Jim Goldberg is a lawyer with Bryan Cave in San Francisco, California. Jim’s practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation, involving financial institutions, private equity funds, real estate developers and underwriters, as well as consumer class actions. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried cases in federal and state courts in California and Texas and before the American Arbitration Association, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has appeared and argued cases before the California Court of Appeals and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.
Jim has experience representing financial institutions in litigation concerning federal regulation of the industry, including TILA, RESPA and HUD servicing regulations, as well as state consumer protection statutes, including California Business and Professions Code Sections 17200 and 17500, and common law predatory lending claims. He has defended against consumer class actions involving banking and insurance issues in state and federal courts in Alabama, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
Jim also has experience representing aerospace manufacturers, air carriers, electronics manufacturers, high-tech manufacturers, car rental companies, hospitality corporations, medical billing companies, broadcast companies and individuals in commercial disputes regarding trade secrets, employee hiring, accounting practices, insurance licensing, insurance coverage, false advertising and unfair competition, in a “Superfund” cost recovery trial, and in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death actions.
Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Jim was a partner in the now-defunct, San Francisco based firm of Folger, Levin & Kahn, where he practiced for twenty-three years.
Prior to practicing in California, Jim had a federal court clerkship in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School.
Jim is also one of the hosts of the San Francisco Real Estate Investment Forum, which is sponsored monthly by Bryan Cave.