•  Defended the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MWRA, and dozens of government employees in employment discrimination, real estate, eminent domain, tax, administrative law, breach of contract, and tort cases.
 •  Represented dozens of private and public sector clients before innumerable federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Attorney's Office, CMS, federal and state Inspectors General, the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Board of Bar Overseers, State Ethics Commission, Board of Registration in Medicine, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, and the Department of Children and Families. On numerous occasions persuaded regulators not to bring enforcement proceedings against clients.
 •  Represented employers and employees in litigation over non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
 •  Represented MWRA in dozens of claims and disputes related to water and wastewater systems including capital building projects, rate setting, enforcement issues, pipeline breaks, overflows, and other system issues.

Critical successes include:

 •  Obtained a multi-million dollar judgment against a customer that refused to pay past due water and sewer charges.
 •  Obtained a judgment upholding MWRA's authority to determine water and sewer rates.
 •  Resolved hundreds of contractor claims on the Boston Harbor Project at a fraction of the claimed amounts.
 •  Successfully defended MWRA and the Commonwealth in dozens of public contracting bid protests.
 •  Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars from contractor that submitted a fraudulent bid.
 •  Recovered millions of dollars for Massachusetts public agencies in cost recovery efforts against engineering and design firms on MWRA and MHD projects.


Represented faculty and students in confidential research and academic misconduct cases.

Critical successes include:

 •  Persuading faculty discipline panels, the National Science Foundation, and ORI to dismiss claims of academic or research misconduct.
 •  Obtained landmark federal court ruling vacating an ORI debarment of a research scientist. Bois v. HHS.


 •  Persuaded the Board of Registration to license a physician after the Board's staff rejected the application.
 •  Persuaded the Board's Complaint Committee to dismiss charges of physician misconduct.
 •  Successfully defended a hospital in commercial litigation by a physician practice, resulting in a dismissal of the lawsuit prior to depositions on terms very favorable to the hospital.
 •  Obtained a substantial settlement for a hospital from providers who moved to a competing facility.
 •  Obtained substantial settlements for non-profit health care clients involving claims of securities fraud against investment advisors and managers.
 •  Obtained substantial settlement for physician who had been illegally terminated by his employer.
 •  Prosecuted numerous physician discipline cases before internal hospital peer review and disciplinary panels resulting in the affirmance of the medical staff discipline, including removal of a physician from a hospital's medical staff.
 •  Obtained pre-trial dismissal of lawsuit against a hospital and its medical staff president that had been sued by a physician after the doctor was terminated for disruptive behavior.
 •  Successfully represented hospitals, physician groups, hospices, and other health care providers in government fraud and false claims act cases.
 •  Persuaded government prosecutors on several occasions not to bring civil and/or criminal charges against client physicians and providers.
 •  Oversaw and/or conducted internal investigations for health care providers.


 •  Legal counsel and Treasurer to ballot question campaigns.
 •  Represented campaigns in proceedings before the Office of Campaign Finance.
 •  Drafted several ballot questions, formed and managed ballot question committees and signature drives.

Critical successes include:

 •  Persuading state regulators not to bring enforcement action against campaign officials.
 •  Obtained rulings that campaigns and contributors are not required to disclose certain campaign expenditures.

Practice Areas
Representative matters.

Richard Goldstein

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