Michael Goldsticker is a commercial litigator. He is a vital member of the Firm’s team of litigators and trial attorneys who handle, investigate, and litigate cases involving complex commercial disputes, including claims under the False Claims Act/Qui Tam actions and other business fraud cases. His case experience also includes class actions and multidistrict litigation. Michael has handled investigations and litigation arising from clinical laboratory, life sciences, healthcare, solar energy, construction, and government contract businesses. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with significant experience in large-scale investigations. He has tried numerous cases as a prosecutor and on behalf of businesses and individuals before courts, juries, and arbitration panels throughout the country.
Michael also has developed in-depth knowledge, understanding and experience in eDiscovery and the management and organization of extensive discovery including document review and organization, and witness preparation in complex commercial litigation cases.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, Michael served as a federal prosecutor in the District of Maryland, overseeing sweeping investigations into violations of federal criminal laws, including those involving corruption, conspiracy, and money laundering. Earlier in his career, Michael was a litigator at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where he focused on complex civil litigation and criminal defense.
Michael is a former law clerk for the Honorable José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as well as the Honorable Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from Duke Law School and served as an Articles Editor on the Duke Law Journal.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys Carolina Panthers football, Duke basketball, cooking, musicals, camping, biking, and hiking with his family.