Michael S. Goldberg

Senior Counsel

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P: +1.713.229.1401
F: +1.713.229.2801

New York

P: +1.212.408.2579

“Michael Goldberg (Hall of Fame) is an outstanding international advocate.”

Legal 500 2023

“Michael Goldberg is a brilliant lawyer who takes a practical approach to problem solving. After evaluating an issue’s strictly legal implications, he has an uncanny ability to view the case from a solutions point of view, taking a business approach to cut through the complex legal issues.”

Legal 500 2022

“Michael is on top of the details, very hard working, and dedicated to the case. He is very knowledgeable in arbitration and files excellent papers.”

Chambers Global 2023

“He is a superb advocate. He’s measured, eloquent and logical – very effective."

Chambers USA 2023

"Michael has an eminent legal mind. He is tenacious, creative, flexible and has an uncanny ability to create victory even when the odds are long."

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Goldberg is "a superlative advocate who has a tremendous amount of experience. He is one of the best. He [c]an persuasively and cogently argue something in a very short space of time no matter what the pressure."

Chambers USA 2020

During his forty years of practice, Mr. Goldberg has served as lead counsel in litigation matters as diverse as antitrust/competition, banking/finance, bankruptcy, commercial, construction, corporate acquisitions, defamation, discrimination, energy, entertainment, environmental, ERISA, FCPA and other criminal investigations, intellectual property, partnership, premises liability, products liability, qui tam and real estate.

Mr. Goldberg's experience extends to a broad array of international matters involving clients, adversaries, and/or issues in Angola, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Yemen.

Mr. Goldberg has served as general counsel for professional sports teams such as the NBA's Houston Rockets. He is a past Chair of the Holocaust Museum Houston. He has also served as a council member of the Council of Legal Opportunities (CLEO), an organization that works with minority and low-income students to help them prepare for and attend law school. He is an Adjunct Professor of International Arbitration at the University of Texas School of Law.

Listed in 2023 as one of the "500 leading Global Litigators" by Lawdragon.

Listed in 2023 for exceptional work in Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, International Arbitration- Commercial and Governmental (Lawyer of the year in Houston) by Best Lawyers.

Inducted in 2018 into the Initial Hall of Fame for International Arbitration by The Legal 500.

Presented in 2017 with the “Light of Justice in Action Award” by the Texas Defender Service.

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

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