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

B.A. (Law), Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, England, 1977.  
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1983.

Contact Richard Goldstein directly at 1-617-423-2254 ext. 230 or rgoldstein@meyerconnolly.com. 

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
 

Education

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

B.A. 1982, University of Chicago

Critical Successes

TO COME

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
 

Education

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

B.A. 1982, University of Chicago

Critical Successes

TO COME

Practice Areas - Critical Successes

Practice Area:

 

CIVIL LITIGATION - GOVERNMENT - CONSTRUCTION LAW

 

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.

 

Represented dozens of 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 persuaded regulators not to bring enforcement proceedings against clients.

 

Represented employers and employees in litigation over non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

 

Represented MWRA in dozens of claims and disputes related to water and wastewater systems including capital building projects, rate setting, enforcement issues, pipeline breaks, overflows, and other system issues. 

 

Critical Successes include:

 

Obtained multi-million dollar settlement for private contractor after public owner refused to pay for change order caused by owner's defective specification and unforeseen site conditions.

 

Obtained a multi-million dollar judgment against a customer that refused to pay past due water and sewer charges.

 

Obtained a judgment upholding MWRA’s authority to determine water and sewer rates.

 

Resolved hundreds of contractor claims on the Boston Harbor Project at a fraction of the claimed amounts.

 

Successfully defended MWRA and the Commonwealth in dozens of public contracting bid protests. 

 

Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars from contractor that submitted a fraudulent bid.

 

Recovered millions of dollars for Massachusetts public agencies in cost recovery efforts against engineering and design firms on MWRA and MHD projects.

 

Practice Area:

 

HIGHER EDUCATION - FUNDED ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT

Represents faculty and students in charged with misconduct in confidential research and academic misconduct cases.  Regularly cited by prominent science blog as a legal expert in the field of research and scientific misconduct.  Represents complainants, witnesses, and others involved in research misconduct proceedings.

 

Critical Successes include:

 

Obtained first ever ruling in which an ORI debarment order was vacated and that a scientist is entitled to a de novo hearing before a federal  administrative law judge.  See Bois v. HHS, 2011-cv-01563 (D. D.C. 2012); Led to favorable settlement in which no debarment was imposed and the scientist was able to continue receiving federal grant funding. 78 Fed. Reg. 23255  (April 18, 2013).

 

Persuaded numerous confidential faculty discipline panels, the National Science Foundation, and ORI to dismiss claims of academic or research misconduct.

Negotiated significant reductions in penalties imposed by federal  regulatory authorities against scientists found to have committed misconduct. 

Practice Area:

 

HEALTH CARE LITIGATION

Represents health care providers in litigation, including commercial litigation, regulatory matters, enforcement proceedings, employment and non-compete matters

 

Critical Successes include:

Obtained dismissal of all claims against local community hospital that had been sued by a prominent for-profit physician network for allegedly interfering with network's contract with independent physician organization.  See News

 

Persuaded the Board of Registration in Medicine to license a physician after the Board’s staff rejected the application.

Persuaded the Board of Registration' Complaint Committee to dismiss charges of physician misconduct.

 

Successfully defended a hospital in commercial litigation by a physician practice, resulting in a dismissal of the lawsuit prior to depositions on terms very favorable to the hospital.

 

Obtained a substantial settlement for a hospital from providers who moved to a competing facility.

 

Obtained substantial settlements for non-profit health care clients involving claims of securities fraud against investment advisors and managers.

 

Obtained substantial settlement for physician who had been illegally terminated by his employer.

 

Prosecuted numerous physician discipline cases before internal hospital peer review and disciplinary panels resulting in the affirmance of the medical staff’s discipline, including removal of a physician from a hospital’s medical staff. 

 

Obtained pre-trial dismissal of lawsuit against a hospital and its medical staff president that had been sued by a physician after the doctor was terminated for disruptive behavior.

 

Successfully represented hospitals, physician groups, hospices, and other health care providers in government fraud and false claims act cases. 

 

Persuaded government prosecutors on several occasions not to bring civil and/or criminal charges against client physicians and providers.

 

Oversaw and/or conducted internal investigations for health care providers.

Represented owners and providers in numerous employment disputes with present or former employees.

Practice Area:

 

ELECTION LAW - CAMPAIGN FINANCE - BALLOT QUESTIONS - LOBBYING COMPLIANCE

Legal counsel and Treasurer to ballot question campaigns.  Represented campaigns in proceedings before the Office of Campaign Finance.  Provides confidential legal advice and compliance reviews for lobbyists, election campaigns, and political committees, including ballot question committee 

 

​Critical Successes include:

Drafted several ballot questions, formed and managed ballot question committees and signature drives.

 

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 disclosure whatsoever.

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