Carrie Goldberg

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Carrie Goldberg until we are able to commission a full entry.

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg. Courtesy of C.A. Goldberg, PLLC.

By helping victims of “revenge porn” get justice in court, and working to prevent such cases from occurring in the first place, Carrie Goldberg creates important safeguards for an era in which people live more and more of their personal and professional lives online. Raised in Aberdeen, Washington, Goldberg graduated from Vassar College in 1999 and earned her JD from Brooklyn Law School in 2006. She spent two years as a staff attorney for Housing Conservation Coordinators before leaving in 2009 to join the Vera Institute of Justice, where she rose to become associate director of legal services. When Goldberg’s ex attacked her with “revenge porn,” threatening to share compromising pictures of her online, she discovered that police departments had little understanding of internet harassment, and she could find neither lawyers to prosecute the case nor judges who understood the impact of such harassment on her personal and professional life. She became first her own advocate and then an advocate for the many women and young girls who have experienced online harassment. In 2014 she founded her own firm, CA Goldberg, PLLC, which helps victims of cybercrimes. As of 2023 she also serves on the board of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, which is working to establish anti-revenge porn laws in all 50 states. In 2019 she co-wrote Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls with Jeannine Amber, discussing various sexual violence cases and her legal career. Goldberg also worked for five clients who alleged sexual abuse against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison in 2020. Additionally, she represented former Congresswoman Katie Hill in 2019 after she sued the Daily Mail and a conservative blog, Redstate, for publishing her naked photos. In 2021, she represented the plaintiff whose sexual abuse case led to the shutdown of Omegle, an online chat service for randomly paired strangers. Goldberg and Susan Crumiller combined their firms to create the Survivors Law Project at the end of 2022. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Carrie Goldberg." (Viewed on May 18, 2024) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/goldberg-carrie>.