Brian Goldman helps companies and individuals defend victories and overturn losses by litigating high-stakes appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts around the country.
A partner in the Supreme Court & Appellate practice, Brian focuses on intellectual property, data privacy, immigration, and commercial appeals. Brian has recently represented leading technology companies before the Supreme Court and the Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits. He also maintains an active pro bono practice in the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals.
In 2014, and again in 2017, the Ninth Circuit appointed Brian to three-year terms as an Appellate Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. In that role, Brian co-authored The Appellate Lawyer Representatives' Guide to Practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and created a "shell brief" for attorneys to use in preparing properly structured Ninth Circuit briefs.
Brian was named one of California's "Top 40 Under 40" in 2018 by the Daily Journal. He also won a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award that year for his work defending a local firearms ordinance against a Second Amendment challenge.
Prior to joining Orrick, Brian served as a law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor and to Judge Stephen Reinhardt. He also served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, where he briefed and argued cases on appeal for the federal government. Before law school, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.