Dixon Dern is a practicing attorney and additionally acts as both an arbitrator an mediator and in both labor and commercial matters, with an emphasis on entertainment, intellectual property and labor/employment matters; he and has arbitrated numerous entertainment, commercial and labor matters since 1967; he is a neutral Arbitrator on the Producers/Writers Guild of America and Producers/Directors Guild of America panels and for American Arbitration Association. He serves as a neutral Arbitrator on the Independent Film & Television Alliance (American Film Market) Arbitration Panel and is a member of IFTA’s Arbitration Advisory Committee. He has also been a mediator in a number of business and entertainment related cases and is currently serving on the Court of Appeal, 2d District Mediation program. He is an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Dominquez Hills, teaching in the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building (NCRP) Program. In his role as a member of the Board of the State Bar of California, in 1985-86 he helped draft and was instrumental in securing legislative support that led to the Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) of 1986.
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Articles and Video:
Finale of Birbrower
This is a brief article covering the background of the Birbrower case and the adoption of new legislation in California which will allow foreign attorneys to appear in international arbitrations.
Can Intellectual Property Disputes Be Resolved Privately—Sure, Why Not?
I recently met with a group of entertainment attorneys (like myself) here in Los Angeles, some of whom were also considering entering the arbitration field. A significant number of these attorneys did not understand that copyright infringement and other intellectual property disputes can be arbitrated or mediated.
From Dixon Dern
Mediate.com is without question one of the best sources for current information about mediation and, more importantly (to me) excellent articles on specialized topics. In fact, from time to time I have recommended articles to students in my conflict resolution classes at CSUDH bcause of their insight and currency. Republishing all of the ODR book was an amazing contribution. Thanks for such good work.