Consulting and Neutral Services


Feit Services LLC, through its principal Norman Feit, offers a wide range of neutral services (mediation related services, advice and strategies, arbitration and other ADR, neutral evaluations); monitoring services; briefing strategies and drafting advice; crisis management consulting; internal reviews/investigations; compliance training; and client relationship management.

Professional Information:

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (1992-2018) – Managing Director, Director of Litigation & Regulatory Proceedings.  Managed global group overseeing litigation and regulatory proceedings, including strategy, mediation/settlement, management of outside counsel. 

Sullivan & Cromwell (1982-1992) – Litigation & Takeover Groups

Judicial Law Clerk (1981-1982) – Hon. Thomas J. Meskill, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Member (and past Chair), SIFMA (Securities Industry Association) Amicus Committee

Admitted to New York Bar; USDC SDNY, EDNY; US Court of Appeals Second Circuit; US Supreme Court

Neutral Information:

Arbitration Rossters:

AAA National Roster of Arbitrators, Commercial and Consumer Panels; FINRA Approved Arbitrator; Member of the CPR International Institute’s Banking Accounting and Financial Services, E- Discovery, General Counsel, Pro Bono and NYC ADR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals

Mediation Rosters:

FINRA Mediation Roster; NY Appellate Division First Department Special Master; Bronx Supreme Court Mediation Roster; Suffolk County Supreme Court Commercial Division Roster of Neutrals; Kings County Presumptive Mediation Roster; NY County Commercial Mediation Roster

Other Neutral Information:

Member, Academy of Court-Appointed Neutrals

Member NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section & Mediation Committee;

Part 146 Trained Mediator (Basic and Advanced NYSBA Mediation Training Program)

Approved Part 146 Mediation Trainer by NY State Unified Court System

Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham School of Law, Upper Class Seminar Entitled “Commercial Litigation Drafting and Mediation”

Representative Arbitrations:

Investor Claims & Supervision

Unfair Competition and Non-Compete Issues

Commercial Banking Disputes

Law Firm Billing Disputes

Financing Disputes

Consumer Claims

Representative Mediations:

Commercial Contract Issues

Partnership Disputes & Dissolutions

Investment Disputes

Vendor Issues

Real Estate & Condo/Coop Disputes

Investment Banking Fee Issues

Construction Disputes

Law Firm Billing Issues

Personal Injury Matters

Publications

Author, Critical Mediator Qualities Viewed from the Advocacy Trenches, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 2019)

Author, Civility Standards for Mediation, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer 2020)

Author, How ‘Blind’ Is a Mediator’s Proposal?, Alternatives, Vol. 38, No. 9 (October 2020)

Author, To Triage or Not Triage?, Alternatives, Vol. 39, No. 3 (March 2021)

Author, Mediating Ineffectual Parties, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 1 (April 2021)

Author, Virtual Arbitration: Fad or New Normal?, Alternatives, Vol. 39, No. 6 (June 2021)

Author, The Arbitrator as Referee, Alternatives, Vol. 39, No. 8 (September 2021)

Author, Drafting Effective Mediation Submissions, AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 75, No. 3 (August 2021)

Author, Judge Daniel Weinstein’s Selective Insights on Mediation, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 15, No. 1 (March 2022)

Author, Plenary Sessions in a Paradigm of Presumptive and Virtual Mediation, Alternatives, Vol. 40, No. 7 (August 2022)

Author, The Metrics of Mediation, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Alternate Dispute Resolution (September 2, 2022)

Author, Expanding Use of Court-Appointed Neutrals in New York State Courts, NYSBA NYLitigator, Vol. 28, No. 2 (October 2023)

Party Participant in Dozens of Securities and Commercial Mediations

Consulting Information:

Consultant on Litigation and Risk Matters, assisting clients in overseeing outside counsel on litigation and regulatory matters

Frequent CLE Presenter on Managing Law Firm/Client Relationships

Author, Beyond Quality Work Product: The Smaller Nuances That Can Matter in a Law Firm-Client Relationship, ABA Business Law Section’s Business Law Today (November 2023)

Consultant on Director Duties and Training

Education:

N.Y.U. School of Law, J.D. 1981, Order of the Coif, N.Y.U. Law Review, Winner of First Year Writing Competition, John Norton Pomeroy Prize (Property)

Wesleyan University, B.A. 1978, Magna Cum Laude

Friends Seminary (High School), 1974

Contact Information:

710 Park Avenue, Suite 21A, NY, NY 10021

normfeitesq@gmail.com 917-922-0721

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