Lewis Goldfarb is currently an attorney with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. He is a graduate of New York University and Rutgers University School of Law. Prior to establishing his own firm in 2005, Lew Goldfarb was a partner in the New York Office of Hogan & Hartson LLP. His practice focused on class action defense and a variety of regulatory areas, including antitrust, consumer protection, financial services, and product safety. Mr. Goldfarb is a former Vice-President and Associate General Counsel for DaimlerChrysler Corporation. He was in charge of the company’s class action litigation and was the architect of its highly successful class action defense program. He has authored several articles, lectured frequently and has been quoted widely in business and industry press on strategies for countering abusive class actions. He was also responsible for the DaimlerChrysler’s regulatory compliance in the areas of antitrust, advertising, franchising, consumer protection, environmental and motor vehicle safety. Before joining DaimlerChrysler, Mr. Goldfarb served for 12 years at the Federal Trade Commission, first as a trial attorney, then as assistant director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in charge of the Division of Consumer Financial Services. He also served as the task force director for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board drafting regulations to implement the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. He has had extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution. He was appointed by the United States Trade Representative during the Clinton Administration to serve as an Article 19 arbitrator under the North American Free Trade Agreement. He presided over several arbitration proceedings pursuant to that assignment. He is a certified mediator and has been involved in mediations and arbitrations involving class action and individual product liability claims. Mr. Goldfarb is a member of the Bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Michigan. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In this legal podcast Lewis Goldfarb talks about the Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar case, how it happened, and why it is significant.
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