Alan Ribakoff represented clients in business and employment disputes law for more than 40 years before transitioning to a neutral practice. His substantive legal expertise and “hands on” litigation experience with a wide range of legal issues has enhanced his skills as an arbitrator and enabled him to successfully resolve numerous matters which had been deemed “irresolvable.”
He started his legal career in 1967 at Monteleone & McRory, becoming a partner in 1970; For the next eleven years, he worked extensively on mergers and acquisitions, public stock offerings, internal management and stockholder disputes, partnership and joint venture matters, public and private construction contracts and claims, and complex contract, fraud and breach of trust matters. In 1981 Mr. Ribakoff joined the firm of Allred, Maroko, Goldberg and Ribakoff, where he was the partner in charge of business litigation matters. He expanded his areas of practice to encompass insurance and surety bond matters, bankruptcy and regulatory issues, as well as disputes involving fiduciary duties, professional malpractice, unfair competition and all aspects of employment law including, wrongful termination, discrimination, defamation, and invasion of privacy.
Beginning in 1991, Mr. Ribakoff served as Vice-President and in-house General Counsel of a group of corporations, publishing 12 magazines. He oversaw all legal and regulatory issues, supervised an extensive international trademark licensing program, and handled legal issues involving the creation and operation of a franchise distribution system. Mr. Ribakoff continued to perform his previous in-house duties as outside General Counsel and was extensively involved in two major corporate acquisitions, which included the sale of the entire publishing group, as well as representing numerous other business clients.
Mr. Ribakoff became a full time neutral in 2000, joining the American Arbitration Association as a member of the Commercial and Employment panels. He has handled many diverse arbitrations through award in matters, from employment disputes to complex intellectual property matters.
Subject of feature article entitled Voice of Experience published in Verdicts & Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 13, 2014
Author of article entitled “Is Disclosure Still Required When There is No There, There” Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 13, 2013