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Michael S. Goldberg

Michael S. Goldberg

Baker Botts LLP

Houston, TX, USA


Michael S. Goldberg is a senior trial partner at Baker Botts, with extensive trial experience in complex commercial and international arbitration matters. He is co-chair of the firm’s international dispute resolution section (international arbitration and litigation).

During his thirty-five years of practice, Mr. Goldberg has served as lead counsel in litigation matters as diverse as antitrust/competition, banking/finance, bankruptcy, commercial, construction, corporate acquisitions, defamation, discrimination, energy, environmental, ERISA, FCPA and other criminal investigations, intellectual property, partnership, premises liability, products liability, qui tam and real estate.

Mr. Goldberg also has served as lead counsel and negotiator in a wide array of transactional matters. He has maintained a reputation of always striving for the best “big picture” result for his clients—whether negotiating with corporations, joint venturers, or governmental entities, acting as chief spokesperson with the media, or dealing with corporate crisis matters.  He served as general counsel for professional sports teams such as the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

Mr. Goldberg’s experience extends to a broad array of international matters involving clients, adversaries, and/or issues in Angola, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Yemen.

Mr. Goldberg has served as a council member of the Council of Legal Opportunities (CLEO), an organization that works with minority and low-income students to help them prepare for and attend law school. He is a past chair of Holocaust Museum Houston.  He is an Adjunct Professor of International Arbitration at the University of Texas School of Law.

Michael S. Goldberg is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration - International Arbitration 2017, Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Applying to U.S. Courts to Take Evidence in Aid of Arbitration - International Arbitration 2017, Tuesday, June 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration - Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration, Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Applying to U.S. Courts to Take Evidence in Aid of Arbitration - Applying to U.S. Courts to Take Evidence in Aid of Arbitration, Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration - Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration, Tuesday, June 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration - Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration, Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Applying to U.S. Courts to Take Evidence in Aid of Arbitration - Applying to U.S. Courts to Take Evidence in Aid of Arbitration, Tuesday, June 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs International Arbitration 2017, Thursday, June 22, 2017, New York, NY
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