Joshua E. Goldstein Direct Line:617-778-9142


Josh represents clients in a wide range of complex and high stakes matters, in every aspect of litigation. He has helped clients achieve successful outcomes through motions practice, at trial, on appeal and via settlement. He has worked on, and won, cases in federal and state courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals, federal district courts, the Massachusetts Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session, and other state courts.

Josh is a strategic thinker, who thrives under pressure. He enjoys working with clients to fully understand and pursue their litigation goals efficiently and effectively. Josh represents clients in complex business litigation, consumer protection and civil rights cases, insurance matters and a range of other civil litigation. He has successfully defended clients facing billions of dollars in claims, worked on a multi-district litigation involving more than 3,000 state and federal cases, and was part of the team that won a historic victory in the U.S. Supreme Court establishing the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry.

Prior to joining NBP, Josh was a litigator at Ropes & Gray and clerked for Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Josh also worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant – focusing on financial reform and equity market structure issues – for Senator Ted Kaufman.


  • Achieved summary judgment in the Southern District of New York on $1.1 billion claim and helped successfully defend victory on appeal before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with respect to two critical issues.
  • Helped leading private equity firm obtain favorable verdict rejecting breach of contract claims in Massachusetts Business Litigation Session.
  • Member of team responsible for drafting appellate briefs and preparing for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in landmark marriage equality case (Obergefell v. Hodges).
  • Represented same-sex married couples in successful appeal to U.S. Supreme Court of decision by Arkansas Supreme Court denying them right to be listed on their children’s birth certificates.
  • Represented historic African Methodist Episcopal Church asserting Massachusetts’ consumer protection claims in multi-week trial in federal bankruptcy court and in successful appeal.
  • Defended company in multi-district litigation involving thousands of state and federal cases across the country.
  • Advised insurer on trial and appellate strategy related to a number of matters and represented client in appeal before the Massachusetts Court of Appeals.


Josh graduated from Yale Law School in 2013. He worked as a research assistant to Dean Heather Gerken, served as a Marshall-Brennan Fellow teaching constitutional law to local high school students, worked in the Landlord-Tenant Housing Clinic, and was a senior editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation. Josh graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2009, where won the Janice N. and Milton J. Esman Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship in Government. He was captain of the Division I men’s tennis team and First-Team All-Ivy League.

Professional Activities/Affiliations

Josh is admitted to the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He served as co-chair of the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council and is active in disability-related advocacy efforts.