Marlene joined GoldenbergLaw at the age of fourteen and has held nearly every position in the firm since that time. Today, Marlene’s practice is largely devoted to advocating for those who have been injured by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Marlene also specializes in individual personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice claims.
Through her work, Marlene has battled federal preemption, frequently in courts where the issue had not been previously addressed. Indeed, Marlene has briefed and argued federal preemption issues in six different states at the state, federal, and appellate levels. As a result of this advocacy, nearly all of these courts determined that plaintiffs have a viable cause of action when a manufacturer fraudulently promotes unapproved uses of a medical device.
In 2014, Marlene was selected as an “Up and Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer, and in 2015, Marlene was selected as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers.
Marlene graduated from Syracuse University, magna cum laude, majoring in international relations, political philosophy, and Spanish. She then attended William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota and BPP Law School in London, earning her J.D. and her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
Marlene serves as a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Minnesota and as a board member of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’s Next Gen organization. Marlene also serves as a volunteer attorney for Children’s Law Center, where she represents and advocate for the interests of children who are placed in foster care.
In her spare time, Marlene enjoys traveling, biking, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.