:California Bar.
Professional Memberships:WIPO (Mediator of Arbitration and Mediation Center),INTA (Member of Neutrals Panel), LAIPLA, OCIPLA, APABA, SCCLA.
Other:I have dual U.S. and China citizenship and I am fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese which enables me to communicate directly with the non-English speaking parties in successfully resolving their disputes. I lived and worked in Hong Kong, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, and Israel, and studied German in Germany, which helps me in tackling impediments from cultural biases when mediating.