has over 45 years experience in the Fashion, Garment, Textile Industry
, as a retailer, manufacturer, consultant, and college instructor. Ms. Goldaper is a perceptive and articulate Expert Witness who has been involved in more than150+ Apparel Industry Legal Disputes
. She has been deposed and testified in bench and jury trials and arbitrations, for both defendants and plaintiffs.
Ms. Goldaper has owned her own clothing manufacturing company and has held key executive positions in major public and private companies in Southern California. She has been a Management Consultant
to over 200 new, failing or growing apparel companies, and completed assignments for USAID in Romania, Egypt, El Salvador, Moscow, Thailand and Bulgaria as an apparel expert.
Ms. Goldaper is a 30-year member of the faculty at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Areas of Expertise Include
Copyright Infringement and Trademark CasesOpinions on Originality and Substantial SimilarityFabric/Print Design, and Origin IssuesGarment Construction and Design issuesCustoms, Practices and Operations of Clothing BusinessFinancial Conditions, Valuations and Financial MattersIssues with Manufacturing Contractors/Factories: Domestic and Off-ShoreWholesale Distribution to Retailers and Internet SalesQuality Standards/Specifications used in Production of GarmentsView Consulting Profile