Experience

EXPERIENCE

Les Schiefelbein is a leading domestic and international arbitrator serving in complex commercial, government and technology disputes. His experience includes arbitrating disputes on behalf of some of largest companies and organizations around the globe.

Recent Arbitration Experience

  • ICC Arbitration, dispute between an international software company and an Asian company for breach of a software license. Korean governing law.
  • ICDR Arbitration, dispute between a Chinese investor and a US property development company for breach of contract. New York and Delaware governing law.
  • ICDR Arbitration, dispute between a US manufacturer and a Kuwait distributor for breach of a Master Franchise Agreement for product sales in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. Delaware governing law.
  • AAA Arbitration, sole arbitrator for three-week hearing, dispute between two US subcontractors under a US Government prime contract for breach of contract for a commercial product. Arizona and Government Contract governing law.
  • ICDR Arbitration, sole arbitrator, dispute between a US contractor and an Afghan company for breach of contract on a construction project in Afghanistan. California governing law.
  • ICDR Arbitration, dispute between a Canadian company and a US company for breach of contract for a defense product under a US Government contract. Massachusetts governing law.
  • ICC Arbitration, dispute between a US manufacturer and Turkish company for breach of contract for a commercial aerospace system. Swiss governing law.
  • ICC Arbitration, dispute between a Spanish company and a US company for breach of contract for an energy construction project. Arizona governing law.
  • ICDR Arbitration, dispute between two US companies for breach of contract for a commercial health service product. California governing law.
  • ICDR Arbitration, dispute between a US company and a Asian company for breach of contract for a travel services program. California governing law.

Illustrative Experience as Counsel

Les’s extensive experience as corporate counsel and as a US Air Force Judge Advocate legal officer has included litigated/arbitrated and mediated matters involving:

  • Breach of high tech contracts
  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Commercial and government satellites for US and non-US customers
  • Commercial and government launch services for US and non-US customers
  • IP/ patent issues
  • Data Rights Issues
  • Information Technology
  • Software development and distribution
  • National Security involving classified and non-classified technologies
  • Construction
  • Insurance negotiation and recovery
  • Antitrust matters and clearances with U.S. and foreign regulators
  • Environmental issues and toxic tort litigation
  • Theft of trade secrets including civil RICO claims
  • Transactions including acquisitions and divestitures
  • Formation and oversight of joint ventures involving U.S. and non-U.S parties
  • Fraud/white collar