From 1985 through 2002, Matt Geyer was a
Commercial Litigation Partner at two of San Francisco’s premier law firms –
Landels Ripley & Diamond and Rogers Joseph O’Donnell – where his practice
covered a wide range of legal issues and industries.
In 1991, Mr. Geyer began serving as a neutral arbitrator through the
American Arbitration Association, in commercial cases involving a similar
range of law and industries. At the end of 2001, he began to focus his
practice increasingly on service as a neutral. A year later, in the wake of
changes in California law affecting arbitrators and mediators, he left the
big firm life – and the conflicts such a practice presents for neutrals – to
set up his own firm in San Francisco.
Mr. Geyer’s practice now focuses primarily on service as a neutral
arbitrator and mediator, either through the AAA or his own office. He is a
Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and on the Board of
Directors of The Mediation Society. He is a member of the AAA’s National
Roster of Commercial Arbitrators, its Large Complex Case Panel, its
Securities Panel and its Mediation Panel.