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Heather Goldman regularly assists clients with resolving complex commercial disputes and responding to government investigations and inquiries.  She has represented clients in connection with matters involving the First Amendment, intellectual property disputes, and false advertising. Ms. Goldman has also represented clients in connection with litigation involving contract claims, business torts, and employment matters. Her practice includes all facets of litigation, including case analysis; implementing litigation strategies; drafting pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs; conducting witness interviews; preparing witnesses for testimony; taking and defending depositions; arguing motions; managing document discovery from retention to production; negotiating settlements; and performing in-depth legal research. 

Ms. Goldman also has significant experience advising and assisting clients in conducting internal investigations and responding to government inquiries. She has assisted in conducting and defending internal corporate investigations, replying to investigative subpoenas, and negotiating resolutions to government investigations.  Ms. Goldman has assisted clients under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Prior to her career in law, Ms. Goldman was an award-winning producer at CNN.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Chair, Council for Court Excellence's Public Service Committee
    • Board Member, Council for Court Excellence
    • Contributor, First Amendment Coalition Hotline
    • Contributor, “Advertising Disputes & Litigation (ADL) Recent Litigation Developments” – an online publication by the American Bar Association’s Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committee that summarizes the latest cases that shape advertising law
    • Chair, Council for Court Excellence Notario Identification and Enforcement Workgroup
    • Alfred I. dupont-Columbia University Award (2005): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of the Tsunami Disaster in South Asia.  Part of 2005 Alfred I. dupont-Columbia University Award winning team
    • Peabody Award (2005): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.  Part of 2005 Peabody Award winning team
    • Emmy Award (2002): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  Part of 2002 Emmy Award winning team
    • Contributor, “Advertising Disputes & Litigation (ADL) Recent Litigation Developments” – an online publication by the American Bar Association’s Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committee that summarizes the latest cases that shape advertising law
    • Chair, Council for Court Excellence Notario Identification and Enforcement Workgroup
    • Alfred I. dupont-Columbia University Award (2005): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of the Tsunami Disaster in South Asia.  Part of 2005 Alfred I. dupont-Columbia University Award winning team
    • Peabody Award (2005): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.  Part of 2005 Peabody Award winning team
    • Emmy Award (2002): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  Part of 2002 Emmy Award winning team
    • Peabody Award (2005): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.  Part of 2005 Peabody Award winning team
    • Emmy Award (2002): Produced interviews and programming for CNN’s coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  Part of 2002 Emmy Award winning team
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Professional Affiliations

    • First Amendment Coalition
    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Represented a consumer victimized by “notario fraud” (a type of legal consulting fraud where an individual misrepresents him or herself as an attorney to a non-English speaker seeking legal advice) and successfully recovered an amount in excess of the consumer’s damages and obtained an injunction barring the defendants from providing, or advertising, legal services.
  • Represented a national retailer before the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Represented a lender against tort and employment contract claims asserted in a jury trial by the owners of a health care company.
  • Represented a leading provider of equipment and vehicle rentals in various litigations arising from claims sounding in negligence, product liability, and insurance law.
  • Represented an international provider of workspace accommodations in eviction actions.
  • Represented a portfolio manager in connection with an internal investigation conducted by a former employer.
  • Assisted a company in conducting an internal investigation into alleged violations of government contracting requirements, and assisted to resolve matters internally within the company.
  • Advised a national bookseller regarding Freedom of Information laws in various states.

Publications

  • "Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Advertising Class Action Litigation," co-authored with David Zetoony, October 2013
  • Emergency Health Care Services: Disparate Access And Barriers Faced By Women," The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Volume 7, Issue 3, Annual Review 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • "Notario Fraud and Immigration Services Scams," Legal Services Collaboration/Federal Trade Commission, Immigrant Consumer Protection Issues in DC, MD, and VA Conference, Fairfax, Virginia, July 2013
  • "Combating Notario Fraud in Our Community," Maggio + Kattar and Catholic Charities, Immigration Community Forum, Washington, DC, March 2013
  • "What I Wished I'd Known in Law School," Lexis Nexis Student Webcast, September 2010