Now in the tenth year of his unique New York-based sole practitioner international (and also domestic) dispute resolution practice, Mr. Goldstein in the past year achieved a number of professional milestones: his 30th appointment as an independent arbitrator, his certification as an international mediator by the International Mediation Institute, his highest-value international technology law litigation advocacy engagement, his first publication of an article in the LCIA's Arbitration International, and his most active year as an invited speaker on arbitration law and practice including his first appearance as a faculty member of the Fordham Conference.
Mr. Goldstein also secured recognition in the past year as the primary author of the New York City Bar Association's Annotated Model Federal Arbitral Witness Summons, which has rapidly emerged as the best practices reference guide for obtaining non-party evidence in US-seated international arbitrations. Links to Mr. Goldstein's published articles may be found at the "Publications" link above.
As an arbitrator, Mr. Goldstein has been appointed in a wide range of commercial disputes, perhaps because his advocacy career has been as a general commercial advocate and not as a specialist in a particular economic sector. Nevertheless due to his deep background in accounting and finance matters, many cases involving the banking and finance sector, mergers and acquisitions, options and derivatives, business valuations, and asset securitization, have attracted users of arbitration to appoint Mr. Goldstein.
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 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 York International Arbitration Center.
March 2016 marked the ninth 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.