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
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Marc's Arbitration Blog

Now approaching the tenth anniversary of the founding of his unique New York-based international (and domestic) dispute resolution practice, Mr. Goldstein continues to achieve important professional milestones: his 35th appointment as an independent arbitrator, increased activity as an international mediator of arbitrable disputes following his IMI mediator certification in 2015, his first publication of an article in the LCIA's Arbitration International, and expanded use in his advocacy practice of cutting edge litigation support technology that enables Mr. Goldstein to work effectively as an advocate against larger-staffed adversaries in high value disputes.

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:

  • New York Super LawyersTM
  • Who's Who in Commercial ArbitrationTM
  • Best Lawyers in AmericaTM
and, rejoining a publication that first listed Mr. Goldstein in 2002
  • Euromoney Commercial Arbitration Expert GuideTM
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.

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.

Who's Who Legal Again Selects Mr. Goldstein
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Mr. Goldstein Selected by Euromoney Expert Guide
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Mr. Goldstein Honored by The Best Lawyers in America
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IT Litigation Engagement Continues
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New Cross-Cultural Mediation Engagement
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Mr. Goldstein represents US and foreign companies in complex commercial disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals. His advocacy practice is mainly based on referral of matters from large law firms that for reasons of conflict or scale cannot entertain the matter. Mr. Goldstein currently represents a European technology company in US federal litigation against a Fortune 100 technology company in a matter involving contract and intellectual property claims. Within the past year Mr. Goldstein represented the US-based joint venture partner of a joint venture to develop real estate in Eastern Europe, in an ICDR arbitration, and achieved a successful settlement at an early stage. He has successfully represented an important US pharmaceutical developer in two ICDR arbitrations and consulted concerning other potential high value litigation for the same client within the past year.

Mr. Goldstein's advocacy career has included several international investor-state arbitrations and a much larger number of commercial arbitrations. He represented a U.S. claimant in one of the seminal cases from the early years of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, represented a U.S. pharmaceuticals company in ICC arbitration when its foreign assets were re-nationalized by a Central European state, and acted for a European investor in arbitration seated in Singapore resulting from a joint venture with a State-owned company of the People's Republic of China. In 2012-13, one of Mr. Goldstein's engagements as counsel in an international commercial arbitration seated in New York entailed ancillary enforcement and provisional relief proceedings in Canada, Singapore and the Cayman Islands, and Mr. Goldstein directed the work of co-counsel engaged in those jurisdictions and also acted for the client in litigation related to the arbitration in U.S. District Court. Throughout his career, Mr. Goldstein has 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. 

(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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