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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 165 apparel industry legal disputes in the past 25+ 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 35-year member of the faculty at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Areas of Expertise: Apparel/Clothing Industry, Fashion Industry, Garment Industry, Garments, Textile(s), Apparel/Licensing, Branding and 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