Regularly travels out of state to: New York, PennsylvaniaOther ADR Services: ADR Training/CME
- Practice Commenced: 2009
- Total Mediations (as of Oct 2020): 100
- Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2020): 400
- NEW YORK-NEWARK
Theo Cheng is an independent, full-time arbitrator and mediator, focusing on commercial, intellectual property (IP), technology, entertainment, and labor/employment disputes. He has conducted over 500 arbitrations and mediations, including business disputes, breach of contract and negligence actions, trade secret theft, employment discrimination claims, wage-and-hour disputes, and IP infringement contentions. Mr. Cheng has been appointed to the rosters of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the CPR Institute, Resolute Systems, the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s List of Arbitrators and Mediators, and the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. He serves on the AAA’s Council, and he is also the President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR, the Immediate Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Dispute Resolution Section, and the Treasurer of the Copyright Society. He has also been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Mr. Cheng received the 2020 James B. Boskey ADR Practitioner of the Year Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, and the National Law Journal named him a 2017 ADR Champion.
Mr. Cheng has over 20 years of experience as an IP and general commercial litigator with a focus on trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. He has handled a broad array of business disputes and counseled high net-worth individuals and small to middle-market business entities in industries as varied as high-tech, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products, fashion, food and hospitality, retail, and financial services. In 2007, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association named him one of the Best Lawyers Under 40.
More information is available at Theo's website, and he can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ADA Disability
- Business Dissolution
- Civil Rights
- Contract Disputes
- Entertainment Sector
- Family Businesses
- Intellectual Property
- Media & Communications
- Medical Devices
- Professional Fees
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholder Disputes
- Unfair Competition
- Wage & Hour/FMLA
- A.B. cum laude in Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University
- J.D., New York University School of Law
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Arbitration Association
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Asian American Bar Association of New York
- Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
- Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter
- The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
- Federal Bar Association
- Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center
Travel: See below
Cancellation Fees: See below
A per diem of four (4) hours may also be charged for the first two days of a scheduled arbitration hearing or mediation session, if the hearing is cancelled less than 30 days before the scheduled date or the session is cancelled less than 2 weeks before the scheduled date; 25% of the hourly rate may be charged for every cancelled or adjourned scheduled date thereafter. No cancellation fees will apply on expedited and flat-fee cases.
Other arrangements (e.g., flat fees) will be considered, but travel and lodging-related costs may be charged for any hearing/session being held more than two (2) hours travel time from Princeton Junction, NJ.
In all cases, any non-refundable travel and lodging-related expenses incurred in response to a cancellation within five (5) business days of the commencement of a hearing or session will be charged.
Additionally, Resolute Systems handles the administration of all of privately arranged matters for a flat fee of $275 per side. At the parties’ option, Resolute can also provide rooms at its Manhattan (370 Lexington Avenue) or Long Island (90 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY) locations and order in lunch for everyone, all at no cost to the parties.