Mediation Locations
United States - NY
Mediation languages
Current position and background
Arbitrator and Mediator in international and US commercial disputes. One of fewer than a dozen US specialists of international arbitration among IMI-certified mediators.

Founded MJG Arbitration & Mediation (f/k/a Marc J. Goldstein Litigation & Arbitration Chambers) in 2007.
Founded Arbitration Commentaries ( in 2009
1980-2003: Proskauer Rose LLP
2004-2007: Hodgson Russ LLP

J.D. University of Virginia School of Law (Board of Editors, Virginia Law Review)
B.A. Magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
Main mediation practice areas
International and domestic commercial disputes. Substantial advocacy background in investor-State arbitration, and ongoing study in the field, as qualifications to mediate investor-State disputes.
Mediation experience
More than 70 cases as mediator. Has participated as advocate in mediations on frequent occasions during 35-year advocacy career.
Description of mediation style
Adapatable to needs of the parties. Prepared to be highly evaluative where such a role is desired.
Focussed on relationship building separately with each party in advance of sessions, to build trust and confidence and understanding.
Code of professional conduct
New York Rules of Professional Conduct (by law)
American Arbitration Association/American Bar Association Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (accepted as condition of selection of AAA Mediator Roster)
IMI Code of Professional Conduct (voluntary).
Complaint process
See "A Guide to Attorney Disciplinary Process in New York State" published by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline, available at
Professional indemnity insurance
Feedback Digest
Reviewer: (QAP) Association for International Arbitration ( )
Latest Update: 2015-10-10 12:22:16

This Feedback Digest is based on 8 feedback in 60 mediations, initially submitted in December 2009.

Marc Goldstein served as a mediator for these parties in a great number of sessions.

All cases were settled at the mediation stage with one exception. All participants in the feedback digest expressed their belief that Marc Goldstein is a highly professional, capable, bright, patient and tenacious mediator.

In the feedbacks provided, Mr. Goldstein’s overall skill and ability were given a 5/5 across the board. All parties stated that they would use his services again and would also recommend his services to others.
Furthermore, the parties indicated that Marc Goldstein showed the ability to balance the emotional aspects of case with the facts and bring the two sides, which were initially very far apart, to an acceptable solution.
The feedbacks stressed his professionalism, creativity, fairness and persistence.

Feedbacks also showed his ability to help parties indentify and analyze problems to such extent as it led to a successful resolution of the conflict. Moreover, it was noted several times in the feedbacks that people have recommended Mr. Goldstein to other interested parties, and will continue to do so, which undoubtedly speaks for his high professional qualities.

All feedback forms pointed at the professional approach of Marc Goldstein and his competence, as well as highlighted the passion and logic he brought to the negotiating table.

The overall experience of the mediation skill and ability was rated 5/5 in 8 out of the 8 feedbacks.
Generally, parties were satisfied of the costs of the mediation service that Marc Goldstein provided.
No negative responses have arisen in any of the provided feedbacks.

Professional affiliations
American Law Institute (Members Consultative Group for Restatement of the Law of Foreign Relations and Restatement of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration)
American Arbitration Association (Arbitrator and Mediator Rosters, Commercial and International Centre for Dispute Resolution)
U.S. District Court SDNY (Mediator Roster)
New York Supreme Court (Mediator Roster)
CPR Distinguished Panels of Neutrals (National, International, Banking & Finance, Sports & Entertainment)
ICC US Arbitration Committee (Member) and ICC Arbitrator Database
International Council on Commercial Arbitration (Member)
International Arbitration Club of New York (Member)
International Arbitration Club, London (Member)
London Court of International Arbitration (Member)
Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Member of CI Arb New York Branch Executive Committee
Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (Faculty, Gold Standard Arbitrator Training Course)
International Bar Association Committee D (Arbitration)
New York City Bar Association, International Commercial Disputes Committee
Fee rate
USD $800 per hour for study, consultation, and session time.
No charges for travel time. Available to mediate in all locations upon arrangements for reimbursement of travel and lodging costs.
Contact details for references/recommendations
Upon request.
Mediation education and training
Harvard Program on Negotiation Master Class, November 2016
R.H. Mnookin ,Harvard Program on Negotiation Webcast "Bargaining With the Devil", July 2016
Harvard Program on Negotiation, Fall 2013 (Certificate)
Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2008 (Intensive Program)
New York State Court Commercial Division Training Course, 2009.
Reader of Negotiation Literature (as listed on CV)
Mediation teaching and mentoring
ABA International Section Program April 2014 "War and Peace: Lessons for Commercial Mediators from International Conflict Negotiations," Program Chair
Mediation publications
Arbitration Commentaries


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