Patterson Belknap Announces Joshua A. Goldberg as Litigation Department Chair

September 13, 2022

Patterson Belknap is pleased to announce that Joshua A. Goldberg will serve as Chair of the firm’s Litigation department, a group of more than 125 lawyers. Mr. Goldberg’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and related regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, and complex financial litigation. He has extensive trial and appellate experience, having served as lead counsel in fifteen federal jury trials and multiple arbitration proceedings, and having briefed and argued more than a dozen appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Goldberg is also Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice. Before joining the firm, he served for eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  After graduation from law school, Mr. Goldberg served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Barbara S. Jones, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Goldberg succeeds Saul B. Shapiro, who chaired the Litigation department for two terms. Mr. Shapiro will continue to lead the firm’s Media and Entertainment practice. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes. He has won the dismissal of numerous cases on pre-trial motions. He has also been lead counsel in seven trials, and he has been victorious in all four of the jury trials he has taken to verdict. Mr. Shapiro is an experienced appellate lawyer, and has conducted numerous internal investigations. In 2021, under Mr. Shapiro’s leadership, the firm was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as “New York Firm of the Year.”

Dahlia B. Doumar, Patterson Belknap’s Co-Chair and Managing Partner, said, “We are grateful to Saul for his outstanding service as Chair of the Litigation department. We look forward to working with Josh in his new role, and to seeing the Litigation department continue to thrive under his leadership.”