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Eric S. Goldstein

Partner

Tel: 212-373-3204
Fax: 212-492-0204  
egoldstein@paulweiss.com

New York
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064

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.

Experience

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.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP