IFTA Panel of Arbitrators

The IFTA Panel of Arbitrators ("panel") is composed of distinguished entertainment attorneys with familiarity with litigation and knowledge of international financing, sales agency and licensing of motion pictures. They understand the unique and complex nature of the film industry, and are committed to resolving disputes quickly and fairly.

IFTA Arbitrators are independent. They are not employees of IFTA, and receive no compensation from IFTA. Pursuant to Rule 6 of the IFTA Rules for International Arbitration, the parties rank their arbitrator preferences from a list of not less than three (3) proposed arbitrators, if practicable, in the relevant jurisdiction. The Arbitral Agent will designate the arbitrator who is deemed mutually acceptable to both parties. (Please see the IFTA Rules for more informationabout the Arbitrator selection process). IFTA is not responsible for the substantive decisions or processes used by any individual arbitrator.

The Arbitrators are vetted and approved by the Arbitration Advisory Committee which updates the Panel annually. The Arbitrators must qualify each year on the grounds of ongoing expertise and availability in order to remain on the Panel. IFTA Arbitrators are located in the United States and in 21 countries around the world.

For a copy of an arbitrator’s recent resume, please click on his or her name. 
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LAS VEGAS
ANAT LEVY
Anat Levy & Associates, P.C.
5841 E. Charleston Boulevard
Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV  89142

LOS ANGELES
HOWARD D. BEHAR
Attorney at Law
1108 Somera Road
Los Angeles, CA  90077
Tel:  310-476-6982
Fax:  310-862-4093
hbehar@hdbfirm.com
 
HILLARY S. BIBICOFF
Holmes Weinberg, PC
30765 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 411
Malibu, CA 90265
Tel: 310-667-6056
Fax: 866-659-4440
hbibicoff@holmesweinberg.com
 
MICHAEL R. BLAHA
Law Offices of Michael R. Blaha
2530 Wilshire Blvd, Third Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Tel: 310-828-4847
Fax: 310-496-2662
mike@blahalaw.com
 
LORIN BRENNAN
Attorney at Law
209 Crystal Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: 310-413-5634
lebrennan@msn.com
 
JAMES W. COUPE (also on New York panel)
Law Offices of James W. Coupe
777 S. Figueroa Street
Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: 213-406-1171
Fax: 213-406-1101
james@jamescoupelaw.com
 
GREG D. DERIN
1801 Century Park East, 16 Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Law Offices of Dixon Q. Dern
1262 Devon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel:  310-275-2003
Fax:  866-329-8204
 
Advantage Arbitration and
Mediation Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5594
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
Tel:  310-557-0043
Fa:  866-591-7482
michael@dilibertoADR.com
 
MICHAEL DONALDSON

Donaldson & Callif
400 S. Beverly Drive Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: 310-277-8394
Fax: 310-277-4870
michael@donaldsoncallif.com
www.donaldsoncallif.com

 
MARK FLEISCHER
Attorney at Law
10866 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel:  424-442-2370
 
JACK FREEDMAN
1093 Broxton Ave., Suite 228
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: 310-208-2200
Fax: 310-208-2201
JackFreedmanEsq@gmail.com
 
HOWARD M. FRUMES
Alexander, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz, LLP
1880 Century Park East
Suite 914
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: 310-552-0035
Fax: 310-552-0135
hfrumes@anlf.com
 
GARY E. GANS
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart &
Sullivan, LLP
865 South Figueroa Street,10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: 213-443-3000
Fax: 213-443-3100
garygans@quinnemanuel.com
 
PETER KAUFMAN
Kaufman Entertainment Law Group, PC
100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 940
Santa Monica, CA 90401
also:
23975 Park Sorrento, Suite 210
Calabasas, CA 91302
Tel: 310-294-1624
Fax: 818-887-2100
pkaufman@ebizlegal.com
 
EDWARD LABOWITZ
Alexander, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz, LLP
1880 Century Park East
Suite 914
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: 310-552-0035
Fax: 310-552-0135
elabowitz@anlf.com
 
ANAT LEVY
Anat Levy & Associates,P.C.
8840 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
MARK LITWAK
Mark Litwak & Associates
11766 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: 310-859-9595
Fax: 310-859-0806
mark@marklitwak.com
 
