Adam Goldenberg is a civil litigation and criminal defence lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. He joined the firm after serving as a law clerk to Justices James MacPherson, Janet Simmons, and Eleanore Cronk of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
From 2008 to 2011, Adam was chief speechwriter to the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of Canada. He subsequently served as a senior advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation. His commentary on law and public affairs has appeared in the Yale Journal of International Law and the Michigan State International Law Review, as well as in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Slate, Maclean's and on CBC News: The National.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Adam is (with Kyle Hill '10) a Co-Founder and Director of Teach For Canada, a non-profit organization that works with remote communities to recruit, prepare, and retain teachers. He was named a "Leader To Be Proud Of" by Out On Bay Street in 2014.
Adam holds a BA in Social Studies with High Honours from Harvard University, where he was a John Harvard Scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honour society. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was a Kirby Simon Human Rights Fellow.
Adam was called to the bar in Ontario and New York in 2015, and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the National LGBT Bar Association. He lives in Toronto
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