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O’Melveny’s Eberhart Explores Benefits of Parallel Court and Arbitration Proceedings

May 17, 2016

O’Melveny partner David Eberhart authored the May 17, 2016 Law360 article, “Advantages of Parallel Court and Arbitration Proceedings.” In the article, Eberhart discusses recent judicial and arbitration decisions in favor of eBay Inc., which “demonstrate that it is not always wise to seek a stay where there are simultaneous, related litigation and arbitration proceedings.”

The article points to a federal court win over a RICO claim that client eBay used to positively influence two arbitration wins. “When faced with such parallel proceedings, practitioners should consider whether there are advantages to proceeding in more than one forum simultaneously,” Eberhart observes.

Based in O’Melveny’s San Francisco office, Eberhart focuses his practice on the representation of technology companies, primarily in intellectual property litigation.