The New York Law Journal, in an article entitled “The Top Cases” - described the cases that grabbed the attention of the legal community, which included the following case and result - Goldberg had been selected by Assemblyman Wright (majority party whip) acting for himself and other members of the New York State Assembly and Senator Seabrook, acting for himself and other members of the New York State Senate to vindicate the constitutional principle of separation of powers, when Governor Pataki, acting for the State, without legislative authority, entered into a Compact with Indian Tribes to permit Las Vegas-style casino gambling on Tribal lands within the State. The New York Court of Appeals declared the Governor's actions violative of our tri-partite system of government.
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He served on the Congressionally mandated Joint Committee on Local Rules for the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He received an Order of Commendation from the Chief Judges to this effect:
“Jay Goldberg, a member of the Joint Committee on Local Rules, who without compensation has assisted the Court with a complete review and revision of the Local Civil Rules, Admiralty and Maritime Rules, and Criminal Rules for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and both federal districts having adopted new joint Local Rules of Court is hereby commended for his service with the gratitude of the Court.”
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He completed his military service with rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the White Collar Crime Reporter.
He was a member on the Committee on Grievances for United States District Court,
Southern District of New York.