Ruth Glick is a full time arbitrator and mediator whose skill and knowledge of ADR stems from her background as a lawyer, businesswoman and educator. She has over 25 years experience as a dispute resolver in both her legal and business careers and has resolved well over 1000 disputes. She is a neutral for domestic business, labor and employment, commercial, securities, financial, real estate, technology, IP, healthcare and a variety of international trade and contract disputes. She serves on the following domestic panels and organizations:

  • American Bar Association (ABA) Immediate Past Chair, Dispute Resolution Section (2013-2014)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA): Large Complex Case (LCC) panel, the National arbitration and mediation panels for Commercial, Labor and Employment
  • Office of the Independent Administrator (Kaiser Healthcare)
  • Federal and state court, permanent government, labor and international ADR panels
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), Fellow
  • California State Bar, Litigation Section, Executive Committee
  • California Super Lawyer
  • California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Diplomat Member

She also serves on the following international panels:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow (FIArb)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
  • International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator

A former financial instruments trader and business journalist, Ms. Glick received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and mediation training at Harvard Law School. She was Adjunct Professor of Arbitration and ADR Law of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law for ten years. The Mediation Society of San Francisco honored her for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mediation in 2008. Ms. Glick currently serves as the Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. The 18,000-member Dispute Resolution Section is the world's largest association of dispute resolution professionals providing leadership and promoting excellence in the dispute resolution field.


Tel:(650) 344-2144 | Fax:(650) 344-2522
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