About Farshad Ghodoosi
Farshad Ghodoosi is an assistant professor of business law at David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Autonomy Research Center where he initiated and is the principal investigator of the project on Autonomy in Law conducting research projects related to computational law, artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, and network games.
Mr. Ghodoosi’s research agenda concerns multiple areas including contracts, ADR, corporate governance, conflict management, and transnational law. In his research, he uses mixed methods including empirical, experimental, and computational analysis of legal texts. His work has appeared or is forthcoming at leading outlets including University of Illinois Law Review, Washington Law Review, International Journal of Conflict Management, Oregon Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law Review, Yale Journal of International Law, Harvard Journal of International Law Online, and Foreign Affairs. He also authored the book, International Dispute Resolution and the Public Policy Exception, with Routledge (2016, reprinted 2018), and is a recipient of several competitive research grants including from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on legal implications of automation, Knight Foundation on legal implications of internet contract designs on consumer behavior, CIBER (Center for International Business Education) on transnational contracts and economic hardship, and Ripple’s Fintech grant on smart contracts and blockchain transactions.
Mr. Ghodoosi received his doctoral degree (J.S.D.) from Yale Law School where he focused on the resolution of cross-border business disputes and arbitration in his research and dissertation. He also received a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School and University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley Law). He is a recipient of the business law certificate from Berkeley Law, and has also received his PhD in International Relations from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Ghodoosi has practiced as an attorney in global litigation and arbitration practices of leading elite law firms on complex and high-stake business, investment, and contractual disputes. He has acted as a consultant in a leading technology consulting firm, and also serves as an expert on issues related to contract law, international law, and comparative law. He is an active arbitrator with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and has served as chair and panelist in arbitration proceedings. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Ghodoosi has extensive experience as counsel, arbitrator, and expert witness in domestic and international arbitration and litigation, securities disputes, investor state disputes, and public international law, across a broad range of sectors.
Mr. Ghodoosi has also practiced law before the Iranian courts for several years. In Iran, his litigation practice focused on commercial contracts, corporate law, real estate law and administrative law.
Mr. Ghodoosi has appeared as counsel in several mediation sessions, mostly in Iran. The cases involved matters ranging from corporate law to real estate law.