Skip to main content
JAMS Los Angeles

JAMS Neutral Jeffrey G. Benz Esq. Appointed to the CAS 2018 FIFA World Cup Arbitration Panel

JAMS Neutral selected to appear on the CAS 2018 FIFA World Cup Arbitration Panel

Panelist News

Los Angeles, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that neutral Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., CEDS has been selected to appear on the list of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Ad Hoc Division for the FIFA World Cup 2018, which takes place in Russia this month. Benz will be on call for an arbitral panel should any disputes arise during what is the largest and most lucrative sporting event in the world. 

Benz joined JAMS in 2016 as a mediator, arbitrator and special master after a career serving on numerous specialty ADR panels for international, sports, technology and entertainment claims. His sports and entertainment background includes five years as General Counsel of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He has arbitrated more than 200 doping and sports discipline and qualification claims, including reporting to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for domestic decisions in USADA v Bruyneel, which was the only arbitrated case in relation to Lance Armstrong.  In addition, in 2016 Mr. Benz served on an appeal panel under the Court of Arbitration for Sport that ruled in an arbitration related to tennis star Maria Sharapova. 

I am honored to serve for CAS in this capacity. Ensuring that athletes and organizations have an efficient and fair process for resolving disputes is something that I am passionate about and I look forward to being a part of the arbitration panel in support of the World Cup and its athletes.

-Jeffrey G. Benz (Esq.), JAMS Neutral

About JAMS
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267. More information is available at and you can connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Featured People

Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., FCIArb, FCollArb, CEDS
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Telecommunications

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

Scroll to top