On Friday, January 15, 2010, the USDOJ announced that Andrew Goldsmith was appointed as the new national coordinator for its criminal discovery initiatives a position that will allow the USDOJ to review and improve its criminal discovery and case management policies and procedures.
Goldsmith has been tasked with a number of initiatives so that the government can meet its discovery obligations in criminal cases. According to the press release, these tasks include: 1) creating an online directory of resources on discovery issues available to prosecutors; 2) developing a Handbook on Discovery and Case Management; 3) implementing a training curriculum and a mandatory training program for paralegals and law enforcement agents; 4) working with the Computer Forensics Working Group to ensure proper cataloguing of electronically stored information; and 5) creating a pilot case management project to evaluate case management software and practices.
Goldsmith will also act as the primary liaison to all of the United States Attorneys’ Offices.
Goldsmith also serves as the First Assistant Chief of the Environment and Natural Resources Division’s Environmental Crimes Section. In that position, he supervises environmental prosecutions and develops training on worker endangerment, environmental terrorism, laboratory fraud, and electronic discovery. He previously served as Chief of the Environmental Crimes Unit of the New York Attorney General's Office and was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
Goldsmith earned his law degree from Albany Law School and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
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