David Goldberg Education and Civil Rights Lawyer

David Goldberg is an education and civil rights lawyer who has worked on federal law and policy for more than 20 years. He is currently a private consultant on policy and legal issues for nonprofit education organizations. Prior to going into private practice, Goldberg was the Vice President for National Policy and Partnerships at the National Center on Time & Learning, where he worked for five years. For the preceding seven years, he was senior counsel and senior policy analyst at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations. His work there focused on managing the coalition’s education task force, which was responsible for federal policy and advocacy in Congress and the Administration. Goldberg has also worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy as his Special Counsel for Civil Rights on the Judiciary Committee, where he covered a wide range of issues, including affirmative action, health disparities and mental health, criminal justice and racial profiling, small business development programs, and executive branch nominees. Goldberg began his civil rights career at the U.S. Department of Transportation working on employment discrimination, access to federal contracts for disadvantaged small businesses, enforcement of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure that federal funding was not being used to discriminate against people based on race, sex, religion, or disability. Goldberg is also a longtime community organizer, active in D.C. public schools and as a mentor, board member, and an adviser for community nonprofits. He holds an Associate of the Arts degree from Simon’s Rock of Bard College; a B.S. in physics from Stanford University; and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.