Celia Goldwag Barenholtz


I care deeply about my clients and my cases, and treat every case as if it could go to trial.

+1 212 479 6330

Celia Goldwag Barenholtz is a senior trial lawyer with 35+ years of experience litigating high-stakes cases. Celia's practice covers a wide range of complex commercial, media and intellectual property litigations and arbitrations. She also represents lawyers and law firms in cases alleging malpractice and fraud, as well as defending institutions and individuals involved in criminal, regulatory and internal investigations.

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Thoughtful, thorough, precise and careful litigator. – Chambers USA

  • Columbia University School of Law
    JD, 1979

  • Grinnell College
    BA, With honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979

Admissions & Credentials

New York

Media & Insight


  • American College of Trial Lawyers

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Commercial Litigation

    Legal 500: Commercial Litigation

    Best Lawyers in America

    Benchmark Litigation Star  

    New York SuperLawyers


Good with clients and good to negotiate with. Chambers USA


+1 212 479 6330 office
+1 212 479 6275 fax

55 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001-2157