Federal Judge Joins Former Partners to Launch New Litigation Boutique

The Hon. Richard J. Holwell, the Southern District of New York judge who recently presided over the insider trading trial of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, has announced his departure from the federal judiciary to open a boutique litigation firm alongside two prominent New York-based trial lawyers.

At the new firm—which will be known as Holwell Shuster & Goldberg—Judge Holwell rejoins Michael Shuster and Daniel Goldberg, with whom he practiced at White & Case before his appointment to the bench in 2003….