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Primary Area of Expertise

Apparel/Clothing Industry

Expert Witness Profile

More than 45 years experience in the Fashion/Garment/Textile Industry, as a retailer, manufacturer, consultant & college instructor. A perceptive & articulate expert witness who has been designated as an apparel expert in more than 150 apparel industry legal disputes for more than 20 years. Ms. Goldaper has been deposed and testified for both defendants and plaintiffs in state and federal courts and at arbitrations. She has owned her own clothing manufacturing company & held key executive positions in major public and private apparel companies. Ms. Goldaper has been a management consultant to over 200 new, failing or growing apparel companies, and completed assignments for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Romania, Egypt, El Salvador, Moscow, Thailand & Bulgaria as an apparel expert. She is a 30-year member of the faculty at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Areas of Expertise: Apparel/Clothing Industry, Apparel/Clothing Industry-Clothing, Fashion Industry, Garment Industry, Garments, Textile(s), Apparel/Licensing, Brand Dilution, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement

Education & Licenses

Barnard College, Univ. of Cincinnati; B.A., B.S., Graduate Studies: Xavier University