Gary Birnberg, Esq.

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Gary Birnberg, Esq. joins JAMS as a seasoned ADR professional, specializing in the resolution of a diverse array of commercial disputes including contractual, intellectual property, real estate/construction, insurance, maritime, financial transactions, and shareholder disputes. Mr. Birnberg has served as an international mediator, arbitrator or special master in hundreds of commercial disputes and is known for employing his legal acumen and business skills to quickly grasp the facts in complex cases. Mr. Birnberg is a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit and Appellate mediator admitted to the Bar in four U.S. states, including New York.

A member of dispute resolution panels of 10 institutions in Brazil, France, and United States, his practice is primarily focused on international disputes. An active participant in the global mediation community, Mr. Birnberg is a member and Secretary-Treasurer of the IBA Mediation Committee, a frequent speaker at conferences, university lecturer, competition judge and coach (including ICC, Vis, and CDRC) and advocate of expanded and innovative uses of mediation.

Mr. Birnberg dedicated more than 20 years to international management consulting and entrepreneurship, starting at the Paris office of the global consultancy Oliver Wyman. He has worked in more than 20 industries in 14 countries and has served as mediator or arbitrator in hundreds of commercial conflicts.

Mr. Birnberg is a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Brazil, fluent in English, French, and Portuguese with conversational capacity in Italian and Spanish. He frequently speaks and provides trainings on various areas of ADR, as he stays current on local and international issues to continue his growth and expertise as a neutral and to stay active within the legal community worldwide. 

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • 20 years of experience in international management consulting, spanning 14 countries and more than 20 industries
  • Experienced mediator and arbitrator in the resolution of high-value, complex, international cases in the areas of commercial contracts, construction, intellectual property, maritime, real estate transactions, investments, business, M&A, and private equity disputes
  • Settled hundreds of commercial disputes
  • Florida Supreme Court’s Civil (2010) and Appellate Mediator Certification (2012)

Representative Matters

  • Matters involving shareholder rights and valuation, including dissolutions, minority share valuations upon sale, disputes involving private equity transactions
  • Matters arising from corporate transactions, including M&A, in domestic and cross-border cases
  • Coordinating efforts, as a mediatory project manager, for a multinational, multidisciplinary team working on an international IPO valued at U.S. $130 million
  • Multi-party matters involving complex liability, including with maritime cases
  • Matters related to financial restructuring, involving major global banks
  • Family business disputes, including succession
  • Patent and Trademark infringement, including industrial design
  • Cross-border probate
  • Business restructuring: global aluminum producer
  • Contract disputes and additional work in aviation industry
  • Real estate development, construction, and finance
  • Insurance and reinsurance matters
  • Work in and related to the following additional industries/services: public transport PPP, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical administrative services, business travel management, film and entertainment, investments, consumer electronics, eyewear

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized in the List of Mediators of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (“CAM-CCBC”)
  • President, French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President, French-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
  • Secretary-Treasurer, International Bar Association Mediation Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, CBAR - Brazilian Arbitration Committee
  • Member, Florida Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member, International Bar Association and its Mediation Committee
  • Member, International Law Section, Florida Bar and its Mediation Committee
  • Member, Miami International Arbitration Society
  • Member, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Program
  • Judge, CDRC Vienna: IBA-VIAC Mediation and Negotiation Competition, 2016
  • Submissions Judge, CONIMA - CBAME, 2015-2016
  • Judge and Mediator, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) International Mediation Competition, 2016-2017
  • Member Local Organizing Committee, Global Pound Conference: Miami, 2016-2017

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New York

Presentations, Speaking Engagements, and Training

  • CAMRJ in association with CAMP (Paris Maritime Arbitration Chamber) Commercial Arbitration in Maritime Activities
  • Catholic University of São Paulo - Guest Lecturer : Mediation and International Business: New Practices in Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • CBMA - Commercial Mediation Training Course. Commercial Mediation in the USA
  • CCFB - Seminars in Mediation Advocacy, Mediation for Executives, and Advanced Mediation Workshop
  • CMAP – CCFB - Commercial Mediation Training Course
  • CONIMA (National Council of Arbitration and Mediation Institutions) - 2015 CBAME - Brazilian Convention for Business Arbitration and Mediation. Panelist: Opening Session and Mediation in Intellectual Property
  • Milton Campos Law School - The Role of Mediation in Brazilian Society
  • OAB-MG Bar Association of Minas Gerais: I Congress of Mediation and Conciliation: Mediation Advocacy: How Attorneys can Rise to the Challenge
  • Private Equity World Latin America 2015 - Panel: The Exit Debate - Corporate Acquisitions, Secondary Deals, and Non Traditional Paths

Background and Education

  • M.B.A., INSEAD, 1986
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

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