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Faculty profile

Mr. Shelby Grubbs, Grubbs ADR, Atlanta

Shelby Grubbs works as an arbitrator, mediator and special master. He serves on arbitration panels for JAMS, American Arbitration Association, CPR Institute, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, International Chamber of Commerce and World Intellectual Property Organization. Formerly a member of the firm of Miller & Martin, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. From 2014 through 2017, he was Executive Director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, a component of the GSU College of Law where he was a member of the faculty teaching courses in advocacy and international commercial arbitration. He has also taught international commercial arbitration as an adjunct professor at the law schools at Emory University in Atlanta and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Dr. Phillip Landolt, Landolt & Koch, Geneva

Phillip Landolt is a founding partner of the Geneva international arbitration law firm LANDOLT & KOCH. As a native English speaker, he focusses his practice on advocacy (counsel and co-counsel work) but also serves as an arbitrator, and as a legal expert (the latter often concerning competition law issues in arbitration). He also teaches at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva as a Senior Lecturer.

Phillip is a Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario, Canada, 1994), a Solicitor (England & Wales 1997), and an avocat (Geneva, Switzerland, 2007).

Phillip has studied at the University of Toronto (J.D.), Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (Ph.D in law), King’s College, and the University of London (Post-Graduate Diploma in EU Competition Law).

Phillip is Swiss and Canadian. Aside from his native English, he speaks French, German and Italian, and has a working knowledge of Dutch and Spanish.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Honorary Treasurer of its European Branch, as well as a WIPO Arbitrator.

Mr. Russell E. Levine, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago

Russell Levine is a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he has spent his entire 36+ year career. He focuses his trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution practice on patent infringement matters and disputes involving and related to technology transfer and patent license agreements. His trial practice includes jury trials, arbitrations and Section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His appellate practice concentrates on appeals in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His technology transfer and licensing practice includes structuring and negotiating both licensing-in and licensing-out transactions.

Mr. Levine is active in bar associations, industry organizations and his community. He is a Past-President of LES (USA and Canada); a past-chair of the By-Laws Committee of the USTA’s Midwest Section; and a past-chair of the President’s Council at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. He is an author and frequent speaker on IP issues. He is co-editor of International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and the Law. His “Top 10 Court Decisions of the Year” workshop at the LES Annual Meeting is consistently standing room only.

Mr. Levine holds a B.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Economics, both degrees from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is on WIPO’s List of Mediators and Arbitrators, and he is registered to practice before the USPTO. He also is a Certified Licensing Professional.

Mr. Matthew Reed, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

Matt Reed is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practices in the areas of technology-focused international and domestic arbitration and intellectual property litigation. With a background in chemical engineering, Matt has successfully resolved numerous disputes in a variety of technical areas, ranging from generic pharmaceuticals and medical devices to semiconductor processing and packaging. Matt is a founding board member of the California International Arbitration Council, a nonprofit that promotes international arbitration in California through educational, promotional, and organizational initiatives and programs. Matt has been recognized in the 2017-2020 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers.

Ms. Sally Shorthose, Bird & Bird, London

Sally Shorthose is a Partner in Bird & Bird's London IP and Life Sciences team, and is one of the most experienced partners specializing in transactional IP and regulatory matters. She is joint head of the International Life Sciences Regulatory Group. She offers a wealth of knowledge to businesses at the cutting edge of research, development, and technology, having more than 35 years of experience, 11 of which were in senior in-house roles. She is a great advocate of ADR and has undertaken roles as a mediator.

She has been awarded several honors, including being "one of the most influential women in IP" (MIP); according to Who's Who Legal Life Sciences, she is a Global Elite Thought Leader (transactional IP) and is highly recommended for her regulatory work.

She helped to establish and is now co-Head of Bird & Bird’s Dublin office.