Arnie Herz is legal counsel and advisor to a wide range of clients both in the USA and internationally often serving as outside general counsel managing a full range of legal matters. He has an active intellectual property practice, with a portfolio of over 250 trademarks in dozens of countries.
In 2000, Arnie became a mediator for the federal and state courts in New York and in that capacity has been recognized for his ability to cut to the heart of complex and protracted business disputes for prompt resolutions. He was the court appointed mediator for a complex dispute arising out of the clean up of the World Trade Center Disaster Site and helped broker an agreement between two private contractors, the City of New York and the US Government.
As a sought after speaker, Arnie has delivered over 120 programs and keynotes on topics related to the attorney-client relationship, negotiation, conflict resolution and work-life balance. His popular blog, Legal Sanity, has been featured at Law.com since 2004. Arnie’s work has been covered in a number of distinguished publications, including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and the New York Law Journal.
His colleagues have given him the highest rating possible—A-V Preeminent—for 11 consecutive years in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell directory. The New York Enterprise Report gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Arnie is the father of three and a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. 1984) and Fordham Law School (J.D. 1991).