David T. Goldberg

Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude. Goldberg is Lecturer in Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where, in 2006, he helped to establish the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. He served as an Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review, law clerk to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg (then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit), and to Justice David H. Souter of the United States Supreme Court. He then worked in the White House as a Special Counsel and on the staff of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. He has been involved in more than 30 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, representing a diverse array of clients, including state and local governments, labor unions, civil rights, public health, and environmental organizations, community groups, and members of the U.S. Senate, and has represented the nation’s leading medical and health associations (such as the American Public Health Association, Catholic Charities U.S.A., AARP, the American Academy of Pediatrics) in cases concerning Congress’s authority to enforce constitutional rights, the constitutionality of voluntary school desegregation and affirmative action policies, police misconduct, the modification of and relief from judicial decrees, and the standing of private parties to enforce federal statutes and regulations.

Goldberg’s work focuses on constitutional law, civil rights, environmental law, and appellate law.