Goldberg began his career as an assistant district attorney in New York County right out of Harvard Law School working for district attorney Frank S. Hogan.
Jay Goldberg is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, receiving his degree magna cum laude.
He was acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Special Attorney and Counselor to the United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C., an Assistant District Attorney, New York County and Special Assistant to James B. Donovan, an American hero, who effected the transfer of Russian spy Rudolph Abel for Francis Gary Powers (Bridge of Spies, with Tom Hanks)
He has been a past lecturer on trial advocacy at the Harvard Law School.
He is the author of four books: Preparation and Trial of Criminal Cases within the Second Circuit , (2009) (Amazon.com, 5 stars); Preparation and Trial of A Federal Criminal Case , (2010); Techniques in the Defense of a Federal Criminal Case , (2012); and, The Courtroom is My Theater , (2018). More information on this most recent release can be found here.
Former President of the Criminal Bar Association Richard Levitt called Goldberg "one of the foremost litigators of this or any generation." On the night Goldberg was recognized with an award from the Criminal Bar Association, former Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office S.D.N.Y. Frederick Hafetz said: "I consider you to have the best killer trial skills I have ever seen in my 47 years of practice, and I have worked with the best, courtroom presence, capturing the jury's attention through devastating cross and summations that have jurors on the edge of their seats.
In a review of Preparation and Trial of Criminal Cases Within the Second Circuit, New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Lonschein wrote: "[Jay Goldberg] holds the distinction of being one of the most skilled, if not the most skilled trial lawyer in the United States." Former President of the Criminal Bar Association Richard Levitt called Goldberg "one of the foremost litigators of this or any generation.
On September 22, 2011, he was honored by members of the United States Congress for his dedication and study of the principles of the United States Constitution.
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This lecture will involve an attempt to resolve the legal ethics in the defense of a criminal case. Any inquiry on professional ethics must involve the dilemma of either betraying the confidential communications of the client or participating in the ...