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Hon. Faith Hochberg (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Hon. Faith Hochberg (Ret.)

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Hochberg ADR
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New York, NY, 10017
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Regularly travels out of state to: California, New Jersey

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb


The Honorable Faith Hochberg is a nationally recognized Federal Judge and former United States Attorney known for her broad expertise in complex corporate, securities, antitrust, and patent litigation.  Judge Hochberg retired from the bench in March, 2015.  She now serves full-time as an independent mediator and arbitrator.

Judge Hochberg was twice nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate, first as United States Attorney and then as a United States District Judge. During her tenure on the bench, she has presided over many MDL cases and class actions involving pharmaceuticals (Hatch-Waxman), antitrust and securities cases.  She has been invited to speak nationwide and abroad about patent litigation, trade secrets and employment law, and ADR.  She has been a Patent Pilot judge and was vice chair of the Local Patent Rules Committee in the District of New Jersey.  She is co-chair of the Judges Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

In addition to her individual private practice, Judge Hochberg also serves on the distinguished panel of neutrals of:  FedArb, CPR, WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Case Experience

  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks/Patents


Judge Hochberg graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D., magna cum laude, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She graduated, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also attended the London School of Economics.

Memberships & Affiliations

Judge Hochberg has been named the first Fellow of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and named to its Board of Advisors, in recognition of her contribution to the law of patents and technology. Additionally, the Federal Judicial Center has named Judge Hochberg to the ADR Advisory Board to the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide for Federal Judges.

She also served on the Board of the Lasker Foundation, renowned for its dedication toscience and medicine. She has received an honorary degree and has been honored by the International Women’s Forum; the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance; Seton Hall Law School; and numerous federal agencies.

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