Antitrust, Class Actions and Complex Litigation,
Commercial Litigation, Election Law
Joe Goldberg has been a senior shareholder in the law firm since 1991. After teaching in law schools for nearly twenty years, he has now been in active private practice for more than twenty years. His practice is largely confined to antitrust, class actions and complex commercial litigation. He has tried a number of cases to multimillion dollar verdicts and judgments and has recovered for his clients, by judgment or settlement, over two billion dollars. He has an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Best Lawyers in America in antitrust, commercial litigation and bet-the-company litigation, and has been listed in Chambers USA since its inception. Joe was designated by Best Lawyers in America as “bet-the-company” litigator of the year in New Mexico in 2009 and antitrust litigator of the year in 2011.
Joe has taken leadership positions in a number of national class actions, including Commercial Explosives Price-Fixing Litigation, Polypropylene Carpet Antitrust Litigation, Nasdaq Marketmakers Antitrust Litigation, Specialty Steel Antitrust Litigation, Bulk Vitamins Antitrust Litigation, Visa/Mastercard Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation, among others. He is recognized nationwide for his work with economic and statistical experts.
Joe was on the full-time faculties of the University of North Dakota and the University of New Mexico Law Schools, from 1969 through 1987. He was also the General Counsel for the University of New Mexico. He was a law clerk for Hon. M. Joseph Blumenfeld of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also served as the Secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department and Secretary of the New Mexico Health & Environment Department. Joe serves on the Board of Advisors for the American Antitrust Institute, on the Board of Overseers for the Searle Civil Justice Institute at George Mason University and on the United States Advisory Board for the Loyola University Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.
A.B. (Cum Laude), Trinity College (Hartford, CT), 1965
LL.B. (Cum Laude), Boston College Law School, 1968
- American Bar Association, Section on Antitrust Law
- American Association for Justice
- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors since 1989; President, 2005-06
Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL), Board of Directors since 1991; President, 1999-2002
- American Law Institute, Life Member; Advisor, Restatement (Third) of Agency
New Mexico Supreme Court Uniform Jury Instructions (Civil) Committee, 1981 - 1999
Numerous books, monographs and articles on the law
Presenter at numerous continuing legal educations around the country