Elena Goldstein is the Deputy Bureau Chief for the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. She supervises a variety of civil rights matters and served as one of the lead trial counsel in New York v. Commerce, a case challenging the federal government's decision to demand citizenship information on the 2020 census.
Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Ms. Goldstein worked at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she litigated a wide range of workers' rights cases, and was a Skadden Fellow and senior staff attorney at the New York Legal Assistance Group. Ms. Goldstein clerked for Judge Jed Rakoff in the Southern District of New York and Chief Judge Robert Katzmann on the Second Circuit. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan.