As a litigator for more than four decades and a JAMS neutral since 2010, Alexander (“Lex”) Brainerd has had extensive experience with arbitrations. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Brainerd represented clients in numerous arbitrations concerning a broad range of subjects including patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract and professional malpractice. Since joining JAMS, Mr. Brainerd has served as an arbitrator on matters involving a diverse range of subjects such as breach of technology licensing agreements, improper reverse engineering of software, legal malpractice and a dispute concerning the division of a substantial amount of legal fees. Mr. Brainerd has also served on numerous international arbitration panels.
Mr. Brainerd’s extensive experience as both an advocate and an arbitrator, makes him uniquely qualified to serve as an arbitrator. He understands the issues and problems associated with presenting a case in an arbitration and he also understands and appreciates how to move an arbitration forward in an expeditious and fair manner. His extensive experience as a trial lawyer allows him to quickly understand and master complex facts, which further enhances his ability to manage complex arbitrations in an efficient and effective manner.
- Arbitrated a dispute involving an alleged breach of a franchise agreement.
- Arbitrated a breach of contract dispute arising from a failed solar energy business in Israel.
- Arbitrated a dispute between a condominium owner and a homeowners’ association.
- Arbitrated a breach of contract case arising from the sale of semi-conductor equipment.
- Arbitrated an attorney malpractice case arising from the trial of a patent infringement case.
- Arbitrated a contract dispute arising from a patent license agreement.
- Arbitrated a breach of contract case arising from an agreement for the joint development of software to implement the wireless transmission of voice and data.
- Arbitrated a dispute over the improper reveres engineering of source code.
- Arbitrated an ICC matter of a contract dispute concerning the transfer of source code and related technology for use in on-line banking.
- Arbitrated a dispute between two law firms over the division of a very large contingency fee.