Eugene I. Goldman represents domestic and international clients before the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in financial fraud, auditor misconduct, false disclosure, insider trading and other securities proceedings. He also represents audit committees in internal investigations as well as clients in shareholder litigation, cross-border Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) proceedings. He is a senior member of the Firm’s White-Collar and Securities Defense Practice Group.

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  • Acted on behalf of CFOs, controllers and other company executives in revenue recognition, “cookie jar reserve,” undisclosed perks and other investigations
  • Acted on behalf of a major industrial company in a public earnings statement investigation
  • Represented auditing firms in financial fraud and foreign payments investigations and class action litigation

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  • The Best Lawyers in America 2011 to 2019, Securities Litigation, Securities Regulation
  • Benchmark Litigation 2009, Star


  • US Chamber Litigation Center, Capital Markets Litigation Advisory Committee


Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD, (law review), 1977
American University, BA, with honors, 1973

District of Columbia

May 25, 2015

McDermott Discusses SEC’s Large Payouts to Compliance-Officer Whistleblowers

December 16, 2014

Second Circuit’s Newman Decision: Key Implications for the Defense Bar

February 4, 2014

The PCAOB Mission: Improving Audit Quality via Enforcement, Standards & Inspections