Reuben Goetzl defends clients in a variety of litigation matters and focuses his practice on white collar crime, internal investigations, product liability disputes, consumer class-action claims, and mass torts with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. He also has experience defending clients in False Claims Act litigation and counseling clients regarding the False Claims Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Reuben worked as an associate in the Litigation Department of an international law firm in its Washington, D.C. office where he maintained an active civil and criminal litigation practice. Previously, Reuben was a law clerk for the Honorable Roy McLeese III in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

While attending law school, Reuben served as an intern for the Honorable Peter J. Messitte in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and as an intern in the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Reuben was also Senior Notes Editor and a member of the Executive Board for the American Criminal Law Review.

Prior to attending law school, Reuben worked as a Staff Assistant for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary in Washington, D.C. where he assisted with congressional hearings relating to antitrust, criminal, and constitutional law issues.


Member of an independent compliance monitor and auditor team for a Fortune 10 auto manufacturer that oversaw the company’s compliance with Plea Agreement and Consent Decree obligations arising from parallel criminal and civil cases involving fraud and environmental violations.

Conducted a cross-border internal investigation on behalf of an Audit Committee of a European company into potential breaches of FDA regulations, the False Claims Act, and corporate policies.

*Represented large health insurance client in False Claims Act cases involving Medicare Part C and Medicare Part D.

*Represented large operator of senior living communities in case involving allegations of elderly abuse and Americans with Disabilities Act violations.

*Represented multinational investment bank and financial services company in connection with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority investigation.

*Represented corporate executive in connection with fraud investigation relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

*Represented former Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General in Office of the Inspector General investigation.

*Represented Assistant United States Attorney in Office of Professional Responsibility Investigation involving allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.

*Represented corporate executive in connection with high-profile fraud investigation.

*Zealously advocated for abused and neglected children in partnership with the national nonprofit organization, Child Justice.

*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend


Georgetown University Law Center J.D. (2014) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Duke University B.A. (2009) History, Minor in Sociology, with distinction


District of Columbia (2015)

Maryland (2014)

North Carolina (2020)

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U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


District of Columbia Court of Appeals - Honorable Roy McLeese, III (Aug 2014-Aug 2015)

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