What Others Say

"Selection decisions are influenced by a variety of factors including substantive expertise, trial experience, history of success, and value add. These, and many other laudable qualities are the hallmarks of those at Goldman Ismail..." This is what one client recently commented about our team. And it's what we are fortunate to consistently hear others say.

“This ‘up-and-coming’ and ‘promising’ practice is ‘boutique in size only, as its members’ collective trial years and experience put it on a par with some of the best major law firms in the country’. Key to this standing is its ‘ impressive depth of knowledge, not only about the pharmaceutical industry but judges, juries and other issues important to assessing trial and other litigation risks’.”
- The Legal 500 

“The quality of their services bespeaks the quality of the individuals providing them. Intelligent, strategic and creative: hardball played artfully, ethically and with sophistication.”
- Craig Frost, General Counsel of Tickets.com

“[A] brilliant young firm.”
- Chambers USA 

"[A] 'top-drawer small firm' that is 'strong' 'high quality' and particularly adept at 'developing strategies to put a case in the best position for trial'."
- The Legal 500 

"This newly formed litigation boutique has already developed a strong presence throughout the marketplace. Its reputation precedes it."
- Chambers USA 

 “[C]ombines ‘brilliant intellect with sound common sense'.”
- Chambers USA

“Their considerable trial and major case handling experiences have given attorneys at Goldman Ismail a depth of insight that greatly enhances their provision of counsel. Their advice reflects the firm's deep understanding of the businesses they represent which is made manifest by their pragmatism and thoughtful creativity when necessary. In addition to their superb legal skills, their tireless dedication, passionate commitment, and deep concern for the clients and causes they represent has endeared them to in-house counsel and business clients alike.”
- James Grasty, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc.

“It is a law firm that can provide ‘very high-quality work and good service from experienced and skillful trial lawyers’ who, while at their former firm, proved their worth in pharmaceutical product liability litigation by working prominently on Merck & Co.’s Vioxx® defense. . . . The new group has immediately made the shortlists of big life sciences companies faced with high-exposure lawsuits.”
- The Legal 500 

"Clients recommend Santa Monica-based Kenneth Baum, and Chicago-based Andrew Goldman and Tarek Ismail as ‘very hardworking, very skilled trial lawyers’."
- The Legal 500