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Jonathan S. Goldstein focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and appellate work in federal and state courts, including securities, breach of fiduciary duty, copyright infringement, and toxic tort cases, as well as matters related to the RICO statute. Jonathan’s experience includes arguing and briefing an appeal before the Ninth Circuit. Jonathan also maintains an active pro bono practice.


  • Securities litigation
  • Copyright infringement
  • Appeals



  • Secured multimillion-dollar settlements for an investment company and a bank in a fraud case stemming from the collapse of a Ponzi scheme.°
  • Obtained dismissal of a toxic tort case against an aerospace manufacturer.°
  • Obtained dismissal of a RICO lawsuit against a Las Vegas casino.°
  • Defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the sale of a public company in a breach of fiduciary duty case in the Delaware Court of Chancery.°
  • Obtained a settlement for a founder of a technology company in litigation against the Securities and Exchange Commission.°
  • Represented the plaintiff in an excessive use of force case on appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.°
  • Defended a copyright infringement lawsuit against filmmaker.°
  • Represented immigrant rights nonprofit in filing amicus brief in support of en banc rehearing in the Ninth Circuit.°
  • Served as outside counsel to the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission investigating claims of police torture.°
  • Represented a minor from Central America in applying for asylum.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Goldstein prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Edward M. Chen, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2016
  • American Jewish Committee Summer Fellow, European Union of Jewish Students, 2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Champion, 51st Annual David E. Snodgrass Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2015-2016
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2017
    • Executive Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 68
    • Member, UC Hastings Moot Court Team
    • Thurston Society
  • B.A., History with High Honors and Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California at Berkeley, 2013
  • Hon. Gregory I. Massing, Massachusetts Court of Appeals, 2018-2019
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • German, Conversational
  • Italian, Conversational