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About Richard Goldstein

In over 35 years as a lawyer, Richard Goldstein has handled an enormous variety of civil litigation matters.   As a government lawyer, he defended the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MWRA, and dozens of government employees in employment discrimination, real estate, eminent domain, tax, administrative law, breach of contract, and tort cases.  He has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Department of Justice, an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and as a senior litigation lawyer in several Massachusetts government agencies.  In private practice,  Mr. Goldstein  worked in both large and small law firms and was a litigation partner at a well-known Boston boutique law firm handling white collar defense, health care, and lobbying matters.

Richard provides civil litigation and client advisory services in two practice areas:

                 •     funded academic research and scientific misconduct, including health care litigation

                 •     Massachusetts lobbying, government ethics, conflict of interest, and campaign finance laws



J.D. 1985, Brooklyn Law School, cum laude

B.A. 1982, University of Chicago

Bar Admissions

Federal: U.S Courts of Appeals (First and Second Circuits); U.S. District Courts (Massachusetts, New York, So. and East., Rhode Island)

State: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island

Prior Professional Experience

Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell, LLP

Of Counsel, Meyer, Connolly, Simons & Keuthen, LLP

Litigation Partner, Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C

Deputy, MTA "Big Dig" Cost Recovery Team

Associate General Counsel, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Assistant Attorney General, Boston, MA

Assistant US Attorney, Brooklyn, NY

Litigation Associate, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, NY, NY

Law Clerk, US District Court, Eastern District of New York


Adjunct Instructor, New England School of Law

Adjunct Instructor, Brooklyn Law School

​MCLE, Trial Advocacy Workshop, annually since 2010.

​Lectured on various topics including: health care compliance, public construction law, research and scientific misconduct.

Civic/Charitable Activities

​Israel Education and Action Committee, Temple Sinai of Brookline

Former Member, Town of Sharon Standing Building Committee

Volunteer Judge, Boston (high school) Debate League

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