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 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 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 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.

Inducted into the Initial Legal 500 Hall of Fame for international arbitration in 2018.

Recommended as a “Leading Lawyer” for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 U.S., and was inducted into the Initial Hall of Fame in 2018.

Presented the Light of Justice in Action Award by the Texas Defender Service, December 2017

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

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