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Litigation Star

National Practice Area Star

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Dan Goldberg brings more than 25 years of experience and a deep knowledge of the hedge fund, banking, and retail industries to a trial practice focused on disputes relating to commercial contracts, financial instruments, business torts, partnership disputes, bankruptcy, and commercial leases. Dan is regularly engaged by clients mid-litigation to try or close out their cases. In two different cases with more than $1 billion at stake, Dan has been called in during late stages to resolve massive putback actions. In one, for Bank of New York Mellon, he and his team quickly won two key appeals, forcing the defendant into favorable settlement discussions. The second involved the historic Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, where both U.S. Bank and Wilmington Trust pulled HSG in late as lead trial counsel on their RMBS claims. After several weeks of trial in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Dan and his team secured a $2.4 billion award against Lehman Brothers.

His engagements, including the representation of Royal Bank of Canada in connection with the Enron bankruptcy and securities class action litigation arising from it, have taken him to trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in New York, Delaware, California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, New Jersey, Nevada, Washington, and Illinois; he has also handled arguments and arbitrations in foreign jurisdictions. His work has resulted in numerous published opinions on commercial law issues, at the federal and state court levels.

Among other high-profile matters, he represents or has represented Alberta’s government-owned investment fund seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from insurers over increased insurance rates; several bondholders in their defense of an action challenging the financial restructuring of Incora; the Republic of Uzbekistan in a civil forfeiture action commenced by the United States; a subsidiary of Eurofins, a French biotech conglomerate, in a high-profile action concerning Aqua Dots, a defective toy distributed worldwide; and an entity owned by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin in an action against an investment advisor over investments in Facebook stock, where he notched summary judgment and a multimillion-dollar judgment. He recently represented Melody Business Finance in litigation against former hedge fund billionaire Philip Falcone, securing an award of $69.8 million—approximately 99% of the amount sought following a trial on damages.

Before co-founding HSG, Dan was a litigation partner at White & Case and then at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. He is a Past Secretary to the Committee on Second Circuit Courts for the Federal Bar Council.

Dan has been recognized as a leading lawyer for Litigation: General Commercial by Chambers USA, a Litigation Star by Benchmark for many years, and a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.

An avid sailor, Dan currently sits on the Advisory Board of Hudson River Community Sailing, a charitable organization that helps underserved New York City youth become leaders and achieve academic success through sailing education.

Key Practice Areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking + Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business & Commercial
  • Securities 


  • Pace University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Trinity College (B.A.)


Updated Aug 2023