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
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
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:
Senior Partner