Joanna Garelick Goldstein

Special Counsel

New York, NY
156 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
P 212.237.1033 F 212.262.1215
P 212.237.1033 F 212.262.1215


Joanna Garelick Goldstein is a seasoned litigator with nearly two decades of experience handling complex and high stakes litigations. Her dedication to patent litigation stems from her continued fascination by scientific principles and experimentation. 

Joanna was first drawn to Hatch-Waxman litigation while she was still a law student at Cardozo. Since that time, she has worked on patent litigations for well-known pharmaceutical products such as Plavix®, Femcon® Fe, LoLoestrin® Fe and Isosulfan Blue. She has represented both brand and generic companies in patent matters, providing her with a unique view of the patent landscape. She takes and defends depositions of scientific experts, pharmaceutical researchers and corporate representatives. She handles all phases of discovery and advises clients on IP strategy, particularly surrounding the viability of patent challenges to Orange Book patents and guiding clients on settlement strategy. 

Joanna began her legal career with a prominent federal clerkship for United States District Judge Lawrence Kahn in the Northern District of New York. The experience provided her with valuable insight into the procedures and intricacies of federal court.

Joanna graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. While an undergraduate student, she performed research in an MIT laboratory studying the hippocampus and its role in spatial learning and memory. After graduation, she remained in Massachusetts to work in the state office of U.S. Senator John F. Kerry as his Assistant for Business Issues and Economic Development. She then attended law school at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While at Cardozo, she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. She and her moot court partner were the 2003 AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association) Richard S. Giles Moot Court Regional Competition Winner and National Competition Semi-Finalist. Joanna was awarded the Jacob Burns Medal for Best Moot Court Oralist in the Cardozo Class of 2003. She also worked on the Innocence Project - finding another intersection of science and law in using DNA to fight for the exoneration of the innocent who had been wrongly incarcerated. She graduated from Cardozo in the top 10% of her class and was admitted to the prestigious Order of the Coif.



  • J.D., Order of the Coif, cum laude, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2003
  • B.S., Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998


  • Connecticut (2003)
  • New York (2004)
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (2019)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2011)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2011)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2017)