Here’s my bio for a speaking engagement. Feel free to cut and paste. A link to my headshot is also below.
Shirish Gupta is an award-winning neutral known for his legal acumen and economic prowess, which makes him particularly adept at diving into complex financial/technical disputes, including IP, securities and accounting, and class actions. Shirish is sought out by Silicon Valley startups, as well as Fortune 500 companies. In 2014, The Recorder conducted an extensive survey of Bay Area attorneys and named Shirish the Best Independent Mediator.
Shirish is an active, hands-on mediator who works with the parties until the matter is fully resolved. For example, he once mediated a global settlement of all 36 pending and contemplated actions.
Prior to joining JAMS, Shirish practiced law with Mayer Brown, Howard Rice and Flashpoint Law. His practice focused on the areas he specializes in as a neutral – commercial, securities, class actions, IP, founder disputes and employment.
In 2013, Shirish’s mediation skills were recognized when he was recruited to mediate Superstorm Sandy insurance coverage claims in New York. At the peak, he was mediating and resolving 4 claims per day. In 2016-2018, Shirish recognized the ongoing harm caused by Sandy and helped resolve homeowner flood insurance claims in New York and New Jersey, taking the time to learn the homeowner’s concerns and helping explain the intricacies of FEMA’s flood insurance policies.
Shirish serves as a Lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School and an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings. He is sought out by law firms and in-house departments for mediation and negotiation trainings.
Shirish has been a leader in the majority and diverse bar associations. Shirish served as Co-Chair of the California State Bar Council of Sections, President of the South Asian Bar of Northern California and Alternate Regional Governor of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He currently serves in the Intellectual Property Section of Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley.
When not mediating, Shirish can usually be found on a soccer pitch refereeing.
JAMS bio: www.jamsadr.com/gupta
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirishg