Roderick M. Thompson


Rod joined JAMS in 2020 as a mediator and arbitrator with extensive experience in commercial disputes involving technology, intellectual property and/or competition. Prior to JAMS, Rod was a partner at a large international law firm and more recently at a midsize Bay Area law firm and was best known for success in high-stakes commercial litigation. He has successfully mediated over 100 patent, trade secrets, trademark/advertising and copyright-related controversies as well as serving as arbitrator in dozens of commercial cases. Rod also has experience in cybersecurity, employment, entertainment and healthcare disputes. He is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property, antitrust, and efficient dispute resolution. Rod has been listed for many years among the World’s Leading Technology neutrals (SVAMC), Best Lawyers in America - Intellectual Property Litigation, IP Stars in Managing Intellectual Property and a Northern California Super Lawyer. In 2016 he received the California Lawyer of the Year Award.