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Andrew Goodman focuses his practice on resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution for businesses, securities broker-dealers and other attorneys.  Through his practical approach and vigorous representation, Andy has developed deep, personal relationships with clients some of whom he has represented for more than 30 years.

Andrew Goodman represents clients in complex corporate and commercial matters including corporate, partnership and real estate disputes; as well as fiduciary duty, securities fraud and stockholder and derivative claims.  Andy handles matters cost efficiently while minimizing disruption to his clients and their business without compromising effectiveness.  If there is no available practical business solution, Andy draws on his 40 years of trial experience and zealously represents his client’s rights through the courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the country. 

Andy also represents securities broker-dealers in customer and industry arbitrations, regulatory inquiries, disciplinary proceedings and investigations by the SEC, NYSE, FINRA and state agencies.  He advises broker-dealers on registration, regulatory, compliance and policy issues, and he has served as counsel to a major association of agency only broker/dealers.  He also is involved in corporate and commercial transactions, generally with regulatory issues or arising from venture capital activities of broker-dealer clients. 

Andy is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a select honorary society of litigators and trial lawyers nationally recognized for their effectiveness and accomplishments in litigation, and the highest ethical reputations. Andy served as the Arbitration Vice-Chair of the American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution (known as the AAADR) of the LCA from 2012-2016, and is currently Chair of the Institute.  Andy is leading the AAADR’s mission of fostering a greater understanding of alternative methods for dispute resolution including arbitration to provide clients access to more cost-effective alternatives to traditional litigation.  Towards the same objective, Andy is also the Coordinator for the arbitration sub-initiative of Globalaw, a select international law firm network. 

In addition, Andy counsels attorneys on issues of professional ethics, has been retained as an expert witness in defense of legal malpractice claims and serves, and has served, as regular outside counsel to major national law firms.

Professional Activities

  • Consultant, Committee of the United States Judicial Conference to Consider Standards for Admission to Practice in the Federal Courts, 1976 - 1980
  • American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Litigation Counsel of America, Chair, 2016-present; Vice-Chair/Arbitration, 2012 - 2016
  • Author of, and counsel of record on, the amicus brief in support of Respondents for the Union for Reform Judaism in Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, 131 S.Ct. 2806 (2011)
  • Member, Amicus Committee, Commission on Social Action, Union of Reform Judaism, 2007 - present
  • Board Member, New York University Chesler Prelaw Program, 2003 - present
  • General Counsel, Westchester (NY) Chamber of Commerce, 2002 - 2007
  • Coordinator, Globalaw International Arbitration Sub-Initiative, 2016-present

Community Activities

  • Chair, Eastern District, Union of Reform Judaism, 2010 - 2012
  • Member, Union of Reform Judaism/Central Conference of American Rabbis Joint Commission on Rabbinic Placement, 2013 - present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Union of Reform Judaism Press, 2013 - 2015
  • President, Greater New York Council of Union of Reform Judaism, 2008-2010; Board Member, 2002-2010; Regional Vice President, 2004-2008
  • Member, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Union of Reform Judaism, 2008 - 2012; Member, Board of Trustees, 2007 - 2014
  • Board Member, Westchester County (NY) United Jewish Appeal Business and Professional Division, 2005-2007
  • President, Scarsdale (NY) Synagogue/Tremont Temple, 2000-2002

Experience

Experience

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Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2003

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1977

New York University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors | Recognitions

  • Listed in Chambers USA as a Recognized Practitioner for Litigation: Securities (New York), 2014-2017
  • Listed as Legal Leaders “New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers” by New York magazine, 2012 - 2013, 2015 
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2008 - present
  • Listed as "Legal Elite" for New York City Litigators, Avenue Magazine, 2010 - 2011
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, 2010 - 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Preeminent Peer Review Rated

 

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