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Theodore K. Cheng

Theodore K. Cheng

ADR Office of Theo Cheng LLC

Princeton Junction, NJ, USA


Theo Cheng is a full-time arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the CPR Institute, Resolute Systems, and several federal and state courts, principally focusing on commercial/business, intellectual property (IP), technology, entertainment, and labor/employment disputes. He was also appointed to the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. Mr. Cheng has conducted nearly 400 arbitrations and mediations, including commercial/business disputes, breach of contract and negligence actions, trade secret theft, employment discrimination claims, wage-and-hour disputes, and IP infringement contentions. He serves on the Council of the AAA and the Boards of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR, the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolute Section, the Association for Conflict Resolution–Greater New York Chapter, and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He is the Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Dispute Resolution Section and co-chairs its Mediation Committee. The National Law Journal named him a 2017 ADR Champion.
Mr. Cheng has over 20 years of experience as an IP and general commercial litigator with a focus on trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. He has handled a broad array of business disputes and counseled high net-worth individuals and small to middle-market business entities in industries as varied as high-tech, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products, fashion, food and hospitality, retail, and financial services. In 2007, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association named him one of the Best Lawyers Under 40.
Mr. Cheng received his A.B. cum laude in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Moot Court Board. He was a senior litigator at several prominent national law firms and was also a marketing consultant at MetLife Insurance Company, where he held Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations and a Series 7 General Securities Representative registration. Mr. Cheng began his legal career serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Cheng frequently writes and speaks on ADR and intellectual property issues. Mr. Cheng has a regular column called Resolution Alley in the NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, which addresses the use of ADR in those industries. He also writes the quarterly column The ADR Mosaic in the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Diversity & the Bar Magazine, which addresses ADR and diversity issues.
 


Theodore K. Cheng is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Implicit Bias Handout - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
The Lack of Diversity in ADR—and the Current Beneath, American Inns of Court, The Bencher (March/April 2017) - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
The Lack of Diversity in ADR—and the Current Beneath, The Bencher, March/April 2017 - Securities Arbitration 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it, Monday, January 29, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it, Monday, January 29, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it, Monday, January 29, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, February 02, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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