van Ginkel, Eric

Eric van Ginkel

A consummate commercial attorney, mediator, and arbitrator, Eric van Ginkel also serves as an adjunct professor in alternative dispute resolution. He is a skilled negotiator with extensive experience in arbitration and litigation management, as well as managing complex international business transactions, distributorships and licensing, commercial real estate, financial transactions, and biotech co-development deals. His expertise in intellectual property law includes a specialty in high technology matters. Eric is fluent in English, Dutch, French, German, and proficient in Italian.

  • Mediator and Arbitrator at Eric van Ginkel LL.M. (2006-Present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law (Present)
  • Instructor of the “Mediating the Litigated Case” seminar offered by the Straus Institute
  • Professor at Mediation Centre of the Walisongo Islamic University, Semarang, Indonesia (2010)
  • Professor at the Law School of City University of Hong Kong (2007-2009)
  • Counsel to the international firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in its Los Angeles office (1999-2006)
  • LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (2003)
  • Graduate of the Harvard Project on Negotiations (1994)
  • J.D. at Columbia University School of Law (1969)
  • Meester in de Rechten (JD Equivalent) at Leiden University, The Netherlands (1964)
  • Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Board of the California Dispute Resolution Council
  • Arbitration and Mediation Committees (Co-Editor of the Mediation Newsletter)
  • Member of the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Orange County Bar Associations
  • Member of the Los Angeles & Orange County chapters of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and Federal Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Magazine and Law and Politics Media honor as one of a small group of “Super Lawyers” in Southern California in the “ADR Arbitrator/Mediator” category (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and in 2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney
Publications / Media
  • Interview with Bruce Patton on Mediation as a Profession and Difficult Conversations, 5 Tijdschrift Conflicthantering No. 6, pp. 5-11 (2010)
  • Court-Annexed ADR in Los Angeles County, in Georg Frerks et al., Ed., “PREVENTIEVE MEDIATION”, pp. 181-207 (Maklu 2010)
  • Dispute Resolution Boards: From Construction to Bio-Tech (with Kendall C. Reed), 21 CALIFORNIA LITIGATION #2, p.34 (2008)
  • Asserting an Anti-SLAPP Petition in Arbitration, DAILY JOURNAL, March 7, 2007
Speaking Engagements
  • The Scheduling Conference and the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence, Norton Rose, Hong Kong, November 2009
  • Recent Developments in US Arbitration Law, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong, November 2008
  • Mediation in Europe: an Update, SCMA Conference, Malibu, California, November 2007; California State Bar Section Education Institute, January 2008
  • Negotiating and Drafting ADR Clauses, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, September 2007
  • Ethics and ADR: What Happened to Zealous Representation?, 2007 Symposium of the Section Education Institute of the State Bar of California, Berkeley, California, January 2007
  • The Code of Ethics of the AAA/ABA and the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration; Other international practices, ICDR Conference, “Decision 2006 - Debates on Key Issues in International Arbitration”, Newport Beach, California , March 2006
  • Domestic Versus International Mediation and Arbitration in California, 2006 Symposium of the Section Education Institute of the State Bar of California, Santa Monica, California, February 2006

“Eric van Ginkel has a 40-year plus career in corporate, entertainment, and law firm environments. He is a trusted advisor, communicator, and legal strategist with outstanding organizational, cross-cultural, and interpersonal skills.”

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