The senior partner of the firm, Edward Gottesman, began practicing law in the New York office of Coudert Brothers, an international firm founded in 1853. He joined the London office of that firm in 1962. In 1970, he founded this firm, then known as Gottesman & Partners, which was one of the first independent United States law firms in the United Kingdom.
In addition to his legal practice at Gottesman Jones & Partners, Ed is involved in a wide range of commercial pursuits. He is the founder and chairman of an international industrial holding company whose investment holdings have included the world's largest bicycle manufacturer, two historic porcelain and bone china manufacturers in Great Britain, world-wide personal computer operations and the financing and operation of healthcare facilities.
Ed is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association and The Association of the Bar of City of New York. He is a former Secretary of the American Foreign Law Association. In 1981-82, he served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce (United Kingdom) (now called British American Business Inc.) He is a member of the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University and has written articles for several publications, including his 2003 article in World Economics entitled “Blueprint for Public Company Reform” and "Two Myths of Globalization" published in 2006 in World Policy Journal. His most recent article, entitled "Credit Crisis 101," was published in the September 2008 issue of World Economics.
Ed received a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1954 and an LL.B from Yale Law School in 1957. His e-mail address is: email@example.com