A partner in the Litigation Department, Eric S. Goldstein has extensive experience in handling and trying a broad range of litigation matters, with particular emphasis in the fields of securities class actions, white collar crime, corporate investigations and complex commercial disputes.
Eric has been profiled by Chambers as one of the
leading securities litigators in the United States and noted for
his "excellent reputation." He has also been selected by his peers
for The Best Lawyers in America in regulatory enforcement
and securities litigation, and Benchmark Litigation named
Eric a Local Litigation Star for New York. Eric recently
represented JPMorgan Chase in numerous regulatory
matters and class action litigations arising from the near collapse
of Bear Stearns in March 2008; he also successfully defended
JPMorgan Chase in several litigations relating to the implosion of
Amaranth, a large hedge fund. Eric has also represented many other
financial institutions and major corporations in significant
litigations, including Citigroup, Morgan
Stanley, News Corp., Israel
Aerospace Industries, and Raytheon. Eric
currently also represents a number of private equity and hedge fund
firms, including Eton Park Capital Management and
Paine & Partners.
In the securities arena, Eric spent over five years on the team
representing Michael Milken in his historic battle
with the Justice Department and SEC. Eric also represented Mr.
Milken in more than 180 securities cases and class actions
commenced in federal and state courts around the country, and was
involved in structuring the precedent-setting global settlement
that resolved the Milken-related securities actions.
Active in the community, Eric is vice chair of UJA-Federation of
New York, sits on its Executive Committee, chairs its Global
Strategy Committee, and previously chaired its Commission of Jewish
Identity and Renewal and Lawyers Division. Eric is also Chairman of
the Board of Manhattan Day School; President of the Beth Din of
America; a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency
for Israel; a founding Board Member of Yeshiva University's Azrieli
Graduate School of Jewish Education; a Board Member of the New York
Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG); a Board Member of the Ramaz School,
and an Honorary Board Member of DOROT, Inc.
Eric currently serves as Chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee,
and has previously served as Chair of both the firm's Recruitment
Committee and Legal Personnel Committee, and co-Chair of the firm's
Professional Representation Committee.