Michael H. Goldstein has more than thirty years of experience in reinsurance and insurance coverage disputes, including more than fifty arbitration hearings to award, trials, and appeals throughout the United States representing insurers, cedants, and reinsurers. These disputes have included asbestos, bodily injury and property damage claims, construction defect claims, environmental claims, bail bond claims, accident, life, health, and workers compensation claims, accountants’ and broker’s malpractice claims, directors and officers claims, Personal Accident London Market (PA LMX) claims, U.S. and London ocean marine and London Market composite risks, finite risk reinsurance, bankruptcy and insolvency issues, film financing, and entertainment risks. Many of these disputes and counseling assignments have involved the London Market. In litigating in state and federal trial and appellate courts, Mr. Goldstein has represented parties in a number of matters where the courts issued landmark decisions on various reinsurance issues.
Mr. Goldstein is admitted to practice in New York, several federal district courts, and United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits. He also has lectured and served as chairperson at Mealey’s conferences, at RAA conferences and seminars, at the College of Insurance, at the Defense Research Institute, and the American Conference Institute on insurance and reinsurance law topics. He has collaborated with Guy Carpenter in authoring a Guy Carpenter Claims Consulting White Paper regarding Reinsurance Coverage of Declaratory Judgment Expenses and authored and co-authored many articles on insurance and reinsurance. Mr. Goldstein is ARIAS-US trained and a certified arbitrator.
Mr. Goldstein is a graduate of Columbia College and Fordham University Law School.