Leadership

CIAC Leadership

CO-CHAIRS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  


Maria Chedid
Howard Miller 

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Laura Abrahamson 
Gary Benton 
Richard Chernick
Tina Cicchetti 

Jack Coe
Kabir Duggal 

David Huebner 
Sherman Kahn 
Dan Kolkey 
Bob Lutz 
Scott Nonaka 
Nathan O’Malley
Kathleen Paisley 
Neil Popovic 
Rob Shives

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Steve Andersen
Paul Barker 

Jeff Benz 
Eric Chang 
Cedric Chao 
Jeff Daar 
Mark Dosker 
Paul Dubow 
Keith Fichtelman  
John Muse Fisher
Michael Galas 
John Garman
Sally Harpole 

Drew Holiner 
Reg Holmes 
Michael Kelley 
Grant Kim 
Jim Madison
Katalin Meier
Michael Newman 

Matt Reed
Barbara Reeves 
David Sandborg 
Deborah Saxe 
Les Schiefelbein 
Neil Smith 
Steve Smith 
Gorsha Sur 
Dan Tan 
Elizabeth Tippin 
Thomas Watson 
Dana Welch
Katia Yannaca-Small

CIAC Committees

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Co-Chair: Jack Coe
Co-Chair: Bob Lutz
Maria Chedid
Jeff Dasteel
Kabir Duggal 

Neil Popovic
David Sandborg
Tom Stipanowich 
 

LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL AFFAIRS

Co-Chair: Paul Dubow 
Co-Chair: Dan Kolkey
Richard Eastman 
Michael Kelley 

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Co-Chair: Sherman Kahn
Co-Chair: Jim Madison
Co-Chair: Elizabeth Tippin
Elizabeth Chien-Hale 
Paul Dubow 
Richard Eastman

CORPORATE RELATIONS 

Co-Chair: Laura Abrahamson 
Co-Chair: Michele Leetham 
Co-Chair: Robert Shives 
Paul Barker
Elizabeth Chien-Hale 
Mark Dosker 
Amy Endicott 
Keith Fichtelman 
Jim Grossman 
Reg Holmes 
David Huebner 
Michael Kelley 
Marilyn Moberg 
Scott Nonaka 
Nathan O’Malley 
Sarah Reynolds 
Barbara Reeves 
David Sandborg 
Dan Tan 
Thomas Watson 

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Eric Chang 
Co-Chair: Maria Chedid 
Gary Benton 
Jeff Benz 
Paul Cohen 
Michael Galas 
Ruth Glick 
Sally Harpole 
Drew Holiner 
Malcolm McNeil 
Katalin Meier
Scott Nonaka 

Ana Sambold 
Neil Smith 
Gorsha Sur

MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBER FUNDRAISING

Co-Chair: Keith Fichtelman 
Co-Chair: Drew Holiner  
Gary Benton 
Robbie Mockler 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Ex Officio: Maria Chedid 
Ex Officio: Howard Miller 
Co-Chair: Gary Benton
Co-Chair: David Huebner 
Jim Madison 
Neil Popovic 

LAW FIRM RELATIONS

Co-Chair: Richard Chernick 
Co-Chair: Malcolm McNeil 
Co-Chair: Scott Nonaka 
Jeff Benz 
Mark Dosker 
Michael Galas 
John Garman 
Bob Lutz 
Barbara Reeves
Deborah Saxe 
Ivana Cingel 

STATE BAR AND CALIFORNIA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

Co-Chair: Michael Newman 
Co-Chair: Dana Welch 
Justene Adamec 
Saul Berkovich 
Jeff Daar 
Barry Fisher 
Albert Golbert 
Ed Lozowicki 
Robbie Mockler 
Matt Reed 
Ana Sambold 
Neil Smith 

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Co-Chair: Michael Kelley  
Co-Chair: David Huebner 
Co-Chair: Howard Miller 
Jeff Benz 
Eric Chang 
Jeff Daar 
Paul Dubow 
Marilyn Moberg 

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Co-Chair: Nathan O’Malley 
Co-Chair: Neil Popovic 
Richard Bainter 
Paul Barker
Lee Boyd
Eric Chang 
Richard Eastman 
Barry Fisher 
John Garman 
Sally Harpole 
Drew Holiner 
Sherman Kahn 
Grant Kim 
Alejandro Osuna 
Sarah Reynolds 
Jane Ann Riley 
David Sandborg 
Les Schiefelbein 
Dan Tan 
Thomas Watson 

UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

Co-Chair: Richard Chernick 
Co-Chair: Matt Reed  
Co-Chair: Tom Stipanowich 
Jeff Dasteel 
Amy Endicott 
Barry Fisher 
John Muse Fisher 
John Garman 
Neil Popovic 

DATA COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Howard Miller   
Co-Chair: Gorsha Sur

YOUNG CIAC

Co-Chair: Paul Barker 
Co-Chair: John Muse Fisher 
Michael Galas
Katalin Meier

CIAC Founders

CIAC was founded in 2018 by Gary Benton, Maria Chedid, Richard Chernick, Dan Kolkey, and Howard Miller. Each of these CIAC Founding Members is a California arbitration practitioner dedicated to the advancement of best practices in international arbitration in California. CIAC is grateful for the widespread support for its initiatives in the California international arbitration community. 

The Founding Members express appreciation to Katalin Meier for her administrative support in establishing the organization.