J. DAVID MARKS
1734 Durango Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Tel: 310-841-0712
Fax: 310-559-9559
jdmca78@gmail.com 
 
RICHARD MARKS
Richard Marks Law Corporation
2228 Parnell Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Tel: 310-553-5900
rmarks@thepointmedia.net
 
RONALD M. MONITZ
Zimmerman Walker & Monitz LLP
23975 Park Sorrento, Suite 210
Calabasas, CA 91302
Tel: 818-222-9889
Fax: 818-222-9780
rmonitz@zwmlaw.com
www.zwmlaw.com
 
LAWRENCE P. MORTORFF
367 Fowling Street
Playa del Rey, CA, 90293
Tel: 310-245-8905
lmortoff@mindspring.com
 
ROBERT M. NAU
A Professional Corporation
333 Washington Blvd. #364
Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292
Tel: 310-345-2009
robertnau@gmail.com
 
LOUISE NEMSCHOFF
Law Offices of Louise Nemschoff
606 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Suite 309
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Tel: 323-461-0200
ln@nemschofflaw.com
 
MICHAEL L. NOVICOFF
Liner LLP
1100 Glendon Avenue
14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: 310-500-3634
Fax: 310-500-3501
mnovicoff@linerlaw.com
 
MARTIN PERLBERGER
Perlberger Law Offices
515 N. Arden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: 310-859-1511
Fax: 310-859-1512
mpesq@perlberger.com
www.perlberger.com
 
ROY G. RIFKIN
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
11400 W. Olympic Blvd.
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1557
Tel: 310-478-4100
Fax: 310-479-1422
rrifkin@wrslawyers.com
www.wrslawyers.com
 
SOL ROSENTHAL
Arnold & Porter
Kaye Scholer LLP
777 South Figueroa Street
44th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5844
Tel: 213-243-4233
Fax: 213-243-4199
Sol_Rosenthal@apks.com
 
HENRY J. SILBERBERG
Silberberg Resolution
P.O. Box 16496
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
Tel: 310-276-6671
Fax: 716-299-3693
henry@silberbergresolution.com
www.silberbergresolution.com
 
JAY M. SPILLANE
Spillane Trial Group, PLC
468 N. Camden Drive
Second Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Fax: 888-590-1683
jspillance@spillaneplc.com

MAX J. SPRECHER
Law Offices of Max J. Sprecher
5850 Canoga Avenue, 4th Flr
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Tel: 818-996-2255
Fax: 818-996-4204
max@sprecherlaw.com
 
MARC R. STEIN
Stein & Flugge, LLP
15260 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1200, PMB #261
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Tel: 323-936-1455
mstein@steinflugge.com
 
STEPHEN S. STRICK 
1801 Century Park East
Suite 1820
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: 213-278-2200
 
PAUL D. SUPNIK
Attorney at Law
9401 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: 310-859-0100
Fax: 310-388-5645
paul@supnik.com
 
GREGORY T. VICTOROFF
Greg Victoroff & Associates
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA  90064
Tel:  310-207-8999
greg@victoroff-law.com
www.victoroff-law.com
 
EVE H. WAGNER
Sauer & Wagner LLP
1801 Century Park East
Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA  90067
Tel:  310-712-8100
Fax:  310-712-8108
ewagner@swattys.com

M. JASON ZELIN
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA  90067
Tel:  310-228-6146
Fax:  310-228-3701

NEW YORK
ELLIOT H. BROWN
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.
488 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-935-5500
Fax: 212-308-0642 
ehb@fwrv.com
www.fwrv.com
 
JAMES W. COUPE (also on Los Angeles panel)
Law Offices of James W. Coupe
777 S. Figueroa St.
Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: 213-406-1171
Fax: 213-406-1101
james@jamescoupelaw.com
 
EZRA J. DONER
Attorney at Law
130 West 57th Street, Suite 5B
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212- 258-2424
edoner@donerlaw.com
www.donerlaw.com
 
BARBARA T. HOFFMAN
The Hoffman Law Firm
330 W. 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
 
Marc Jacobson, P.C.
150 East 58 Street, 34th Floor
New York, NY  10155
Tel:  212-245-8955
FAX:  646-807-4599
 
