Ben H. Sheppard, Jr., is a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Houston Law Center and the director of the school¿s A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center within the Blakely Advocacy Institute.
Sheppard is a retired partner of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. in Houston, where he practiced from 1969-2005 and was co-chair of the firm¿s worldwide international dispute resolution practice. While at Vinson & Elkins, he served as arbitrator and counsel in domestic and international arbitrations. He now practices as a commercial arbitrator.
Sheppard currently serves on the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution International Panel of Arbitrators, and on the CPR Institute¿s Roster of Neutrals, including the CPR Energy and International Panels. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the London Court of International Arbitration. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of The International Arbitration News and was the author of the Report and Recommendation to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association in Support of the 2004 Revision to the AAA/ABA Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes, which revolutionized the standard of conduct for arbitrators in the United States.
Sheppard has taught the Intensive Course on International Commercial Arbitration at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law.
COURSES: International Litigation and Arbitration International Commercial Arbitration International Litigation