Phillip M. Goldberg is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he focuses primarily on litigation, securities enforcement and corporate governance matters. He has been involved in numerous proxy contests and related takeover cases representing both activist investors and corporations. Mr. Goldberg also counsels securities broker-dealers and other clients on compliance with the federal and state securities laws and rules of the various self-regulatory organizations (SROs) and represents those clients in SEC enforcement proceedings and SRO disciplinary and other proceedings and litigation. Mr. Goldberg also assists special committees of boards of public companies in investigations of financial reporting and related conduct. He has represented various broker-dealers and individuals in significant investigations relating to research analyst conflicts of interest, sales of derivatives, IPO allocations, insider trading, and financial reporting and net capital compliance. His practice also includes the representation of municipalities, underwriters, and individuals in connection with municipal financial fraud investigations.
Mr. Goldberg is a former member of the firm's Management Committee.
Mr. Goldberg often speaks at bar and trade association programs on shareholder activism, corporate internal investigations, SEC enforcement issues, and regulatory examinations, and has published several articles on these topics.
Mr. Goldberg was named to The BTI Consulting Group’s coveted BTI Client Service All-Stars lists for 2014 and as an MVP for 2015. This elite group of standout attorneys — identified solely through unprompted client feedback — are recognized as delivering the absolute best client service. He also has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Additionally, Mr. Goldberg was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015 for his work in litigation – securities.
Mr. Goldberg received his law degree from DePaul University (J.D., 1983) and his undergraduate degree from Indiana University (B.A., 1980).