Brian Farkas is an attorney at Arent Fox LLP, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation. He represents clients in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Previously, Brian served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Lehrburger of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and as a litigation associate at a midsize firm in New York City.
In 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, he was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.
At Cardozo, Brian teaches arbitration and dispute resolution. He has taught courses on negotiation, mediation, and conflict management at the City University of New York, the University of Oregon School of Law, and Brooklyn Law School. Brian has also served as a volunteer mediator in New York County and Kings County through the New York Peace Institute. He has taught in Brooklyn Law School’s Mediation Clinic, training students in Civil Court and Small Claims Court mediation.
Brian’s academic writing on arbitration and mediation has appeared in numerous publications, including the N.Y.U. Journal of Law & Business, the Lewis & Clark Law Review, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Journal of Experiential Learning, Dispute Resolution Journal, and the Northeastern Law Journal.
While he was a student at Cardozo, Brian served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and was awarded the Andrew S. Zucker Award for Academic Excellence. He earned his M.P.A. from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he served as a Contributing Editor of The Wagner Review.