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Deborah Goldberg

Deborah Goldberg

Managing Attorney
New York, NY, USA

Deborah Goldberg is the Managing Attorney of Earthjustice’s northeast office, located in New York City.  Since joining Earthjustice in 2008, she has been conducting litigation and other advocacy to protect public health and the environment from the adverse effects of extractive industries and toxic chemicals.  She represented the Town of Dryden, New York, before the New York Court of Appeals in its successful defense of the right of localities to zone out oil and gas development.

Ms. Goldberg’s career in environmental law began in 1988, following clerkships for then-Judge Stephen Breyer of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the late Judge Constance Baker Motley of the Southern District of New York.  She spent a decade in private practice—first at Berle, Kass & Case and then at Arnold & Porter—concentrating on environmental impact review, historic preservation, hazardous waste, and toxic tort litigation.  She then joined the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, serving as its Democracy Program Director until 2008.  Ms. Goldberg is a 1986 graduate of Harvard Law School.  She also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and taught for three years at Columbia University.


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