Prior to joining Kellogg Hansen, Mr. Goldsmith was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he served in the General Crimes and Violent Crimes and Terrorism sections. Among other responsibilities, he was lead counsel in jury trials and briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2010, he and several of his colleagues received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys for their work prosecuting Sri Lankan terrorists.
Mr. Goldsmith graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Reena Raggi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
5th Circ. Adds To Split On Review Of Jury Instruction Errors, Law360 (February 21, 2018)
9th Circ. Raises The Bar On Misprision Of A Felony , Law360 (June 23, 2017)
The Bill for Rights: State and Local Financing of Public Education and Indigent Defense, 30 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 89 (2005)
The Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine in the Supreme Court, Revisited, 30 Am. J. Crim. L. 279 (2003)
Recent Development, Criminal Gang Abatement Act, 39 Harv. J. on Legis. 503 (2002)
Law Clerk, Judge Reena Raggi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2004-2005
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, 2008-2011
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