News from the Courts

Issue November 2014

Susan J. Goldberg appointed as circuit executive for the First Circuit

On behalf of the Judicial Council, Chief Judge Sandra Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has announced that the Judicial Council has unanimously selected Susan J. Goldberg to serve as circuit executive. Goldberg, who has served the court as deputy circuit executive since 2001, assumed the role of acting circuit executive upon the resignation of Gary H. Wente on July 31, 2014.

A 1984 graduate of Vassar College, Goldberg has a long history of service in the federal judiciary. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1989, entered private practice after completing her clerkship and joined Arnold & Porter LLP's New York office as an associate in the litigation department.

In 1993, Goldberg moved to Boston and practiced in Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault's litigation department, where she litigated various types of commercial disputes. In 1995, she became executive director of the Gender and Race and Ethnic Bias Task Forces of the First Circuit. In 1996, she joined the Office of the Circuit Executive as the assistant circuit executive for legal affairs, a position she held for four years, until she became deputy circuit executive in 2001. As deputy circuit executive, Goldberg managed every aspect of judicial administration for the First Circuit.