Avery B. Goodman is a licensed attorney and the author of the action-packed Wall Street thriller "The Synod". He holds a B.A. from Emory University, where he concentrated on history and economics. He also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles Law School and is a member of the Bar, licensed to practice law in several jurisdictions. His career has consisted not only of prosecuting cases on behalf of clients, but in judging the claims of others. He serves he roster of neutral arbitrators of the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).