Louise E. Dembeck is a fulltime professional Arbitrator and Mediator. She is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a member of the Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), AAA (American Arbitration Association), NAF (National Arbitration Forum), CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and the U.S.D.C., Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She has served as a Mediator, Neutral, party appointed Arbitrator and Panel Chair in more than 280 complex business, contract & commercial disputes involving a wide variety of industries including authorís rights, building and construction, copyright, domain name disputes, entertainment, healthcare, hotel & hospitality, insurance, IP, international, motion picture, music, publishing, real estate, technology, television, trademarks, unfair competition and other media and communications matters.

Her professional training in arbitration and mediation includes the following:   Ms. Dembeck has had over 265 hours of basic, advanced and international ADR training through ICC International Court of Arbitration; CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; World International Property Organization (WIPO); American Arbitration Association (AAA); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Association of the Bar of the City of New York. 

Her background and professional associations:   Until leaving to become President of The AIMAC Center in 1998, she was the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Time Warner Inc.  A lawyer and executive with Time Warner for nearly 25 years, she also served as Vice President, Time Warner Europe and, during her last five (5) years at Time Warner, as Senior Vice President, International, responsible for the integration and management of cross-corporate coordination among Time Warner's diverse business units and for identifying and evaluating emerging issues relevant to it's global business operations.

Ms. Dembeck began her career there in 1975 as General Counsel to a Warner Cable task force responsible for creating Qube, the first two-way interactive cable television system. Later, as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, from 1976 to 1993, reporting directly to the corporate General Counsel and Office of the President, she worked with the heads of each of the divisions of Time Warner advising on intellectual property, interactive programming, new markets and other emerging issues. She was responsible for overseeing, directing and coordinating the adoption, appropriate use,administration, prosecution, and litigation with respect to copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights of the Company, its divisions and subsidiaries worldwide. In 1979, at the request of the Motion Picture Association of America, she wrote the FBI Warning Notice against unlawful reproduction of videocassettes which was adopted by the industry and has appeared on all pre-recorded videotape since.

Between 1986 and 1990, Ms. Dembeck was a key strategist for the U.S. private sector in the Uruguay Round of the GATT negotiations representing the interests of the American traditional copyright industries--film, television, records, music, publishing. In 1993, she concluded a three year assignment to Brussels, Belgium where, having initiated the concept, she opened and ran the Time Warner European corporate headquarters. making Time Warner the first U.S. based entertainment company to establish a Brussels headquarters committed to an integrated Europe. While functioning as Vice President for Time Warner in Europe, Ms. Dembeck continued in her position as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for the Time Warner companies worldwide, responsible for setting corporate policy on intellectual property matters and proposing corporate strategy with respect to new markets and emerging issues.

A philosophy major at Hunter College, Ms. Dembeck received a Juris Doctor degree from the College of Law at Syracuse University where she studied as a Gerald Resnick Memorial Scholar and was the only woman in her graduating class.  She served as Recent Decisions Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, and was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society.

She is a Past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution -- Greater New York Chapter; Co-Chair of the Entertainment ADR Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution and a Member of the Entertainment & Sports Industry, Intellectual Property Law, International Law and Science & Technology Sections; New York City Bar Association Arbitration Committee; Copyright Society of the United States, New York New Media Association and New York Women in Film and Television.   

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