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Michael A. Goldsticker

Counsel
Raleigh | 919.835.4624
Fax | 919.834.4564

Michael Goldsticker concentrates his practice on business litigation, white collar criminal defense, and government and internal investigations. 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 juries and arbitration panels throughout the country. 

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 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.

*Michael is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia only, is not licensed in North Carolina, has an application for admission to the North Carolina State Bar pending, and is practicing law in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5(e) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a global defense contractor accused of a $1 billion breach of contract before an American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel.
  • Defended a financial services company accused of civil RICO violations and fraud, culminating in a three-month bench trial in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented a national electronics and office-supply retailer defending against catastrophic personal-injury claims.
  • Defended a major private equity firm facing breach-of-fiduciary-duty and mismanagement claims related to the collapse of a residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) investment fund.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 corporation in a False Claims Act matter investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil and Criminal Divisions.

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Honors & Awards

  • ATF National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Award, 2021
  • FBI and Montgomery County Police Department’s Prosecutorial Special Recognition Award, 2019
  • Order of the Coif