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Daniel B. Goldman is an accomplished courtroom advocate who tries high-stakes cases in jurisdictions throughout the country. Mr. Goldman has prosecuted and defended numerous cases, both jury and nonjury, and arbitrations in New York, California, Texas, Delaware, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

Representing a class of consumer packaged goods companies including Procter & Gamble, Heinz and Dial Corp., Mr. Goldman obtained, after opening statements, a $250 million settlement in an antitrust case against News Corp. alleging that News monopolized the third-party in-store promotions market. In approving the settlement, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York lauded Mr. Goldman as being among the “finest antitrust lawyers in the nation,” saying that the settlement “represents an outstanding result.”

Mr. Goldman, after a weeklong bench trial, defeated an attempt by DuPont Co. to enforce – in New York – a $920 million judgment against his client, Korean chemical manufacturer Kolon Industries (a judgment that was subsequently reversed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals). After a jury trial lasting a week and a half, he secured a multimillion-dollar verdict for his client TydenBrooks against defendant Cambridge Security Seals for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and unjust enrichment relating to the theft of a proprietary manufacturing process. Mr. Goldman obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a trade secret case brought against client KPMG relating to an engagement with Manitoba Hydro, a Canadian power company, which dismissal was later affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He also tried one of the largest employee raiding cases in New York, representing numerous investment professionals who left U.S. Trust Co. to form a competitive investment firm, NewBridge Partners, settling the case favorably during trial.

In the commercial arbitration arena, Mr. Goldman represented Hoechst Celanese in a yearlong, billion-dollar arbitration against Shell Chemical Co. to allocate between the companies the proceeds of a national class action settlement. He represented Ernst & Young in arbitration relating to fee splits on capital leases of Dutch assets.

Among his other matters, Mr. Goldman is currently representing EIG Global Energy Partners in a $211 million fraud case in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company.

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J.D., with distinction, University of Nebraska, 1985
  • Nebraska Law Review
  • National Moot Court Team
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B.A., Williams College, 1982
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New York, 1988
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Massachusetts, 1986
    -Legalease’s Legal 500 US (2016, 2017)
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