Daniel Goldberger

Daniel Goldberger




Dan is the managing partner of Dorsey’s New York office and a partner in the Trial Group. As a litigator, Dan represents clients in a diverse range of industries in federal court, state court private arbitration and before administrative bodies. His representations include matters relating to banking, investment funds, unfair competition, intellectual property with a focus on trademarks, technology, bankruptcy and licensing. In addition, Dan regularly advises and litigates on behalf of clients involved in partnership, shareholder, LLC member, employment and other commercial disputes.

Dan is a member of Dorsey’s China practice, regularly representing Chinese banks in a wide range of matters as well as other Chinese clients. He also writes and speaks about matters concerning cybersecurity and data protection, and advises clients regarding cyber strategies, compliance programs, policies and procedures.

In addition, Dan has been an adjunct professor of law at Cardozo Law School, where he taught a course on legal writing, research and oral advocacy. Throughout his career, Dan has performed extensive pro bono, including the representation of a community of Amish farmers involving constitutional claims against their town government.

Education & Admissions

New York Law School (J.D., 2007), magna cum laude;
Justice John Marshall Harlan Scholar

Boston University (B.A., Economics, 2004)


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Representative Experience

  • Represented international trade association in trademark dispute.
  • Represented foreign bank in Anti-Terrorism Act litigation.
  • Represented foreign banks in various commercial matters.
  • Represented footwear distributor in trademark license dispute.
  • Represented technology company in trade secret litigation.
  • Represented sports leagues and music publishers in copyright infringement litigation.
  • Advised and defended hedge fund in various employment and commercial disputes.
  • Represented partner in partnership dispute of an environmental services company.
  • Represented international pop star in management and contract dispute.
  • Advised and defended multi-national consulting firm in non-compete matters.
  • Represented large international investment bank in M&A litigation.
  • Represented large specialty pharmaceutical company in lawsuit against medical device supplier.
  • Represented national benefit funds in real estate litigation.
  • Represented Amish farmers in upstate New York in First Amendment lawsuit against the Town of Morristown, New York.

News & Resources


Judge Rejects Greek Freak’s Shot for Damages
UGG, Is it Finally Over?
"The Greek Freak Flexes His Trademark Muscles," The Licensing Journal
The Greek Freak Flexes His Trademark Muscles
The Application of the First-to-File Rule Where Fruit is the First Ingredient
Mission Accomplished: Supreme Court Rules Licensees May Use Licensed Marks Following Rejection in Bankruptcy
The Supreme Court will soon determine whether Trademark License Rights in Bankruptcy Endure or Melt Away
Will the Supreme Court Finally Let Trademarks Join their Intellectual Property Brethren In the Protection Provided Under the Bankruptcy Code?
Trump Brand Loses Trademark Licensing Dispute – Rules of Contract Law Prevail
You Can’t Reject My Trademark License—Can You?
The TTAB Issued a TKO to a Licensee’s Claim of Priority
"China's New Cybersecurity Law Is a Start," The National Law Journal
China Adopts Tough and Sweeping Cybersecurity Law
Cybersecurity Compliance Just Got Tougher: Companies need specific, well-executed plans to meet growing demands of federal and state agencies.
"Cybersecurity Compliance Just Got Tougher," The National Law Journal
Co-authored Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, About Material Adverse Change Clauses in M&A Deals, published in Buyouts, Spring 2009.
Co-authored Best Practices For Managing Litigation Risks Facing Private Investment Funds, Published in Venture Capital Review, Spring 2008.

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes 11 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Partners Dan Goldberger and Alissa Smith Named Dorsey U 2020 Partners of the Year
Super Lawyers Recognizes 13 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Daniel Goldberger Named New York Office Head
Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Dorsey Wins 12th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Award
Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Dorsey & Whitney Names New Partners
Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Dorsey Lawyers in New York

Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: Litigation: The Pandemic’s Next Wave

Select Presentations

  • Panel Moderator, Cross-Border Data Privacy Issues; Cardozo Law School, September 2016
  • Panelist, Company Computers Under Attack; April 2016
  • Dorsey Seminar, Comprehensive Approach to Cybersecurity; April 2016

Industries & Practices

Foreign Banks and Financial Institutions
International Arbitration & Litigation
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Appellate
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • China
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Foreign Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing, Research and Oral Advocacy, Cardozo Law School
  • Member and former counsel, New York City Bar Association Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association


Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021

  • Contributed more than 100 Challenge pro bono hours, 2021
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Racial Justice Bronx Project), 2021

Rated by Super Lawyers - Daniel P. Goldberger - SuperLawyers.com

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2021
  • Dorsey U Partner of the Year Award, 2020
Daniel Goldberger