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Marc J. Goldstein, Mediator & Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Marc J. Goldstein

MJG Arbitration & Mediation
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Marc J. Goldstein ( is a New York-based arbitrator and mediator in international and domestic commercial disputes, devoting his full time to service as a neutral after a 37-year advocacy career that included leadership of the arbitration practices of two international law firms. As an international arbitration he is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA 2019. As a mediator he has been certified by International Mediation Institute since 2015.He has been named annually for more than a decade as a leading practitioner in international commercial arbitration by Global Arbitration Review (Who’s Who Legal), Best Lawyers in America, and New York Super Lawyers.

As author since 2009 of Arbitration Commentaries (, Mr. Goldstein is also an essayist and commentator on developments in the law and practice of international dispute resolution, serving a global readership.  Engaged mainly as an arbitrator since 2006, he frequently sits in cases involving complex financial products and transactions, the pharmaceutical sector, and a wide variety of business relationships.

As an advocate, he represented investors in arbitrations against States and State-owned entities, and acted for U.S. and foreign clients in dozens of arbitrations and litigations in sectors as diverse as pharmaceuticals, real estate, construction, franchising, securities, banking, and sports/entertainment, and on legal subject matters ranging from public international law to U.S. antitrust and securities law. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the International Arbitration Clubs in New York and London, the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, and U.S. Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His name is included in the arbitrator rosters of the AAA (ICDR and Large/Complex Case); CPR Distinguished Panels of Neutrals (international, national, accounting, banking-finance), the International Arbitration Centres of Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, as well as the ICC arbitrator database.  Mr. Goldstein was graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, was an editor of Law Review at the University of Virginia Law School, and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1980.  He has written many articles on arbitration for major peer reviewed publications such Arbitration International and the American Review of International Arbitration, and is a visiting lecturer in the professional development program at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition


  • University of Pennsylvania (BA, magna cum laude, 1976);
  • University of Virginia Law School (JD, Member, Virginia Law Review, 1980).



For training relating to arbitration, see Resumes linked at


Training related to mediation:

Harvard Program on Negotiation Advanced Level Master Class (November 2016); Harvard Program on Negotiation Webinar, "Bargaining With the Devil: Strategies and Techniques for Negotiating with Tough Opponents", presented by Robert H. Mnookin (July 13, 2016); International Mediation Institute (IMI) mediator certification course and assessment, Brussels, August 2015 (successfully completed and certification obtained); Harvard Program on Negotiation, September 2013; New York Supreme Court mediator training 2009.


Recently completed reading on Conflict Resolution: George W. Adams Q.C., Mediating Justice: Legal Dispute Negotiations (completed August 2017); Padraig O'Malley, The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine --A Tale of Two Narratives (completed July 2017); Deepak Malhotra, Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (completed July 2016); Robert H. Mnookin, Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes (completed July 2016); Robert H. Mnookin, Bargaining With the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight (completed July 2016); Daniel Shapiro, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts (completed July 2016);.Viet Than Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (completed June 2016)



Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Law Institute (Members' Consultative Group for Restatement (Third) of The U.S. Law of lnternational Commercial Arbitration);
  • International Arbitration Club of New York;
  • Arbitration Committee, New York City Bar Association;
  • New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section (Executive Committee);
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow);
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow and formerly Member of NY Chapter Executive Committee);
  • London International Arbitration Club;
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society;
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow);
  • American Bar Association (Section of International Law, former Co-Chair Canada Committee, Vice-Chair International Mediation Committee, Senior Adviser International Arbitration Committee).

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