Michael A. Goldsticker

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Michael Goldsticker focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations.  He has represented corporations and individuals in federal and state courts in a broad range of substantive areas, including contract and fraud disputes, securities litigation, and professional liability matters.  Michael is actively committed to pro bono matters, having represented criminal defendants in trial level and post-conviction proceedings through the firm’s partnership with the Maryland Public Defender’s Office.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from Duke Law School in 2012, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the Duke Law Journal.  Before joining Williams & Connolly, Michael clerked for Judge Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and Judge José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Representative Experience

Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Michael’s experience includes:

  • Counsel for financial services company and its individual officers in the Southern District of New York on a $2 billion claim involving civil RICO, fraud and contract actions. The case ultimately settled after a three-month bench trial.
  • Counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation in false claims investigation.
  • Trial Counsel for a criminal defendant charged with assault and other offenses.  The defendant was acquitted of all charges.
  • Trial Counsel for a criminal defendant charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.



Government Service

Law Clerk, Judge José A. Cabranes, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2013-2014

Law Clerk, Judge Robert N. Chatigny, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2012-2013

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