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Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein's practice focuses on securities enforcement defense and securities litigation. His clients include individuals and entities facing investigations by securities regulators, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission and state securities regulators, self-regulatory organizations, including the NASD and NYSE, and criminal authorities, including the US Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and other criminal prosecutors.

Mr. Goldstein also represents clients in internal investigations, civil, criminal, and class action litigation involving allegations of violations of federal and state securities statutes, and rules. He was formerly Associate Director of the Division of Enforcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as Chairman of the Penny Stock Task Force and a member of the Justice Department's National Bank Fraud and Securities and Commodities FraudWorking Groups. Previously, he served as Executive Assistant to SEC Chairman Shad, having been both Assistant Director and, prior to that, Branch Chief of the Division of Enforcement.

Mr. Goldstein has been the recipient of numerous awards. These include, Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service, conferred by the President of the United States of America; US Securities and Exchange Commission Distinguished Service Award; North American Securities Administrators Association Distinguished Service Award; Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2007 and 2008, The Legal 500 in 2007, and Washingtonian Best Lawyer in 2007.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude, 1972 , and Rutgers University, BA, 1964.



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