• Daniel B. Goldman is an accomplished courtroom advocate who tries high-stakes cases in jurisdictions throughout the country. Dan 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., Dan 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 Dan as being among the “finest antitrust lawyers in the nation,” saying that the settlement “represents an outstanding result.” The American Antitrust Institute recognized this settlement as an “outstanding litigation achievement in private law practice.”

    Dan, 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. Dan 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. Among his other matters, Dan is currently representing EIG Global Energy Partners in a $221 million fraud case in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, and in a related case against Keppel Offshore & Marine in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for aiding and abetting fraud. He is also representing The Procter & Gamble Company in an antitrust lawsuit against Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX and Norfolk Southern railways alleging a price fixing conspiracy in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

    In the commercial arbitration arena, Dan 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.

    Dan also has significant experience in bankruptcy related litigation. He is leading the investigation of pre-petition transactions on behalf of the unsecured creditors committee of Toys “R” Us. He was involved in the Adelphia, BearingPoint, Hostess and SLM bankruptcies.


    • Obtained a $250 million settlement in an antitrust class action of consumer packaged goods companies against News Corporation and affiliated co-defendants alleging that News monopolized the third-party in-store promotions market.

    • Obtained a multimillion-dollar jury trial victory for TydenBrooks in a trade secret and unfair competition case (SDNY) against a competitor relating to manufacturing processes.

    • Obtained a bench trial victory (SDNY) on behalf of a major Korean Industrial Company, defeating an effort by DuPont to enforce a $920 million judgment in New York.

    • Handled a yearlong arbitration involving more than a billion dollars at issue between Hoechst Celanese Corporation and Shell Oil Company to allocate a national class action settlement.

    • Tried a jury trial on behalf of NewBridge Partners in New York Supreme Court in connection with one of the largest employee raiding cases ever in the state of New York.

    • Defended KPMG Canada and KPMG US, obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of trade secret, copyright and tortious interference with contract claims.

    • Defended U.S. Trust Company against federal and state class actions relating to the company’s management of more than $2 billion in assets from broker-dealer WRAP programs. Obtained summary judgment of state action at the appellate level and defeated class certification of the federal case.

    • Currently represents EIG Global Energy Partners in a $221 million fraud action against Petrobras SA, the Brazilian state-owned oil company.

    • Represented EIG Global Energy Partners in a contractual dispute against, among others, the Province of Ontario, Canada, relating to a power plant project in Ontario.

    • Represented UBS in multiple cases relating to residential mortgage-backed securities.

    • Represented ABN AMRO, Banc of America Securities, UBS and others in a securities class action.

    • Represented VeriSign Inc. in connection with claims against The Reserve Primary Fund and The International Liquidity Fund, both of which were money market funds that “broke the buck.”

    • Represented a major U.S. commercial bank in connection with litigation issues in the bankruptcy of a global management consulting company.

    • Represented State Street Bank in an action brought by Prudential Retirement Company relating to subprime investments.

    • Represented UBS in matters relating to auction rate securities.

    • Represented the former director of Comverse in derivative actions concerning stock options and backdating.

    • Tried a bench trial in Delaware Bankruptcy Court to contest the filing of the involuntary bankruptcy of SLM Inc.

    • Represented Ernst & Young in an arbitration relating to venture-to-market finance leases of large assets in the Dutch market.

    • Represented ContiGroup Companies in pursuing fraud and securities claims relating to its purchase of Premium Standard Farms, the third-largest hog farming operation in the U.S.

    • Conducted an investigation on behalf of the board of directors of PSE&G of its nuclear power business in response to a demand to institute a derivative action.



    • J.D., with distinction, University of Nebraska, 1985
      • Nebraska Law Review
      • National Moot Court Team
    • B.A., Williams College, 1982

    Bar Admissions

    • New York, 1988
    • Massachusetts, 1986
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