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Amb. (r.) David Huebner, C.Arb


David Huebner has more than 25 years’ experience as an arbitrator and advocate in international, investment, and complex commercial arbitrations. He has particular expertise in technology and life sciences disputes but has handled matters across a wide range of industry sectors, legal issues, and geographic regions. Currently resident in California, he hears cases internationally and has in the past been based for extended periods in Tokyo, Shanghai, and New York.

His diverse professional background informs his approach to decision-making, process, and efficiency. In addition to practicing law at large firms, he has served as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, founding chief representative of a law office in China, chairman of an international law firm, chairman of the California Law Revision Commission, and adviser to a member of Japan’s National Diet.

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • Amb. Huebner has been appointed to the inaugural “Sino-US Joint Panel of Arbitrators” established by Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and JAMS to resolve cross-border technology and other IP disputes
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has conferred on Amb. Huebner the title of Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb), its highest qualification.
  • The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center has named Amb. Huebner to its “List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.”
  • On 7 November 2018, Amb. Huebner spoke on arbitration of technology disputes at a WIPO/SVAMC conference in Silicon Valley.
  • On 13 November 2018, Amb. Huebner delivered the 44th annual Alexander Lecture during the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Congress in Atlanta.
  • On 5 December 2018, Amb. Huebner will speak on conducting international arbitrations in California at the annual Institute for Corporate Counsel in Los Angeles.