Ian Goldrich is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on trade secrets, intellectual property misuse and other complex commercial disputes. Mr. Goldrich also has extensive experience in public and private construction procurement and dispute resolution. Mr. Goldrich regularly handles litigation in federal and state courts, as well as various forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings and administrative hearings. He has represented clients in cases involving trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, intellectual property licensing, IP-based security and home automation technology, telecommunications, and large-scale public and private construction projects.

Mr. Goldrich has obtained favorable results for his clients throughout all phases of litigation, including dispositive motions, trials and appeals. Examples of his recent representations include an international manufacturer of IP-based security solutions in trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation; a west-coast distributor of high-end home automation technology systems in trade secret, breach of contract and business tort litigation; a Fortune 500 consumer electronics developer and manufacturer in litigation with a former distributor; an international fragrance manufacturer in litigation concerning a trademark licensing agreement; an international clothing designer and manufacturer in arbitration over a license agreement with its licensee in China; a sportswear franchisor in litigation with a New York franchisee; an international transportation contractor in disputes arising from an accident that occurred during the testing phase of a light-rail transit system; and a New York City developer in a lengthy arbitration arising from the renovation and conversion of 150-year-old Church and adjoining Academy into luxury condominiums.

Professional & Community Activities

Commercial Division Law Report, Contributing Editor

New York State Bar Association, Committee on the Commercial Division, Member

Fordham International Law Journal, Former Notes and Articles Editor


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2000)
  • Fordham University College at Lincoln Center, B.A. (1996)

Bar Admissions

  • New York (2001)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2011)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2002)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding how my client's business operates, the impact of each dispute on those operations, and using such understanding as a guide, efficiently pursuing for my client the most favorable outcome of each dispute.

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Ian M. Goldrich

Experience Highlights

Construction litigation for a designer and builder of light rail transit systems
Represented a designer and builder of light rail transit systems in connection with an accident investigation, insurance coverage disputes, delay more
Defaults on IDA-financed construction projects for lenders
Represented lenders in mortgage foreclosure proceedings arising out of borrowers’ defaults on IDA-financed construction projects. more
Litigation arising from breach of warranties for major Chinese financial institution
Represented major Chinese financial institution in litigation arising from seller’s breach of warranties in merger agreement. more
Arbitration of international trademark licensing dispute before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of JA Apparel Corp. (dba Joseph Abboud)
Served as co-lead counsel in an international arbitration proceeding for plaintiff licensor JA Apparel Corp. against a Chinese licensee. After more