A former Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit law clerk, Brian Goldman specializes in high-stakes appeals.
Brian is a partner in the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate practice. His work spans several subject areas, including intellectual property, data privacy, immigration, and commercial disputes. 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.
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.