Josh Goldstein joined Ropes & Gray as an associate in the litigation department in 2014. Before joining the firm, Josh clerked for Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. During law school Josh taught constitutional law to area high school students as a Marshall-Brennan Fellow. He previously worked on financial reform and market structure issues while a legislative aide in the United States Senate.
- Represented insurers in $600 million coverage dispute in arbitration proceedings in New York and London, and eventual settlement of the claims. Responsible for taking and defending fact and expert depositions and drafting summary judgment motion.
- Member of trial team defending manufacturer of recycled materials in action brought in Massachusetts Business Litigation Session alleging breach of contract and violation of Massachusetts consumer protection law.
- Represented same-sex married couples in appeal of Arkansas Supreme Court decision, which was summarily reversed by the United States Supreme Court, denying them right to be listed on their children’s birth certificates on same basis as opposite-sex spouses.
- Successfully represented insurers in $1.1 billion coverage dispute in federal court. Assisted in drafting of Insurers’ summary judgment briefs, which resulted in dismissal of all Excess Insurers from case. Assisted in drafting of appellate briefs and preparation for oral argument before Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed grant of summary judgment in favor of Insurers on two key issues in the case.
- Marriage Equality: Part of the Ropes & Gray team representing plaintiffs in Tanco v. Haslam, one of the four marriage equality cases decided by the United States Supreme Court under the caption Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Supreme Court held that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples. Assisted in research and drafting of merits brief for the Supreme Court, and assisted Ropes & Gray partner Doug Hallward-Driemeier in preparing for his landmark oral argument in the combined marriage equality cases.
- Pro bono representation of a historic African Methodist Episcopal Church in multi-week trial in federal bankruptcy court regarding violations against the Church of Massachusetts’ consumer protection laws.
- JD, Yale Law School, 2013
- BA (Government), magna cum laude, Cornell University, 2009
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2013
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2018
- The Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch (2021)