Mr. Goldstein is a mediator with broad experience in more than three dozen cases, ranging from international commercial disputes to US antitrust claims to federal civil rights suits against municipalities and law enforcement agencies. He has been recognized by his peers by election to a second term as co-chair of the Mediation Committee in the ABA Section of International Law, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Goldstein accepts appointments as mediator privately and through the rosters of which he is a member: the American Arbitration Association and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court.
Mr. Goldstein's approach to mediation involves in-depth understanding of the positions of the litigants. He seeks to encourage counsel and parties to dedicate themselves to the mediation process with the same zeal that they devote to winning the case in court.
Mr. Goldstein considers service as a mediator in complex, heavily-contested commercial disputes to be a natural progression from long experience as a advocate in such cases. He encourages counsel to view the case as they would in neutral's role, to think and analyze the case outside the role of advocate.
Mr. Goldstein's cases as mediator have included disputes over insurance coverage, syndicating bank lending, alleged price-fixing, franchising, commercial bank lending, and a wide variety of domestic and cross-border commercial contracts.
Prior to beginning service as a commercial dispute mediator, Mr. Goldstein had acted as counsel to parties in mediations on more than 30 occasions.