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Garvey Schubert Barer

June 20, 2016 12:04 ET

Andrew J. Goodman, an Owner at Garvey Schubert Barer Named Chair of the American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Part of the Litigation Counsel of America, the Academy's Role Is Growing in Importance as Profession Enters an Era of Increasing Alternative Dispute Resolution

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2016) - The American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AAADR), an institute of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), has named Andrew J. Goodman, an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer, as its Chair. Prior to being named Chair, Goodman had served as the Arbitration Vice-Chair of the group since 2012. He has been a Fellow of the LCA since 2008.

The AAADR is comprised of LCA fellows across the U.S. and Canada who have substantial experience as neutrals or advocates in arbitration, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. The AAADR works to foster a greater understanding of alternative methods for resolving disputes, and helps members encourage the use of alternative means for dispute resolution in appropriate cases. In addition, the group provides education for members about dispute resolution techniques and advocacy skills, and serves as a nationwide resource and network of experienced neutrals and ADR advocates.

"It's an honor to have been selected by my distinguished peers to serve as chair of the AAADR," said Goodman. "Effective representation in arbitration and mediation calls for different knowledge and skill sets than traditional judicial litigation. We've entered a new era of alternative dispute resolution, driven in part by the exploding cost of e-discovery. Arbitration is also mandated by rule in many industries, such as claims by and against securities broker dealers, and is generally the default resolution method in international disputes. The resources and the support of the AAADR are critical to helping attorneys succeed in this now ubiquitous area within the practice of law."

Drawing on more than 35 years of experience, Goodman heads Garvey Schubert Barer's litigation practice group on the East Coast, where he resolves disputes and litigates complex corporate and commercial cases, including disputes over corporations, partnerships, real estate, fiduciaries, sports and entertainment, securities fraud and stockholder and derivative claims.

In addition, Goodman 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. Goodman has served as counsel in corporate and commercial transactions, generally with regulatory issues or arising from venture capital activities of broker-dealer clients.

Goodman earned a Bachelor of Arts from New York University (NYU), where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, also earning his Juris Doctorate from its School of Law. He holds admissions to the New York bar, as well as several district courts, several U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Goodman has been named a Recognized Practitioner in Litigation by Chambers USA; a Top Rated Lawyer numerous times by New York Magazine has been listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, among numerous other recognitions.

About Garvey Schubert Barer
Since its founding in 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) has counseled clients across virtually all industry sectors, including accounting, international trade and transportation, maritime, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, communications and media, hospitality, and arts & entertainment. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, middle-market companies, and a broad range of privately-held businesses, investment firms, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and individuals. With six strategic locations -- Anchorage, Beijing, New York, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. -- GSB provides practical, client-centered solutions to established market leaders, newly launched enterprises, and governmental bodies. More information is available on the web at www.gsblaw.com.

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