New McDermott Partner Provides Valuable Insights for Clients Facing White Collar Investigations, Regulatory Complexities and Civil Litigation


McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Ben Goldberger as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in the Firm’s Boston office. Coming off his role as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts, Ben will rely on his government experience to guide clients facing investigations, civil litigation and regulatory issues.

“Changing policies and regulations have a tremendous impact on how our clients conduct business, and Ben’s decade of government experience provides the insights needed to help them navigate an extremely complex legal landscape,” said David Rosenbloom, global head of McDermott’s Litigation Practice Group.

“Ben has gained a unique perspective having served in the District Attorney’s office and the current Governor’s office, and his skillset and trial prowess will add significant value for our clients by enhancing the white collar capabilities that we offer in Boston. We look forward to once again having him on the team,” added David.

Ben began his legal career as an associate at McDermott and then went on to serve seven years as an assistant district attorney for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts, focusing on white-collar crime, public corruption and computer crime. In this role, he tried more than three dozen cases to jury verdict and briefed and argued a number of appellate matters.

Most recently, Ben served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Baker for all of the Governor’s first term and the first months of his second term. While in the Governor’s Office, Ben advised senior officials in high-level decision-making and development of strategy and policy in areas including criminal justice reform, climate change, renewable energy and economic development. He brings with him extensive knowledge of current state government policies and priorities impacting regulated industries and individuals and companies interacting with government agencies and courts.

“My experience at the state and local level allows me to help clients see around corners to ensure they are equipped and prepared to deal with government agencies at every step of investigations, civil litigation and complex regulatory challenges,” Ben added. “McDermott was where I started my legal career, and I’m excited to return to not only an amazing client service platform but also a place where I know I’ll be supported and encouraged by colleagues who truly care about the work.”

Ben earned his BAS and BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from Harvard Law School. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Mark L. Wolf, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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