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,
Edward 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.

Edward 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.

Edward received a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago
and an LL.B from Yale Law School.  His e-mail address is:
aeg@gottesmanjones.com
A. EDWARD GOTTESMAN
Senior Partner