Marc J. Goldstein acts as an advocate, arbitrator, and mediator in business disputes, often those with cross-border elements. In early 2015 Mr. Goldstein announced a new global initiative to expand his service offerings as a mediator in high-value transnational disputes.
Mr. Goldstein created and writes Arbitration Commentaries a widely-read online resource reporting mainly on U.S. developments affecting the law and practice of international arbitration. In the past year he has once again been listed in:
for his accomplishments in international commercial arbitration. He maintains an active roster of cases as advocate and as neutral, and in the past five years his professional time has been nearly evenly divided between those activities. He is a panelist on many arbitrator rosters, including the AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the AAA's Commercial and Large/Complex Case panels, the CPR's Distinguished Panels of Neutrals for international, accounting, and banking-finance disputes, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Centre. He is also a member of the arbitration committee of the U.S. national committee of the ICC Court of International Arbitration.
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Mr. Goldstein is active in the organized bar in his fields of concentration, currently including service as co-chair of the International Mediation Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, as a member of the executive committees of the New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, and in the American Law Institute's Members' Consultative Group for the Restatement (Third) of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration. He is also a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the International Arbitration Clubs of New York and London, the Swiss Arbitration Association, and the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. He also serves on the program committee of the new New York International Arbitration Center.
March 2015 marked the eighth anniversary of the founding of Mr. Goldstein's individual practice. In those years, there has been expansion in Mr. Goldstein's practice as an arbitrator and also as an advocate. In the latter role, he often is engaged for disputes in the $5 million to $50 million range that large firms with arbitration expertise may or may not be able to undertake. Before March 2007, Mr. Goldstein had been the leader of the international arbitration practices in two major law firms in New York. In January 2009, Mr. Goldstein created Arbitration Commentaries, a website where he publishes analysis of developments in the law and practice of commercial arbitration. (A link to Arbitration Commentaries appears at the right-hand border of this home page). Mr. Goldstein is also a teacher in his field as a guest lecturer at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto. He is a contributor to widely-distributed publications in the arbitration field. Most recently, Mr. Goldstein's article "Annulled Awards in the U.S. Courts: How Primary Is Primary Jurisdiction?" was published in Volume 25 No. 1 of the American Review of International Arbitration. Another one of his recent works (in collaboration with Professor Linda Silberman) was a Report of the International Arbitration Club of New York on Forum Non Conveniens in Award-Enforcement Proceedings in U.S. Courts, published in the American Review of International Arbitration.