Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Alan Stuart Goldberg practices business and tax law including the delivery and regulation of healthcare, and information technology. He is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the State of Florida, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court - Massachusetts and the United States District Court - Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Tax Court.
A past President of the American Health Lawyers Association (1991-1992), Mr. Goldberg served on the AHLA Board of Directors from 1981 to 1993, and served as an Internet advisor to the AHLA Board. He received the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award in 1996 and was named an AHLA Inaugural Fellow in 2005. Mr. Goldberg is the founding moderator of the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Internet listserv.
In 2006, Mr. Goldberg received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Boston College Law School at the 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the law school.
Mr. Goldberg has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America and has served as Vice Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Practice Group, as well as Chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Sectionï¿½s e-Health & Privacy Interest Group.
Mr. Goldberg received his AB in history from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and his JD from Boston College Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, and was selected for the National Moot Court Team. In 1978, he received his LL.M. (Taxation) from Boston University School of Law. After graduation from Boston College Law School in 1967, Mr. Goldberg commenced the practice of law at Goulston & Storrs, in Boston, Massachusetts, and from 2002 until 2006 in Washington, DC.
Upon admission to the bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia on June 5, 2006, Mr. Goldberg opened the law office of Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney & Counsellor-at-Law, which is located at 6845 Elm Street, Suite 205, McLean, Virginia 22101 and is Mr. Goldberg's sole office location.
Mr. Goldberg's introduction to health law occurred during the dawning of the Medicare/Medicaid programs era when he served as a staff Judge Advocate, a District Claims Officer, and a prosecutor and defense counsel in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970. During his tenure in the U.S. Navy JAGC, he was involved in Navy investigative actions relating to the return of the USS Pueblo from North Korea and the Sealab undersea exploration project in California.
Mr. Goldberg has authored numerous publications on business, healthcare, technology, and other legal issues including on topics relating to privacy and security, telemedicine, civil and criminal health care regulatory enforcement, ethics and professional responsibility, assisted living, and long term care development and financing. Mr. Goldberg has planned and participated as a moderator and as a lecturer in numerous national and local conferences and teleconferences, including programs for the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. He also has planned and participated in educational programs for many other organizations in Virginia, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Oregon, London UK, and Israel, including the Massachusetts Hospital Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation; the American Telemedicine Association; the Health Care Compliance Association; the Workgroup For Electronic Data Interchange; the American Health Care Association; the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; the United States Navy; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; the District of Columbia AHIMA chapter; The Sedona Conference; the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association; Virginia Continuing Legal Education; and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Mr. Goldberg also has presented loss prevention seminars relating to technology issues to the membership of Attorneysï¿½ Liability Assurance Society.
Additionally, Mr. Goldberg was the editor of ï¿½The Computer Wizardï¿½ law and computer technology column published by the American Bar Association's Business Law Section magazine ï¿½Business Law Todayï¿½.
Mr. Goldberg served on the Practice Council: Electronic Health Record of the American Health Information Management Association, and currently Co-Chairs The National HIPAA Summit series. He served as a Council Member of the ABA Health Law Section and was its first Substantive Webmaster. Mr. Goldberg served as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Health Law Section and currently serves as a member of the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee of the DC Bar. He is a member of the Council of the Virginia Bar Association Health Law Section with a particular focus on continuing legal education and the publication of an eNewsletter. Mr. Goldberg is a member of the Technology and the Practice of Law Special Committee and Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Health Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. He is Co-Chair of the Health Technology Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and he currently serves as legal counsel to the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization Inc. (NOVARHIOsm) and Secretary of the Board of Directors of NOVARHIOsm. Mr. Goldberg is a former member of Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, Associated Musicians of Greater New York.
Mr. Goldbergï¿½s academic associations began at Boston College Law School where he taught a course in Land Finance. He has taught eHealth Care Law at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland as well as at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, both in person and using distance educational techniques including live video two-way communications with his students. He has taught Health Care Informatics and Law as a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Marymount University School of Business Administration in Ballston, Virginia. Mr. Goldberg is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculties of the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia and the George Mason University College of Health and Human Services Department of Health Administration and Policy in Fairfax Virginia, where he teaches Health Law.
Among Mr. Goldbergï¿½s interests include the transactional and financial aspects of health care, life sciences, biotechnology, and related businesses including formation and operation of business entities, regulatory enforcement and civil and criminal health law defense including the defense of licensure, peer review, and payor actions against health care providers, the Internet, security and encryption, privacy and confidentiality, software licensing, medical devices, corporate compliance programs, certificate of public need, reimbursement, regional health information organizations, information technology, taxation including tax-exempt organizations, and telemedicine, and challenges and opportunities involving the application of technology to the practice of law and medicine and to the delivery of healthcare.