ANNA DE NERCIAT LASCAR
Attorney at Law
231 East 76th Street
New York, NY  10021
Tel:  212-988-2094
annalascar2@gmail.com
 
MICHAEL I. RUDELL
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.
488 Madison Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-935-5500
Fax: 212-308-0642
mrudell@fwrv.com
www.fwrv.com
 
FREDERICK SCHWARTZMAN
630 Third Avenue
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-581-0031
Fax: 212-582-0176
jurisfred@attglobal.net
 
LAURENCE A. SILVERMAN
320 Central Park West
New York, NY 10025
Tel:  212-873-5736
lasilverman@gmail.com
 
STEPHEN S. STRICK 
501 Madison Avenue
Fourteenth Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-227-2844
Fax: 213-559-8600
sstrick@arbitratemediate.com
www.arbitratemediate.com

ARGENTINA
ORLANDO D. PULVIRENTI
Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales
Lima, 319
Buenos Aires 1073
ARGENTINA
Tel: (54-11) 4379-0900
opulvirenti.edu@gmail.com
 
AUSTRALIA
JENNY LALOR
Lalor Law Pty Ltd
2 Lithgow Street
Abbotsford, VIC
3093 Australia
Tel: (61-3) 9429-7726
lalorlaw@gmailo.com
 
AUSTRIA
PROF. DR. THOMAS WALLENTIN
Kunz Schima Wallentin Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Porzellangasse 4-6
A-1090 Wien
AUSTRIA
Tel: (43-1) 313-74-0
Fax: (43-1) 313-74-80
thomas.wallentin@ksw.at

BRAZIL
ERICA AOKI
Aoki Advogados Associados
Avenida Paulista, 1.636
cj. 706 Bela Vista
01308-080 São Paulo SP
BRAZIL
Tel: (55-11) 2122-4020
Fax: (55-11) 3544-4788
erica.aoki@aoki.adv.br
www.aoki.adv.br

CANADA
MICHAEL ERDLE
Deeth Williams Wall LLP
150 York Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5H 3S5
Tel: 416-941-9201
Fax: 416-941-9443
merdle@dww.com
 
SANDER H. GIBSON
Gasçon & Associates LLP
1100 
René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Suite 700
Montréal, Québec
CANADA H3B 4N4
Tel: 416-250-6505 (Toronto)
Fax: 514-879-4659
sander.gibson@outlook.com
 
LON J. HALL
Hall Webber LLP
1200 Bay Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5R 2A5
Tel: 416-920-3849
Fax: 416-920-8373
lon@hallwebber.com
www.hallwebber.com
 
DR. SUNNY HANDA
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
1 Place Ville Marie
Suite 3000
Montréal, Québec
CANADA H3B 4N8
Tel: 514-982-4008
Fax: 514-982-4099
sunny.handa@blakes.com
 
DAVID ZITZERMAN
Goodmans LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street
Suite 3400
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5H 2S7T
Tel: 416-979-2211
Fax: 416-979-1234
dzitzerman@goodmans.ca

ENGLAND
LAWRENCE ABRAMSON
Keystone Law
53 Davies Street
London W1K 5JH
ENGLAND
Tel: (44-176) 327-3038
Fax: (44-845) 458-9398
lawrence.abramson@keystonelaw.co.uk
 
TONY BALLARD
Harbottle & Lewis LLP
Hanover House
14 Hanover Square
London W1S 1HP
ENGLAND
Tel: (44-207) 667-5000
Fax: (44-207) 667-5100
tony.ballard@harbottle.com
www.harbottle.com
 
ADRIAN BARR-SMITH
Dentons UKMEA LLP
One Fleet Place
London EC4M 7WS
ENGLAND
Tel: (44-207) 320-6501
Fax: (44-207) 246-7777
adrian.barr-smith@dentons.com
www.dentons.com
 
BRIAN EAGLES
Burlingtons LLP
38 Hertford Street
London W1J 7SG
ENGLAND
Tel:  (44-207) 529-5420
FAX:  (44-207) 495-7450
 
ANNABELLE GAUBERTI
Crefovi Selas
59, rue Legendre
75017 Paris, FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 7876-5223
FAX: (33-1) 7876-5224
 
