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Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., Appointed as Arbitrator for CAS’ Ad Hoc Division for Olympic Winter Games

Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., Appointed as Arbitrator for CAS’ Ad Hoc Division for Olympic Winter Games

Leveraging decades of sports law experience, JAMS neutral will play an essential role in international dispute resolution

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Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to congratulate Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., FCIArb, CEDS, on his recent arbitration appointment to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) Ad Hoc Division to assist with the resolution of any legal disputes that arise immediately before and during the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing. Mr. Benz is the only arbitrator from the United States and will be present in Beijing throughout the Olympic Games.

Jeffrey Benz is highly esteemed as an international powerhouse of sports law knowledge and expertise, with decades of cross-border experience under his belt. We are so pleased to share the news of this prestigious appointment, and we are honored to have him on our panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Mr. 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 400 doping and sports discipline and qualification claims, including in USADA v. Bruyneel, which was the only arbitrated case in relation to Lance Armstrong. 

Among his clients, Mr. Benz is lauded for his creativity and passion for sports law. He draws from his background as a former competitive athlete to bring high energy and unwavering persistence to each case that he oversees. He is admitted as a barrister in England and Wales and as a lawyer in California, Colorado, Hawaii and New York.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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