Sean H. Donahue
Sean H. Donahue is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney whose practice is focused on appellate litigation, including environmental cases in federal and state appellate courts.
A 1992 graduate of University of Chicago Law School, Sean served as law clerk to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and to Justice John Paul Stevens. He entered private practice at Jenner & Block's Washington office, then spent four years at the Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, Appellate Section, briefing and arguing cases in the United States Courts of Appeals, and state supreme courts concerning federal environmental and natural resources law, federal property law, takings, and Indian law.
Since first establishing a his own practice in 2002, Sean has participated in several significant cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, most recently successfully briefing and arguing Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp. for the petitioners. His practice extends to matters in state and federal courts around the country. He has represented leading public interest environmental organizations, as well as trade organizations, local governments, and private entities.
In addition to his practice, Sean has taught courses including Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Global Warming Law and Policy, Constitutional Law, and Civil Procedure as a visiting professor at University of Iowa College of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and currently, as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
David T. Goldberg
David T. Goldberg is a New York-based attorney whose practice is focused primarily on constitutional and public law litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court and in federal and state appellate courts.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Co-Chair of the Law Review, David served as law clerk to to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and to Justice David H. Souter. He then worked in the White House as special counsel in the Office of Presidential Personnel. From 1995 to 2000, David served on the staff of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., where he litigated cases based in constitutional and statutory anti-discrimination law at both the trial and appellate level.
Since first establishing his own practice in 2000, David has been involved in more than 30 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, representing a diverse array of clients, including state and local governments, labor unions, civil rights, public health, and environmental organizations, community groups, and members of the U.S. Senate. In 2006, he helped to establish the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he holds the title of Lecturer in Law.
David has also been involved in important civil rights and commercial cases in federal and state courts around the country, and is frequently engaged by other attorneys to lend expertise on discrete legal issues and to advise on questions of appellate strategy and practice. He has worked with the firm of Cochran, Neufeld & Scheck in several precedent-setting police misconduct cases, with the appellate practice group of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw on a number of significant commercial cases, and has represented the nation's leading medical and health associations in a number of cases arising from prosecutors' attempts to use child abuse and other criminal laws to punish women who suffer pregnancy loss.
Mr. Goldberg resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, radio producer Wesley Weissberg and their two children.