Robert B. Davidson, Esq., FCIArb
is a full-time arbitrator and mediator, and the Executive Director of JAMS Arbitration Practice. He has sat in over 150 domestic and international arbitrations as sole arbitrator and as a member of tripartite panels in both institutional and ad hoc settings. Cases arbitrated have involved complex commercial and financial business issues, including contract actions, employment disputes, disputes involving APA and SPA agreements, construction, insurance and reinsurance claims, oil and gas disputes, securities, tax, real estate, intellectual property, and sports matters.
Mr. Davidson has also mediated numerous employment disputes involving executive and other terminations, executive contract disputes, disputes over bonuses or the computation of carried interests; disputes over the right to deferred compensation, stock options and the like.
Arbitrated employment claims brought by investment bankers involving claims to bonus and base compensation; claims by general counsel of dot.com company for loan forgiveness; claims of executives for wrongful termination and breach of contract; claims under ADEA, and Title VII; claim to contractual compensation to be computed pursuant to a formula related to loan origination and profitability brought by group employed by foreign bank; dispute between shareholders of closely-held company and terminated employee/shareholder in an action to compel buyout of terminated employee/shareholder's equity interest; dispute between software manufacturer and former shareholder/employee to enforce restrictive covenant.
Mediated numerous claims involving, among others, executive compensation (rights to bonus compensation, carried interests, or stock options); vesting disputes; whistleblower claims; ERISA disputes; ADEA and Title VII claims; FSLA claim involving the construction industry; dispute between an investment company and departing traders who left employer to form competing business in alleged violation of anti-solicitation clause in employment contracts; dispute between options traders and former employer over alleged breaches of non-compete and non-solicitation covenants; sexual discrimination claim brought by former broker against brokerage firm involving firm’s alleged failure to treat female broker comparably to male brokers; dispute between investment bank and former oversees employee over correct computation of tax equalization under employment contract; mediated disparate pay dispute between female investment banker and employer.