About this Talk: In this installment of the ADR Times VLOG series, Olympic arbitrator Maidie Oliveau gives an overview of how disputes regarding officials’ rulings and athlete eligibility are handled during the Olympic Games. Mrs. Oliveau is one of twelve arbitrators selected worldwide to be on this year’s London Olympic Games arbitration panel, and she spoke here as part of an ADR Times round table discussion with acclaimed sports law neutral Alan Rothenberg, athlete lawyer Howard Jacobs, and sports law mediator and arbitrator Jeff Benz.
About Maidie Oliveau: Maidie Oliveau is counsel at Arent Fox, is on the panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the London Court of International Arbitration, and has acted as an arbitrator in cases brought under the US Anti-Doping Agency protocol and the US Olympic Committee Code of Conduct. Website—
About Jeff Benz: Jeff Benz has extensive, overarching and hands-on experience as a litigator, in house counsel, transactional attorney, outside counsel, and ADR neutral spanning nearly two decades of practice. He is a former professional athlete, has served as general council of the US Olympic Committee, and has mediated hundreds of sports law cases. Website—