Jeffrey B. Goldberg is an associate in the Miami office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal litigation and investigations.
He has prosecuted an international, multi-jurisdictional investigation and litigation aimed at recovering $40 million lost in an investment scheme. He has represented a former FIFA official accused of wire and honest services fraud, and assisted clients in various criminal and civil suits, as well as state and federal investigations, involving RICO Act violations, breach of confidential information, portfolio investment fraud, irregularities with statewide standardized school testing, and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) fraud.
Jeff has counseled clients including one implicated in the Panama Papers, an audit committee ensnared in a regulatory investigation, and an internet investment company on Blue Sky laws and SEC, FTC, and FINRA regulations.
Jeff helped negotiate a settlement with the Republic of Argentina over its sovereign bond default, and drafted and filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jeff assisted in creating and teaching a class at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on outside counsel's role in internal corporate investigations.
Jeff maintains an active pro bono practice. He obtained a victory at summary judgment that created law in Florida and ensured his client could remain in his home. Jeff is fighting for the rights of a local resident impacted by Hurricane Irma, and worked on behalf of Holocaust survivors.
Litigation and white-collar associate in the Philadelphia office of a national law firm
Law clerk, the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Legal intern, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
Florida Contribution to “United States of America (USA): Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (GAP)”, Delos Dispute Resolution 2018 (with Nicolas Swerdloff and Malik Havalic)
Board member, co-chair, Anti-Defamation League (Eastern Pennsylvania Region), The Glass Leadership Institute, 2013 – 2014
Representative to AJC’s Global ACCESS Steering Committee (2018-19); Committee Member to the AJC Miami ACCESS Steering Committee (2018-19); Member of the AJC Muslim-Jewish Advisory Counsel (2018-19)
Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Pennsylvania, 2014
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Southern
District of Florida
Representation of the former president of the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL) – the FIFA regional governing body of soccer for South America – in (i) a civil RICO action involving an alleged scheme to award commercial rights to various South American soccer tournaments in exchange for the payment of bribes, and (ii) an appeal from a criminal conviction in federal court based on the same alleged scheme
Representation of BAC Florida Bank – an affiliate of the Nicaragua-based Pellas Group – in a civil RICO action filed by a New York litigation trust established by PDVSA to pursue claims based on an alleged scheme to award PDVSA contracts in exchange for the payments of bribes
Defense of manufacturer of food products in putative class action in Florida alleging misrepresentation of the content of food products; obtained early dismissal of action
Representation of Ticofrut S.A. -- an affiliate of the Nicaragua-based Pellas Group and manufacturer of juice products -- in an action by Del Monte International, GmbH seeking to prevent Ticofrut from purchasing pineapples from its primary supplier based on an arbitral award that Del Monte obtained against that supplier
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. litigation against officers and directors of various closed financial institutions
Representation of Caja Paraguaya de Jubilaciones y Pensiones del Personal de la Itaipú Binacional—the retirement fund manager for Paraguyan employees of the joint Brazilian/Paraguyan Itaipú Binacional hydroelectric dam project—in connection with the prosecution of its worldwide strategy to recover funds invested in a fraudulent scheme and other failed offerings