Stephen Goldman is a former partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP and presently is Counsel at Sands Anderson P.C., in its McLean, Virginia office. Professor Goldman obtained his A.B. from Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School, and his Doctorate in Political Philosophy and Ethics from Oxford University, where he was a Ford Foundation scholar, and served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. Following law school Professor Goldman served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens who was then a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Professor Goldman has practiced law for many years, working primarily on complex civil litigation matters. He has also served as president of a company in Denver, Colorado and taught business strategy and law-related courses at the Business School of the University of Colorado at Denver. Professor Goldman is the author of Temptations in the Office: Ethical Choices and Legal Obligations, published by Greenwood/Praeger. He has also published on issues related to pre-trial practice and the preparation of witnesses for deposition, and corporate governance. He has served on Ethics Panels at two annual conferences of the Judicial Conference for the United States Court of Claims and has lectured on ethics at programs of NITA, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Professor Goldman is an active member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.