ANDREW HILDEBRAND
109 Warwick Avenue
London W9 2PP
ENGLAND
Tel:  (44-207) 286 0272
andrew@hildebrand
mediation.com
 
111, Priory Road
London NW6 3NN
ENGLAND
Tel: (44-207) 328-5511
lrhysmorgan@gmail.com
 
TONY MORRIS
Swanson Turton LLP
68a Neal Street
Covent Garden
London 
WC2H 9PA
ENGLAND
Tel: (44-207) 
520-9562
Fax: (44-207) 
520-9556
tony.morris@swanturton.com

FRANCE
EMMANUEL DRAI
Advocacy 4
7, Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris, FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 4561-4232
Fax: (33-1) 4562-4264
edrai@advocacy4.com
 
CAROL FONTANILLE
74, bd de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris
FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 4551-2009
Cell: (33-6) 3001-4297
fontanil@noos.fr
 
ANNABELLE GAUBERTI
Crefovi Selas
59, rue Legendre
75017 Paris, FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 7876-5223
FAX: (33-1) 7876-5224
annabelle.gauberti@crefovi.fr
 
ERIC LAUVAUX
Nomos
63, Avenue des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris, FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 43-18-55-82
Fax: (33-1) 43-18-55-55
elauvaux@nomosparis.com
 
ANNE-MARIE PECORARO
Turquoise Société d’Avocats
15, rue Beaujon
75008 Paris, FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 4299-9450
FAX: (33-1) 4299-9452
apecoraro@aklea.fr
 
CHARLES-EDOUARD RENAULT
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associes
9, rue Boissy d'Anglas
75008 Paris
FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 56-64-00-00
Fax: (33-1) 56-64-00-01
cerenault@dgfla.com
www.dgfla.com
 
LEONARD B. ROSMAN
Law Offices of Leonard B. Rosman
9, avenue Franklin Roosevelt
75008 Paris
FRANCE
Tel:(33-1) 53-83-86-90
Fax:(33-1) 53-83-86-91
lbr@lrosman.com

GERMANY
PROF. DR. RONALD FROHNE
Noerr LLP
885 Third Avenue, Suite 2610
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (49-89) 286-280
Fax: (49-89) 286-282-60
ronald.frohne@noerr.de

DR. RALPH O. GRAEF
GRAEF Rechtsanwaelte
Jungfrauenthal, 8
20149 Hamburg
GERMANY
Tel: (49-40) 8060-0090
Fax: (49-40) 8060-00910
graef@graef.eu
www.graef.eu
 
PROF. DR. ULRICH MICHEL
Noerr LLP
Charlottenstrasse, 57
D-10117 Berlin
GERMANY
Tel: (49-30) 2094-2000
Fax: (49-30) 2094-2094
ulrich.michel@noerr.com
 
DR. ANDREAS PENSE
Unverzagt von Have
Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB 
Heimhuder Str. 71
GERMANY
Tel: (49-40) 41-40-00-32
Fax: (49-40) 41-40-00-41
pense@unverzagtvonhave.com
www.unverzagtvonhave.com
 
PROF. DR. MATHIAS SCHWARZ
SKW Schwarz
Wittelsbacherplatz 1
80333 Munich
GERMANY
Tel: (49-89) 28640-129
Fax: (49-89) 2809-432
m.schwarz@skwschwarz.de
www.skwschwarz.de
 
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Potsdamer Platz, 1
10785 Berlin, GERMANY
Tel:  (49-30) 726 221 – 321
FAX:  (49-30) 726 221 – 130
 
PROF. Ph.D. ARNOLD VAHRENWALD (also on Russia and United Arab Emirates panels)
Vahrenwald & Kretschmer
Maximilianstr, 54
D-80538 Munich GERMANY
Tel:  (49-89) 9975-0154
FAX:  (49-3222) 1197809
v-k@vahrenwald.com

ITALY
DIEGO FERRARA SANTAMARIA
FSG Law Firm
Via Tito Omboni, 142
00147 Rome
ITALY
Tel: (39-06) 375-11090
Fax: (39-338) 496-9888
damjus@tiscali.it
 
