M. Scott Donahey

Arbitrator and Mediator
Palo Alto, CA


M. Scott Donahey is an arbitrator and mediator with more than 20 years experience in complex commercial, intellectual property, and international commercial disputes. In prior practice, he was a litigator in San Francisco, New York, and Palo Alto law firms. He has served as adjunct professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law and at the Golden Gate University School of Law.

Mr. Donahey has been an arbitrator and mediator of disputes involving patent infringement, trademarks, domain names, joint development agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, copyright infringement, and other complex commercial matters involving damages claims in the tens of millions and hundreds of million dollars. He is on numerous arbitration and mediation panels around the world.

Mr. Donahey is a member in good standing of the bars of California, Illinois, and Arizona, as well as the bars of numerous federal courts. He received his B.A. from Stanford University, with distinction, his M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University, summa cum laude.