Richard Goldstein PC

Of Counsel

Practice Areas

Richard Goldstein is a civil litigation attorney and represents clients in the following practice areas.

 

Public Construction and Public Agency

Research and Scientific Misconduct

Health Care Litigiation

Lobbying Compliance/Ballot Questions/ Elections

Professional Experience

Associate, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.,1983-1991, Of Counsel, 1991-1992.  
Partner, Adelson, Golden, Loria & Simons, P.C., 1992-2000. 
Partner, Meyer, Connolly, Simons & Keuthen, LLP, 2000 - present.

Education

Richard Goldstein PC

Of Counsel

Practice Areas

Richard Goldstein is a civil litigation attorney and represents clients in the following practice areas.

 

Public Construction and Public Agency

Research and Scientific Misconduct

Health Care Litigiation

Lobbying Compliance/Ballot Questions/ Elections

Professional Experience

Of Counsel, Meyer, Connolly, Simons & Keuthen, LLP, 2013 - present.

Litigation Partner, Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C.,

Deputy, MTA "Big Dig" Cost Recovery Team

Associate General Counsel for Litigation, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Assistant Attorney General, Boston, MA

Assistant US Attorney, Brooklyn, NY

Associate, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, NY, NY

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

Government Ethics, Campaign Finance, Lobbying

Richard Goldstein has served as Legal Counsel and Treasurer to numerous ballot question campaigns.  He has represented campaigns in proceedings before the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.  He provides confidential legal advice and compliance reviews for lobbyists, corporations, political committees, ballot question committees, industry and trade groups, non-profits, charities, and 501(c)(4)s, and others who seek to become involve in the political process.  He is regular outside counsel to a prominent lobbying and public relations firm and advises his clients on compliance with campaign finance, government  ethics, lobbying and conflict of interest laws.  

 

He has also represented state and municipal employees in proceedings before the State Ethics Commission and in federal criminal investigations. 

Since leaving government, he has also represented private and public sector clients before innumerable federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, CMS, federal and state Inspectors General, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Board of Bar Overseers, State Ethics Commission, Board of Registration in Medicine, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, and the Department of Children and Families. 

 

On numerous occasions, he persuaded regulators not to bring enforcement proceedings against clients.

 

 

Practice Highlights

​​Campaign Treasurer and/or Counsel to the following Ballot Question Committees.

2006 - Opposed ballot question allowing sale of alcoholic beverages in grocery and convenience stores;

           Defeated by the voters.

2010 - Drafted ballot question repealing sales tax on alcohol;

           Passed by the voters.

2012 - Opposed ballot question allowing Physician Assisted Suicide;

           Defeated by the voters.

2013 - Drafted ballot question repealing Software and Technology services tax;

           Question withdrawn after legislature repealed tax.

2014 - Counsel to trade organization supporting Automobile Right To Repair ballot question;

           Passed by the voters.

2014 - Counsel to trade organization opposing ballot question setting minimum Hospital staffing levels and

           mandating disclosure of hospital financial information - ballot question withdrawn by proponents after            

           legislative compromise.
 

2015 - City of Brockton - Special ballot question to approve gaming casino;

           Question approved by the voters.

2017 - Counsel to citizens opposing Town of Milford zoning bylaw to prohibit retail marijuana sales;

           Question approved by the voters.

 

On numerous occasions, he persuaded state regulators not to bring enforcement action against campaign officials and political committees.

 

Obtained rulings from campaign finance regulators that certain campaigns and contributors are not required to disclose certain campaign expenditures or may avoid any public disclosure whatsoever.

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