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Brian T. Goldman



Brian Goldman brings a deep understanding of the financial markets as well as appellate litigation to his wide-ranging commercial litigation practice. Before joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, he clerked for two federal judges at the appellate level: Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before entering Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize, he gained extensive practical experience in the markets as an analyst at Barclays. 

A frequent writer, Brian has published articles in the Journal of Legislation and the Journal of Business & Securities Law, the latter of which was cited in a federal district court opinion.

News and Writings


  • “The Classical Avoidance Canon as a Principle of Construction,” 43 J. LEGIS. 170 (2017)
  • “Federal Regulation, Judicial Stays, and the Right to Appeal,” FEDSOC BLOG (Jan. 3, 2017)
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  • Hon. Richard J. Sullivan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2018 – 2019
  • Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2017 – 2018


Columbia Law School (J.D., 2017; James Kent Scholar, 2014-17; Executive Editor (Symposium Issue), Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Articles Editor, Columbia Business Law Review; Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize; Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition (semifinalist)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2012)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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