Goldberg was lead counsel in U.S. v. Bess Meyerson, where the former Miss America who was then a key city official, and had been a Senate candidate was accused, along with a State Supreme Court Justice of bribery in order to influence a pending case. In a book used in a number of law schools in trial advocacy courses, Prof. Iannuzzi [Trial: Strategy & Psychology (Prentice Hall)] reprinted Goldberg’s summation in the Meyerson case and wrote: “The trial ended in an acquittal in large measure based on Mr. Goldberg’s summation. His summation is must reading for those studying trial advocacy.”

Commenting on the Meyerson result, Alexander’s When She Was Bad (Random House), the author ascribed the acquittal to the “skill and craftiness of Goldberg.”

Jay Goldberg - Firm ProfileFollowing a record number of government convictions using its key witness Salvatore “The Bull” Gravano, the National Law Journal wrote: “If not for defense attorney Jay Goldberg’s methodical destruction of Mr. Gravano showing that he was not telling even the same story, no less the truth, then Mr. Gravano would still be selling his versions in the way that ‘professional anti-Communists’ created testimony to order in the 1950s.”

In the Prentice Hall publication - Handbook of Cross-Examination used in a number of law schools, the author wrote that “reprinted herein are five outstanding cross-examinations, one by such a formidable trial lawyer Jay Goldberg in his masterful cross-examination of the key witness Salvatore ‘Sammy the Bull’ Gravano in United States v. Gambino.”

New York Magazine’s feature article listed Jay Goldberg as having been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New York, Best Lawyers in America [Naifeh and Smith], Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law [Marquis], and in Martindale-Hubbell's Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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