Harvard University A.B.(Cum Laude, Chemistry & Physics) 1991; New York University School of Law J.D. 1997.
Mr. Cheng practices in general commercial litigation, intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets), and alternative dispute resolution, along with some consultation and transactional/corporate work (licensing, due diligence). He heads the firm's Trademarks and Unfair Competition Practice. With nearly 20 years of experience handling a broad array of business disputes in federal and state courts, Mr. Cheng counsels high net-worth individuals and small to middle-market business entities in industries as varied as high-tech, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products, food and hospitality, retail, and financial services. More information is available at www.linkedin.com/in/theocheng.
As an ADR professional, Mr. Cheng provides private mediation, arbitration, and dispute resolution consulting services, with a focus on intellectual property and technology disputes. He is an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Resolute Systems, as well as for several federal and state courts. As a neutral, Mr. Cheng has conducted over 275 arbitrations, mediations, settlement discussions, and inquests. He received a 2013 AAA A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellowship and is a member of the AAA's Board of Directors.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Cheng was a senior litigator at several prominent national law firms. He was also a marketing consultant in the brokerage operations of MetLife Insurance Company, where he was designated a Chartered life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant, as well as a Series 7 General Securities Representative. Mr. Cheng served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of several professional associations, for which he serves on various litigation, intellectual property, and ADR sections and committees, including both the Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Cheng also serves on both the New Jersey Supreme Court's Arbitration Advisory Committee and Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, and he is a member of the New York International Arbitration Center.