Thomas J. Klitgaard

Dillingham & Murphy LLP
353 Sacramento Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, California 94111


Areas Of Practice

Asian Disputes
Intellectual Property
Partnership Disputes
Trade Secrets


Attorney, Dillingham & Murphy 1997-present
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Sega of America, Inc. 1992-1996
Vice President, Senior Vice President, Tandem Comp;uters Incorporated, 1985-1992
Partner, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, 1971-1985
Associate, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, 1964-1971
Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 1963-1964
Law Clerk to Justice William O. Douglas, United States Supreme Court, 1961-1962
Adjunct professor is Asian Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2002-present
Visiting Professor, Real Property Secured Transactions; Uniform Commercial Code, University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) 1967-1968
Adjunct Professor, Corporate Law and Partnershipss, University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) 1997

Areas of Expertise

Arbitration and Mediation, domestic and International
Commercial Litigation (plaintiff and defendant)
Comparative Law, China, Japan, Hong Kong SAR,  the Koreas, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan (considered by China to be a province), Thailand, Vietnam, and the other Asian Countries
International Commercial Disputes
Familiarity with Tax Laws and International Treaties with the United States for Friendship, Commerce and Navigation
Negotiation and Problem Solving (commercial and public interest))


A.B, University of San Francisco, Summa Cum Laude, 1956
LL.B., University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall), 1961
Certificate, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Mandarin Language Program 1979
Certificate, The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Executive Program, Dartmouth College, 1990
Other: Graduate, United States Army Antiaircraft Guided Missile School (computers, electronics, radar), 1957; Course work in economics and geology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1957-1958

Achievements, Memberships and Publications (partial list)

Editor- in-Chief, California Law Review, 1960-1961
Fellow, American College of Commercial Arbitrators, 2009
Member, Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis Nexis Legal Advisory Board
Member, American Bar Association, Sections of Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law
Co-Chair, United States Supreme Court Historical Society Membership Committtee
Trustee, University of San Francisco
Trustee Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Member of Board of Directors, San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Member of Board of Directors, Co President and Vice President,, Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
Magnolia Silver Award, Shanghai Municipal Government for Contributions to Development of Shanghai and Friendly Relations, 2011
Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, San Francisco Bay Area Council, for contributions to Scouting

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience Over thirty years experience as a domestic
and international arbitrator in commercial and technology disputes; twenty five years
intermittent experience as a mediator in commercial, employment, employee benefits,
financial, investment and public interest disputes, including racial segregation in public
education and police officer-citizen confrontation disputes.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2012;
College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Updates, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010; AAA
Advanced Mediator Training, 2010; AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration
(ACE004), 2010, 2005; ICDR 7th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference,
Increasing the Corporate Counsel Role in International Dispute Resolution, 2009; Hong
Kong International Arbitration Centre, Adjudication Training and Assessment Update,
2009; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002),
2008; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001),
2008; Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 19th Annual Workshop, Damages in
International Arbitration, Strategies, Techniques & Presentation, 2008; 10th Annual
American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, New Mediation Practices and
Techniques, 2008; ICDR 5th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference,
Arbitration in Las Americas: a 360 Degree View, 2007; California Court of Appeal, First
Appellate District, Update on Mediator Training, 2007, 2004; The Institute for
Transnational Arbitration, Investment Treaty Arbitration in the 21st Century, 2006; The
Center for American and International Law, National and International Arbitration in
India, 2006; ICDR/Bar of the City of New York-Commercial Dispute Committee/D.C.
Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee, International Commercial Arbitration in
Latin America, 2005; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Update on
International Arbitration Procedures, 2005; The Institute for Transnational Arbitration,
The Art of Arbitrating, 2005; AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure (ACE003), 2004;
AAA International Arbitration Symposium, 2003; California Court of Appeal, First
Appellate District, Appellate Mediator Training 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator
Training, 1999; Southwestern Legal Foundation, The Transnational Arbitration of High
Technology Disputes, 1996; numerous other ADR training programs on various subjects
continuing to present.

353 Sacramento Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111

P: 415-397-2700
E: [email protected]