Rose Carmen Goldberg

Rose Carmen Goldberg

Rose Carmen Goldberg is a veterans rights attorney and former Skadden Fellow. She directs a Medical-Legal Partnership, and represents veterans with other than honorable discharges and sexual assault survivors. She is the appointed Vice Chair of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section’s Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

Previously, Rose clerked for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Her work background includes several years of health policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she was nominated to serve on the Health Reform Evaluation Committee. She also worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and at the White House on Native American affairs.

Rose earned her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, a Coker Fellow in contract law, and a Yale Law Journal Writing Fellow. She received a Native American Law Students Association Writing Prize for a paper on tribal judges’ citation practices. She also advocated for reform of evidentiary standards for sexual assault claims as a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Prior to law school, Rose graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Public Policy and Administration, and served as a Statistics Teaching Fellow and as Book Review Editor of the Journal of International Affairs. She received a B.A. from St. John’s College’s “great books” program in New Mexico, where she served as a Writing Assistant and received an Essay Excellence prize for a paper on Kant.


J.D., Yale Law School (2015)
M.P.A., Columbia University (2008)
B.A., St. John's College (New Mexico) (2006)