LUIGI FERRARA SANTAMARIA
Studio Legale Ferrara Santamaria
Via Tito Omboni, 142
00147 Rome
ITALY
Tel: (39-06) 51-882-189
Fax: (39-178) 603-6317
luigi_ferrara@me.com
 
ALBERTO M. GALLOTTI
AMG Law Firm
viale Svezia, 16- Le Rughe
00147 Rome, ITALY
Tel: (39-06) 907-2370
Fax: (39-178) 2700-353
albertomaria@me.com
 
PAOLO MARIOTTI
Studio Legale Mariotti
Via Maria Cristina, 8
00196 Rome
ITALY
Tel: (39-06) 322-1923
Fax: (39-06) 322-3880
mariotpa@tin.it
 
GIORGIO MONDINI
Studio Legale Mondini-Rusconi
Via Visconti Di Modrone, 2
20122 Milan
ITALY
Tel: (39-02) 777-351
Fax: (39-02) 7773-5333
giorgio.mondini@mondinirusconi.it
 
VINCENZO SINISI
Sinisi Ceschini Mancini
Via Francesco Carrara, 24
00196 Rome
ITALY
Tel: (39-06) 322-1485
Fax: (39-06) 361-3266
vsinisi@scm-partners.it
 
SILVIO TONAZZI
Bosco-Tonazzi
Via F. Siacci, 38
00197 Rome
ITALY
Tel: (39-06) 808-6041
Fax: (39-06) 808-5115
avv.tonazzi@mclink.it

JAPAN
ITSUKO MORI
Law Offices of Oda Mori & Sasagawa
Suite 608, New Shinbashi Building
Shinbasi 2-16-1, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0004
JAPAN
Tel: (81-3) 6659-7830
Fax: (81-3) 3201-6934
mori@odamorilaw.com

KOREA
KYUNG-HAN SOHN
Jung & Sohn
3rd & 5th Floor, 
Verdi Tower 209
Seocho-Jungangro
Seocho-Gu, 
Seoul 06593 
KOREA
Tel: (82-2) 591-8100
Fax: (82-2) 596-6081
khson@aramlaw.com

MEXICO
MARTIN MICHAUS
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
Paseo de Los Tamarindos #400-A, Piso 8
Col. Bosques De Las Lomas
05120 MEXICO, D.F.
Tel: (52-55) 5261-0453
Fax: (52-55) 5261-0538
mmichaus@basham.com.mx
www.basham.com.mx

PORTUGAL
DUARTE G. HENRIQUES
Rua Fialho de Almeida
no 32 – 1o Esq.
1070 129 Lisbon PORTUGAL
Tel:  (351-21) 385-3899
FAX:  (351-21) 387-8440
dghenriques@bch.pt

RUSSIA
PROF. Ph.D. ARNOLD VAHRENWALD (also on Germany and United Arab Emirates panels)
Vahrenwald & Kretschmer
Maximilianstr, 54
D-80538 Munich GERMANY
Tel:  (49-89) 9975-0154
FAX:  (49-3222) 1197809
v-k@vahrenwald.com

SPAIN
ENRIC ENRICH
Enrich Advocats
Josep Tarradellas, 155, 2°-2ª
08029 Barcelona
SPAIN
Tel: (34-3) 93-419-3798
eenrich@copyrait.com
www.copyrait.com

SWITZERLAND
ALEXANDER K. WEBER
Weber & Hostettler
Münzgraben 2
CH-3000 Berne 7
SWITZERLAND
Tel: (41-31) 311-5758
Fax: (41-31) 311-7470
advokatur@alexander-weber.ch

TURKEY
MEHMET GÜN
Gün + Partners
Kore Şehitleri Cad. 17
Zincirlikuyu
34394 Istanbul
TURKEY
Tel: (90-212) 354-0000
Fax: (90-212) 274-2095
mehmet.gun@gun.av.tr

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
PROF. Ph.D. ARNOLD VAHRENWALD (also on Germany and Russia panels)
Vahrenwald & Kretschmer
Maximilianstr, 54
D-80538 Munich GERMANY
Tel:  (49-89) 9975-0154
FAX:  (49-3222) 1197809
v-k@vahrenwald.com