Rose Carmen Goldberg is a Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the California Attorney General. She litigates complex cases to protect the consumer rights of vulnerable populations in California. She is the appointed Vice Chair of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section’s Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. In 2019 Rose received the California Young Lawyers Association’s Jack Berman Award of Achievement, which recognizes distinguished service to the public.
Previously Rose founded a Medical-Legal Partnership for homeless and low-income veterans. The partnership integrates legal services and mental health treatment, and serves veterans who were kicked out of the military with an other-than-honorable discharge consequent to sexual assault or combat PTSD. Rose launched the partnership as a Skadden Fellow and continued to grow it as a Supervising Staff Attorney at Swords to Plowshares. She has written on veterans issues in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, and Harvard Law & Policy Review.
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 as a Yale Law Women Fellow for Senator Blumenthal on his Senate Judiciary Committee and women’s health portfolios, 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 the Department of Veterans Affairs’ evidentiary standard for military sexual trauma 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, received an Essay Excellence Prize for a paper on Kant, and founded a GED tutoring program in the Penitentiary of New Mexico.
J.D., Yale Law School (2015)
M.P.A., Columbia University (2008)
B.A., St. John's College (New Mexico) (2006)