Before attending law school, Professor Lewis Goldfarb began his professional career as an accountant at Arthur Andersen LLP and Cardinal Foods, Inc. During that time, he received his CPA license from the State of Ohio.
After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Law (now the Moritz College of Law), Goldfarb practiced law in the Business Section of the Baker & Hostetler law firm in Columbus, Ohio, performing transactional legal work for the firm’s various clients. He spent most of his legal career as in-house counsel for Honda of America Mfg., Inc. in Marysville, Ohio, working his way up to associate chief counsel. In that senior management position, Goldfarb was responsible for the day-to-day administration of Honda’s Legal Department and for legal counsel provided to Honda’s manufacturing entities throughout the U.S., with a primary emphasis on counsel provided in the areas of contracts, corporate governance, tax, and intellectual property. He also managed Honda’s Intellectual Property Group.
After working at Honda, Goldfarb became an entrepreneur, owning and operating Goalsetter Inc. dba Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Service. His company provided one-on-one in-home instruction to students throughout central Ohio. He then transitioned into education, working as clinical law Professor at the small business clinic of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan.
Throughout his professional career, Goldfarb has been actively involved in providing pro bono legal services and in representing various social causes. Among other activities, he was involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and the Columbus Bar Association’s Lawyers for Justice Program and has served on several non-profit boards in central Ohio.
Professor Goldfarb has co-authored the book “Bulls, Bears, and the Ballot Box: How the Performance of Our Presidents Has Impacted Your Wallet” with Bob Deitrick, co-owner of Polaris Financial Partners. By examining the presidency’s of the last 80 years, the book explains which presidents have been the best and worst economic stewards for the nation, the business community, and the average American family; which political party has demonstrated superior economic performance while serving in the White House. It is scheduled for release July 1, 2012. You can pre-order the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other bookstores. Listen to Professor Goldfarb’s interview about the book. (Interview)