Brian Farkas

Adjunct Professor of Law


B.A., Vassar College

J.D., Cardozo School of Law

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Brian Farkas is an attorney at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP in New York, focusing his practice on commercial litigation, arbitration and intellectual property. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

Brian is active in the dispute resolution field. He regularly serves as a volunteer mediator in New York County and Kings County through the New York Peace Institute. He teaches in Brooklyn Law School’s Mediation Clinic, training students in Civil Court and Small Claims Court mediation. He has also taught courses on negotiation, mediation, and conflict management at the City University of New York. Brian’s academic writing on arbitration and mediation has appeared in numerous publications, including the Lewis & Clark Law ReviewHarvard Negotiation Law ReviewDispute Resolution Journal, and the Northeastern Law Journal. While a student at Cardozo, Brian served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and won the Andrew S. Zucker Award for Academic Excellence.

Brian is an active member of the New York City Bar Association. He serves on the City Bar's New Lawyers Institute Advisory Committee and Committee on Career Advancement and Management, planning and executing professional development and skills programs for law students and recent graduates.

Adjunct Professor Farkas teaches "Arbitration Law: Theory and Practice”.



First Impressions: Drafting Effective Mediation Statements, 22 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2018) (with Donna Erez Navot).

Tough Transitions: Managing Disputes between the First and Second Generations of Arts Organization Leadership, 9 A.B.A. Landslide 14 (July/August 2017).

The History and Legacy of the Pound Conferences, 18 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 677 (2017) (with Laura Traum).

The Continuing Voice of Dissent: Justice Thomas and the Federal Arbitration Act, 22 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 33 (2016).

Silver Linings: Reimagining the Role of ADR Education in the Wake of the Great Recession, 6 Ne. U. L.J. 221 (2013) (with Lela P. Love).

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