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Marlene Goldenberg

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Marlene Goldenberg grew up working in her family’s law firm and held nearly every position in the firm prior to co-founding her own law firm. Today, Marlene Goldenberg’s practice is largely devoted to advocating for those who have been impacted by defective medical devices, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, or sexual abuse

Marlene Goldenberg also specializes in individual personal injury, sexual assault, product liability, and medical malpractice claims. Marlene has been specifically chosen by judges and special masters to serve on Plaintiff Steering Committees and Plaintiff Executive Committees in national litigations, including the Valsartan lawsuit MDL 2875,  Paraquat lawsuit MDL 3004, Uber lawsuit MDL 3084, and in the Phenylephrine lawsuit MDL 3089.

Marlene Goldenberg believes strongly that the law should be a vehicle for making the world a better and safer place for all of us.

Practice Areas


Minnesota, 2013

Maryland, 2024



Leadership Positions

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by Best Lawyers® in Minnesota, 2022, 2023
  • Selected by Minnesota Super Lawyer – Rising Star, 2015-2022
  • 2018 Member of the Year, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Selected by Minnesota Lawyer– Up & Coming Attorney, 2014

Presentations & Publications

  • Co-Leader of Zantac Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2019-Present
  • Co-Leader of Valsartan Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2018-Present
  • Co-Leader of Abilify Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2017-2020
  • Speaker, Women Trial Lawyers Conference, Maximizing Your Law Firm’s Potential, Fall 2022
  • Speaker, “The Appropriate Use of Protective Orders of Confidentiality in Complex Litigation and Mass Torts,” West/Thomson Reuters, Fall 2021
  • “What to Do with a New Drug or Device Case,” Minnesota Trial Magazine, Winter 2017
  • Speaker, “Abilify,” Mass Tort Medical School, Orlando, Florida, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Abilify and Compulsive Gambling,” American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention, Austin, Texas, February 2017
  • Speaker, “Medical Device Preemption and Getting Around Riegel,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec, July 2015
  • “Taking on Infuse and Preemption,” Trial Magazine, July 2015
  • Speaker, “Speaking to Your Treating Physician and Pleading Fraud,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2014
  • Speaker, “Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft- Litigation Update,” American Association for Justice Education’s Plaintiff-Only Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Litigation Update Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2014
  • “Pleading a Parallel Claim Based on Fraudulent Promotion of Off-Label Use,” American Association for Justice Speaker Paper, July 2013
  • Moderator, “A Broad View of the Medtronic Infuse Litigation and Substantive Issues Therein,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, San Francisco, California July 2013.
  • “Pleading a Parallel Claim: The Challenging Landscape of Preemption in Medical Device Cases and Possibilities for the Near Future,” American Association for Justice Infuse Bone Graft Teleseminar Speaker Paper, December 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

Professional Associations and Memberships

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