William H. Baker, Esq. William H. Baker, Esq.
Arbitrator and Mediator

Arbitration Cases

Mr. Baker has served as panel chair, wing arbitrator, or sole arbitrator in numerous international and domestic matters. The disputes have ranged in size from low six-figure damage claims to claims in excess of $1 billion. A representative list of some of the disputes in which he has served as an arbitrator is set forth below:

• A dispute involving claims of patent infringement, antitrust violations, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair and deceptive business practices relating to the licensing of pharmaceutical patents.
• A claim arising out of the shipment of railway cars manufactured in Canada.
• A dispute relating to royalties due under a license of biotech patents.
• A claim relating to allegedly defective electronic devices shipped from Taiwan.
• A breach of contract claim relating to the shipment of vanilla beans from Africa.
• A dispute relating to software contracts in Russia.
• A claim arising out of the termination of a distributorship arrangement in France.
• A dispute relating to infringement of biological patents.
• A claim for fraudulent inducement, mutual mistake, and breach of contract with respect to an agreement to invest in several projects in Russia.
• A claim for breach of contract, tort and environmental pollution arising out of oil drilling in Ecuador.

• A contractual dispute alleging inadequate supervision and conduct of a worldwide Stage 3 drug trial for a drug used in cancer treatment.
• A claim for failure to pay legal fees in connection with representation of a subsidiary of a jewelry company in Monaco and a counterclaim for legal malpractice.
• A dispute relating to the termination of a joint-venture in Africa in the telecommunications industry.
• Claims for legal malpractice and theft of trade secrets in connection with legal representation in a patent infringement case.
• A claim against a law firm for professional negligence in preparing and reviewing certain assignment agreements.
• A claim for breach of a partnership agreement.
• A claim for underreporting of royalties and a counterclaim for discriminatory license terms in violation of European antitrust approvals in connection with the licensing of a pool of patents in the electronics industry.
• Numerous class action disputes arising out of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts.
• Miscellaneous breach of contract and construction disputes.


Mediation Cases

Mr. Baker has mediated disputes involving an extremely wide range of subject matters with alleged damages ranging from low, five-figure amounts to amounts well in excess of one hundred million dollars. A representative list of some of the disputes he has mediated is set forth below:

• Claim for wrongful termination and theft of trade secrets with respect to a software model that values the risk portfolios of different fixed income securities.
• Claim of theft of trade secrets and patent infringement with respect to computer modeling technology to predict the performance of untested chemical compounds.
• Numerous and varied breach of contract claims arising under a wide variety of commercial contracts.
• Claim against a mortgage company for failure to fulfill its obligations under federally sponsored Home Affordable Mortgage Program to home owners in financial distress.
• Claim against multiple companies in the luggage industry for infringement of patents relating to luggage locks that can be opened for TSA security inspections without damaging the locks or impairing the security of the luggage.
• Numerous and varied employment claims including wrongful termination, sex and age discrimination, and workplace harassment.
• Fraud, theft of trade secrets, Lanham Act, false advertising, and reverse palming off of trade dress claims involving companies in the advertising industry.
• Numerous and varied product liability claims for wrongful death or serious injury against car companies and other equipment manufacturers.
• Numerous and varied construction claims including claims for defective construction and delay damages.
• Miscellaneous claims for violation of civil rights under 28 USC Section 1983.