Eric Goldstein

Eric C. Goldstein

Eric C. Goldstein
New York
+1 212 813 8847

Eric Goldstein is a partner in the firm’s Private Equity group. Mr. Goldstein specializes in all aspects of the formation and operation of private equity, venture capital and other private investment funds and vehicles, including advising on regulatory, compliance, structuring and governance matters involving private funds and sponsors. Mr. Goldstein also counsels on the organization of fund management companies and general partners. Mr. Goldstein’s practice also includes representation of family offices and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity, venture capital, hedge and other investment funds and vehicles.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2018, Mr. Goldstein served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Insight Venture Partners, a $20 billion private equity and venture capital firm.

Professional Experience

Insight Venture Partners, Principal, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Associate

Professional Activities

Mr. Goldstein is a member of the New York City Bar Association Private Investment Funds Committee.




New York Law School

(cum laude; Member, New York Law School Law Review)


University of Florida



  • New York


Co-Author, “Valuing The Invaluable,” Law360 (March 6, 2012)

Co-Author, “Culture Shock: Private Equity Under The Microscope,” Law360 (January 27, 2011)


Panelist, “Identifying and Addressing Conflicts of Interest,” Private Equity International - Private Fund Compliance Forum, (May 2016)

Panelist, “Fees and Expenses: How You Should Be Looking at Your Policies Going Forward,” Private Equity International - Private Fund Compliance Forum, (May 2015)

Panelist, “Maneuvering Your Way Through an SEC Exam,” Private Equity International - Private Fund Compliance Forum, (May 2014)

Panelist, “SEC Exam: What to Expect When You’re Expecting…the SEC,” Private Equity International - CFOs and COOs Forum, (January 2014)