Zachary Goldman


Zachary Goldman

Senior Associate

Zachary Goldman's practice focuses on national security, data privacy, intelligence, financial sanctions/anti-money laundering, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology, and technology law and policy. Mr. Goldman serves as a trusted advisor for the financial services sector, technology industry and global companies in a range of industries, aiding with complex matters involving litigation, enforcement, compliance, regulatory and transactional issues.

Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Goldman was the executive director at New York University School of Law's Center on Law and Security (CLS) and an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching courses on national security law and cybersecurity. While there, he built CLS into a leading global research center focused on national security law, testified before US Congress and foreign parliaments on financial sanctions, and developed a first-of-its kind interdisciplinary Masters degree aimed at developing cybersecurity expertise among global executives—the MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy. Mr. Goldman also co-founded NYU's Center for Cybersecurity.

Mr. Goldman has extensive government experience, having previously served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Chairman's Action Group. Mr. Goldman was also a policy advisor at the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes where he focused on terrorist financing and Iran counterproliferation finance sanctions.

Mr. Goldman has an extensive record of publications on issues of financial sanctions, cybersecurity, intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and national security law and policy. These include Global Intelligence Oversight, a book he edited published by Oxford University Press in 2016, op-eds in leading publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lawfare, FT Chinese, The Atlantic and others, and a number of academic publications. He is also regularly quoted on these topics in national and international media.

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Law & National Security, American Bar Association
  • Senior Advisor, Financial Integrity Network (FIN)
  • Adjunct Senior Fellow, Program on Energy, Economics, and Security, Center for a New American Security
  • Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
  • Member, New York Bar Association

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  • Education

    • JD, New York University School of Law, 2009

    • MS, International Relations, London School of Economics, 2006

      with honors

    • AB, History, Harvard College, 2005

      magna cum laude

  • Admissions

    • New York

  • Government Experience

    • Special Assistant to the Chairman, Chairman's Action Group (CAG)
    • Department of the Treasury

      Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

      Policy Advisor