Ronald Goldstock is Of Counsel with Pugh, Jones & Johnson. He provides Independent Private-Sector Inspector General (IPSIG), expert witness, and investigative services for corporate, union, and individual clients. Ronald was, for 10 years, the New York State Commissioner of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and previously served for thirteen years as Director of the New York State Organized Crime Task Force. He has also served as Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor, Director of the Cornell Institute on Organized Crime, and Chief of the Rackets Bureau in the New York County District Attorney's office. He is a Past Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, Past Chairs of the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee, of the Investigative Function of the Prosecutor Task Force, of the Fair Trial Free Press Task Force and is currently Chair of the Monitors Task Force. Ronald is on the faculties of the New York University, Cornell, and Columbia Law Schools and has recently served three Northern Ireland Secretaries of State as adviser on matters relating to international organized crime, and he teaches seminars on Organized Crime Control, Corruption Control, and Criminal Trial Process.
Ronald has monitored companies in a variety of industries pursuant to court orders, prosecutive and agency appointments and voluntary decisions. He routinely ensured that companies and unions operated with integrity, particularly in industries with a history of corruption and racketeering, created codes of conduct and ethics, designed financial systems, compliance programs, and anti-money laundering procedures.
On the Origins and Operations of the Independent Private Sector Inspector General Program, NYSBA Government Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Winter 2011), pp 59-63.
Monitors and IPSIGS: Emergence of a New Criminal Justice Role, 43 Criminal Law Bulletin 217, (2007) [with James B. Jacobs]
Monitoring Integrity and Performance: An Assessment of the Independent Private Sector Inspector General, 9 Public Integrity 117 (2007) [with Frank Anechiarico]
The Prosecutor as Problem Solver, The Center for Research in Crime and Justice of the New York University School of Law, (Occasional Paper Series), 1991
Corruption and Racketeering in the New York Construction Industry, (The Final Report of the New York State Organized Crime Task Force) New York University Press (1990)
A Blockbuster Trial, 33 Criminal Law Bulletin 565, (1998) [with James B. Jacobs]
"Criminal" Lawyers: The Use of Electronic Surveillance and Search Warrants in the Investigations of Attorneys Suspected of Criminal Wrongdoing, 136 U. of Pa. Law Review 1855 (1988) [with Steven Chananie]
Controlling the Contemporary Loanshark: The Law of Illicit Lending and the Problem of Witness Fear, 65 Cornell Law Review 127 (1980) [with Dan T. Coenen]
"On the Waterfront": RICO and Labor Racketeering, 17 American Criminal Law Review 341 (1980) [with G. R. Blakey]