Nick Goldberg specializes in high-stakes complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense at Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP. His clients include established companies, start-ups, government entities, and executives across a broad range of industries, including software, financial services, internet security, pharmaceuticals, professional sports, and venture capital.
Mr. Goldberg has litigated a wide variety of complex civil cases in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitration proceedings. He has handled disputes involving intellectual property, contract, fraud, professional liability, antitrust, securities, and corporate law. Mr. Goldberg also has extensive experience helping guide venture-backed companies, founders, executives, and investors through disputes involving trade secrets, employee mobility, fiduciary duties, confidentiality agreements, and other contract issues.
In his criminal practice, Mr. Goldberg represents companies and executives in internal and government investigations, including those by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, California Attorney General, and other government agencies. He has experience in matters involving allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, anticompetitive conduct, and campaign finance offenses.
Mr. Goldberg maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients in high-impact litigation. He was awarded the 2018 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award by the Daily Journal for his representation of the County of Santa Clara in successfully challenging President Donald J. Trump’s January 2017 Executive Order attempting to defund “sanctuary jurisdictions.”