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Deborah Goldberg is a managing attorney of Earthjustice’s Northeast regional office, where she supervises and conducts legal advocacy and litigation related to global warming and environmental health.
Ms. Goldberg’s arrival at Earthjustice in July 2008 marked a return to the practice of environmental law, where she spent the first decade of her legal career. As an attorney at the law firm Berle, Kass & Case and Arnold & Porter, she concentrated in cases involving environmental impact review, historic preservation, and hazardous waste issues. She was lead counsel at the U.S. Supreme Court for the county intervenors in New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992) (overturning portions of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act). While in private practice, she also co-authored with Michael B. Gerrard the environmental law column of the New York Law Journal.
Goldberg is a graduate of Harvard Law School, after which she served as a law clerk for then-Judge Stephen G. Breyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the late Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before joining Earthjustice, she was the Democracy Program Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where she litigated cases, published in academic journals and the popular media, and provided congressional testimony on issues of electoral and campaign finance reform.
Deborah Goldberg also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and taught ethics for three years at Columbia University before embarking on the study and practice of law.