Marlene Goldenberg


Marlene joined GoldenbergLaw at the age of fourteen and has held nearly every position in the firm since that time. Today, Marlene’s practice is largely devoted to advocating for those who have been injured by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Marlene also specializes in individual personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice claims.

Bar Admissions & Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris doctorate, 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Moot Court: Niagara International Moot Court
  • BPP Law School, London, United Kingdom
    • Graduate Diploma in Law, 2012
    • Moot Court: Jessup International Moot Court
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Spanish
    • Honors: magna cum laude, Student Body President

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2013
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Plaintiff Executive Committee (PSC) In Re: Valsartan Products Liability Litigation
  • Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC) In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation
  • Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC) In Re: Abilify Products Liability Litigation
  • American Association for Justice Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice Member

Leadership & Appointments

  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee: In re Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation
  • Plaintiffs Executive Committee: In re Valsartan, Losartan & Irbesartan Products Liability Litigation
  • Discovery Liaison and Plaintiffs Steering Committee Member:In re Aripiprazole Products Liability Litigation
  • Law and Motion Committee Member: In re Bard IVC Filter Products Liability Litigation
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2015-2021

Awards & Certifications


Presentations & Publications

  • “What to Do with a New Drug or Device Case,” Minnesota Trial Magazine, Winter 2017
  • Speaker, “Abilify,” Mass Tort Medical School, Orlando, Florida, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Abilify and Compulsive Gambling,” American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention, Austin, Texas, February 2017
  • Speaker, “Medical Device Preemption and Getting Around Riegel,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec, July 2015
  • “Taking on Infuse and Preemption,” Trial Magazine, July 2015
  • Speaker, “Speaking to Your Treating Physician and Pleading Fraud,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2014
  • Speaker, “Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft- Litigation Update,” American Association for Justice Education’s Plaintiff-Only Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Litigation Update Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2014
  • “Pleading a Parallel Claim Based on Fraudulent Promotion of Off-Label Use,” American Association for Justice Speaker Paper, July 2013
  • Moderator, “A Broad View of the Medtronic Infuse Litigation and Substantive Issues Therein,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, San Francisco, California July 2013.
  • “Pleading a Parallel Claim: The Challenging Landscape of Preemption in Medical Device Cases and Possibilities for the Near Future,” American Association for Justice Infuse Bone Graft Teleseminar Speaker Paper, December 2012

Pro Bono & Volunteer Activities

  • Twin Cities Cardozo Society Board Member, 2016-Present
  • Children’s Law Center Volunteer Attorney, 2014-Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Minnesota: Big Sister, 2013-Present
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Volunteer, 2013-Present

Mass Tort Areas of Practice

Personal Injury & Defective Products


Trusted By The Legal Community

Awards and Recognitions
  • America's Top 100
    America's Top 100
  • NBTA
  • Million Dollar Advocates
    Million Dollar Advocates
  • AAJ Leaders Forum
    AAJ Leaders Forum
  • National Trial Lawyer Top 100
    National Trial Lawyer Top 100
  • Supers Lawyers
    Supers Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40- Super Lawyers
    Top 40 Under 40- Super Lawyers
  • Public Justice member
    Public Justice member
  • Best Law Firms, 2021
    Best Law Firms, 2021

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The GoldenbergLaw Difference
  • Kindness Is Strength.

    With us, you matter most. This team spends the time to ensure clients like you get to rest and leave the sleepless nights to us.

  • Accountability Is Bravery.

    We live and breathe what we do, and we don't stop until the responsible party is held liable.

  • Leadership Is Trust.

    Our firm has been trusted to lead roles within some of the nation's largest litigations.

  • Knowledge Is Power.

    Our firm is focused on the science of the case and applying it to helping our clients recover.

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