Barbara DeCrow Goldberg is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Appellate
Department. Ms. Goldberg is well known for her appellate expertise in high
exposure and complex cases and has handled hundreds of significant motions and appeals in State and Federal Courts. She is noted for several important decisions in the areas of medical malpractice, negligence, workers compensation and labor law, including, Arons v. Jutkowitz, 8 N.Y.3d 393 (2007)(holding that plaintiffs could be compelled to authorize defense counsel to conduct ex parte, off-the-record interviews with non-party treating physicians); French v. Schiavo, 63 A.D.3d 403 (1st Dept. 2009)(allowing $3 million in collateral source set-offs based on past and future disability payments); DeCrescenzo v. Gonzalez, 46 A.D.3d 607 (2nd Dept. 2007)(reversing $14 million judgment and ordering new trial based on trial court’s disparate treatment of parties and allowing use of juror affidavits to correct error by jury in recording verdict); Lee v. Astoria Generating Co., L.P., 13 N.Y.3d 382 (2009)(holding that the plaintiff ’s Labor Law claims were pre-empted by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act); and Castro v. United Container Machinery Group, Inc., 96 N.Y.2d 398 (2001)(adopting strict interpretation of “grave injury” under Workers’ Compensation Law § 11). Ms. Goldberg is also known for her expertise regarding New York’s structured judgment provisions, CPLR Articles 50-A and 50-B.
Prior to re-joining the Firm she was a Partner with Mauro Goldberg & Lilling
LLP. She was also associated with Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. and served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County where she worked in the Appeals Bureau.
Ms. Goldberg is a member of the OCA’s Advisory Committee on Civil Practice. She has published in the areas of medical malpractice, post-verdict
practice and appellate practice, as well as lectured at continuing legal education programs and educating industry professionals and attorneys regarding the current CPLR Article 50-A. She has previously served as Chairperson of the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and is a member of the New York State Medical Defense Bar Association and the Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York.
Boston University School of Law, J.D, cum laude
Radcliffe College, B.A., magna cum laude
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Association of Hospital Risk Managers New York
New York State Medical Defense Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
2010 - present
2010 - present