Beth Goldstein draws from a multifaceted background in health law and policy to counsel clients on legislative, regulatory, and legal matters relating to the health care sector.
Beth formed a deep understanding of Congress by serving for four years on the legislative staff of a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she assisted the chairman in shepherding legislation through all stages of the legislative process, including a presidential veto override. Beth worked with outside stakeholders and across chambers to build strategic coalitions and advance the chairman’s agenda. Her responsibilities included policy research and development, speechwriting, legislative drafting, and advising the chairman and committee members on policy issues.
During law school, Beth expanded her legislative experience by serving as a legal intern to another congressional committee, focusing on oversight and investigations of healthcare and environmental health matters. She was also a senior staff member on The Tax Lawyer, a law fellow for the Legal Research and Writing curriculum, and a graduate intern for a healthcare nonprofit organization.
Beth gained a global perspective on health care issues through her graduate studies. Her coursework focused on comparative international health policy, health financing, aging and long-term care, and social policy innovations. Her dissertation discussed the history of American health care legislation, with particular emphasis on the procedural and political obstacles the Democratic Party has faced when attempting large-scale health reform.