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