Sylvia R. Ewald is a Counsel in the Complex Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution department at Goodwin. She concentrates her practice in representing individuals and companies in complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, criminal defense, and internal and government investigations. Ms. Ewald advises clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, life sciences, and technology. Ms. Ewald has successfully handled many cases for clients in California and throughout the United States.

She practiced at the firm from 2014 and 2018, and returned to the firm in 2021.
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Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin in 2021, Ms. Ewald was Counsel at Robins Kaplan LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California. As a federal prosecutor, Ms. Ewald represented the United States of America in all stages of criminal prosecutions, including indictment, motions briefing and hearings, jury trials, sentencing, and appeals briefing and oral argument.
Representative Experience
  • Represented a former analyst of a major American bank in criminal and civil enforcement proceedings regarding allegations of insider trading in the Central District of California.
  • Represented the former CEO of Petrobras in civil securities litigation in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented the Chairman and CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in litigation in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Represented employees of various banks in federal and state government investigations concerning foreign exchange markets.
  • Represented the CFO of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in civil securities litigation in the Southern District of New York.






BA, 2007
University of California, Berkeley
JD, 2011
Columbia Law School


2011 to 2013 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Staff Law Clerk
2013 to 2014 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Judge I. Leo Glasser



New York


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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