Michael S. Goldberg

Practice Group Chair - International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (Firmwide) Partner

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1401 F: +1.713.229.2801

New York

P: +1.212.408.2579

Awards & Community

Recommended as a “Leading Lawyer” for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 U.S., 2016 & 2017. He is described as “strategic, personable and highly experienced.”

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward and White, Inc.), 2016

Listed in Who's Who Legal for Arbitration, 2016

Recognized as a "Trailblazer" for White Collar Litigation by The National Law Journal, 2015

Chambers USA
Recognized as a nationwide leading lawyer in international arbitration: “Michael Goldberg has developed into a serious, able and deeply tenacious arbitration practitioner.” “Offers fantastic judgment and is able to cut through to the important issues immediately and with great effect.” “The forceful and capable Michael Goldberg deploys his excellent trial skills to great effect in arbitration.”

Chambers Global 2015
“Michael Goldberg is well known for handling cross-border investment disputes. Based in Houston, he co-chairs the international arbitration and litigation department alongside Jay Alexander. “

Chambers Global 2015
“Based in the USA, Michael Goldberg is highly regarded for his experience in representing the Russian government and its key officials in high-profile litigation and arbitration matters abroad.”

Chambers Europe 2015
“Based in the USA, Michael Goldberg of Baker Botts LLP is highly regarded for his experience in representing the Russian government and its key officials in high-profile litigation and arbitration matters abroad.”

Chambers Global 2014
"This UK-based team consists of nine international lawyers that advise on key disputes in Russia. It regularly acts for large Russian corporates on high-profile litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as handling disputes that intersect English and Russian law. Michael Goldberg and Dominic Pellew are key contacts."

Chambers Global 2014
Deemed to be “very smart and business savvy” by commentators, Michael Goldberg is also highlighted as being “very good at thinking through the ramifications of a variety of different decisions.” He co - chairs the firm’s international arbitration group.

Chambers Global 2013
"One of the most prominent litigators at the firm, Michael Goldberg has represented a number of high-profile Russian clients, and built a favourable reputation in a number of jurisdictions."

Chambers Global 2013
"Michael Goldberg co-chairs the practice, and brings experience of both serving as counsel and sitting as an arbitrator in a range of disputes. His work representing the Russian Federation in all of the cases arising from disputes with the former oil company YUKOS showcases his ability to handle complex and multiparty cases."

Chambers Global 2013
Michael Goldberg co - chairs the international arbitration and dispute resolution practice, and has long-standing experience in the field. Sources praise “his ability to analyze issues in multiple jurisdictions.” He offers expertise in acting as counsel and arbitrator in a wide range of disputes.