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Andrew D. Goldsmith

Andrew was appointed in January 2010 as the U.S. Department of Justice’s first National Criminal Discovery Coordinator. In this role, he helps establish national policy on a wide variety of criminal justice-related matters, represents the Justice Department in its interactions with the judiciary and Congress, and is directly responsible for providing annual mandatory criminal discovery training to thousands of federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials from numerous federal agencies, most notably the FBI, DEA, CIA, and ATF.

In 2011, he was promoted to a career Senior Executive Service position in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, one of only four individuals to hold such status in the Department. Mr. Goldsmith has received three prestigious Attorney General’s awards in recognition of his accomplishments, including one based on his work in the area of e-discovery and another for his efforts as lead prosecutor in the successful eight-month trial of US v. Atlantic States, the longest environmental crimes-related trial in U.S. history.

Andrew began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan DA’s Office during the high-crime era of the 1980’s. Then, after working as counsel at a New York City law firm, he was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New Jersey. Subsequently, after serving as a supervisor in the New York Attorney General’s Office, he was named First Assistant Chief of the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section.

Andrew received his B.S. from Cornell in biology, and graduated cum laude in 1983 from Albany Law School. His wife Shari (née Weiss, Cornell ‘80) is a college nutrition professor in Northern Virginia; son Michael completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins and will soon begin a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital; daughter-in-law Allison is Chief Resident of OB/GYN at Emory University Hospital; and son Jonathan just completed his first year at Georgetown Law.