Marc J Goldstein Law Offices and Arbitration ChambersMarc J. Goldstein Law Offices and Arbitration Chambers
Marc J. Goldstein Law Offices and Arbitration Chambers
Marc J. Goldstein Law Offices and Arbitration Chambers

Marc J. Goldstein Litigation & Arbitration Chambers
One Rockefeller Plaza,
11th Floor
New York, NY 10020

Tel: (212) 799-8605
Mobile: (917) 498-1230
Skype: marc.goldstein5

Marc's Arbitration Blog

Welcome to my re-designed website as of April 2017. Those of you who have visited here over the past ten years, since I founded my sole practice in March 2007, will notice some fundamental changes. I have changed the “firm” name to LexMarc Arbitration, connoting a decision to focus my practice on arbitration engagements, primarily as an independent arbitrator, but not necessarily to the exclusion of engagements as an advocate before arbitral tribunals or in judicial proceedings related to arbitration. (I also conduct mediations, as explained elsewhere in these web pages.) Another important change to my website is that the content is now written in the first person. The new “firm” name is adopted from the domain name that I have historically used in my practice, for e-mail, general website, and Arbitration Commentaries (respectively,,, and

My practice consists primarily of engagements as an independent arbitrator in complex and high-value commercial disputes, with an approximately even division between international arbitrations and U.S. domestic arbitrations. In recent years the majority of my appointments have been as the presiding arbitrator of three-member tribunals, usually upon the nomination of the party-appointed co-arbitrators but occasionally upon selection by the provider organization. I have had considerable exposure in recent appointments to financial services, banking, insurance, and pharmaceuticals.   A more complete listing of subject matters of my cases as arbitrator since I began service as an arbitrator in 2006 can be found on my AAA CV, for which a link is provided on this home page. I have been appointed in cases under AAA international and domestic rules, and under the ICC, LCIA and CPR Rules. I maintain active relationships with the provider organizations, publish in their journals, speak at or participate in their conferences, and maintain a position on their arbitrator rosters. In 2016 I was selected to the CPR’s exclusive National Panel, having been for several years on its Distinguished Panels of Neutrals for international, accounting, and banking-finance disputes.  Annually I am privileged to be recommended for my work in international arbitration in several publications that rank legal professionals based on peer surveys: New York Super Lawyers TM, Who’s Who in Commercial Arbitration™, Best Lawyers in America™, Euromoney Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide™
Serious writing about arbitration law and practice issues is an important part of my activity. Since 2009 I have written more than 150 “posts” to Arbitration Commentaries. My article Living (or not) with the partisan arbitrator: are there limits to deliberations secrecy? appears in Vol. 32, No. 4 (2016) of Arbitration International. My article A Glance Into History for the Emergency Arbitrator will shortly appear in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration: The Fordham Papers 2016. I have just completed the new chapter on non-party discovery in U.S.-seated arbitrations for the forthcoming 4th edition of the College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices.  This contribution was in some respects an encapsulation of key points addressed in the New York City Bar Association’s (2015) Annotated Model Arbitral Witness Summons, for which I served as the leader of the drafting committee. Links to many of my published articles may be found at the “Publications” link above.
My arbitration community activities and memberships include the International Arbitration Club of New York, the International Council on Commercial Arbitration, the American Society of International Law, the Executive Committees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch and the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, the Members Consultative Group for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, and the International Commercial Disputes Committee and Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association. I am a member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS) and I maintain meaningful connections to the Canadian international arbitration bar including teaching faculty engagements for TCAS and for the Osgoode Hall Law School’s Continuing Professional Development program.

During my career as an advocate I was involved in several international investor-state arbitrations and a much larger number of international commercial arbitrations. As a young lawyer in the 1980s I was involved in the representation of a U.S. claimant in one of the seminal cases from the early years of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.  I also represented a U.S. pharmaceuticals company in ICC arbitration when its foreign assets were re-nationalized by a Central European state, and I acted for a European investor in an arbitration seated in Singapore resulting from a joint venture with a State-owned Chinese company. During my advocacy career I litigated complex commercial cases in state and federal courts across the United States, with a particular concentration of cases in securities and financial services (including derivatives), antitrust, professional sports, banking and finance, commercial transactions, real estate, intellectual property, corporate restructuring, shareholder disputes, officer and director liability, and employment law.
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(Link Here to MJG IMI Bio)
Mr. Goldstein has served as the mediator in approximately 70 cases since beginning service as a mediator in 2009. His settlement rate exceeds 80 percent. The International Mediation Institute (IMI) issued its certification to Mr. Goldstein in September 2015 following his completion of the written and oral assessments held in Brussels on August 30, 2015. IMI maintains a feedback digest that contains evaluations of Mr. Goldstein's performance as a mediator submitted by counsel and parties whom he has served. If you are considering to appoint Mr. Goldstein as a mediator, you may gain access to the feedback digest via the link to Mr. Goldstein IMI biography at the heading of this section. To enrich his skills as a mediator, Mr. Goldstein completed the basic course of the Harvard Program on Negotiation (HPON) in 2013, and expects to complete the exclusive HPON Master Class on Negotiation in November 2016. Beginning in Summer 2016, Mr. Goldstein will undertake voluntarily the reading and writing requirements of the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) program of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where his daughter USN Lieut. (Ret.) Andrea N. Goldstein will matriculate as a student in the MALD program.

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