Daniel L. Goldberg has a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus on antitrust, intellectual property, and franchise cases, and tries cases and argues appeals in courts around the country. He has acted as lead national and regional litigation counsel in complex franchise matters and has served as lead litigation counsel for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He has both jury and bench trial experience in a wide variety of cases.
Dan’s intellectual property litigation experience includes successful prosecution and defense of copyright claims and protection of team logos for the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. He also counsels clients extensively on antitrust and trade regulation matters.
Dan has authored numerous articles on distribution and franchising, antitrust, unfair competition, and a variety of other topics, and was the primary draftsman of the Massachusetts Antitrust Act. He is a frequent panelist, lecturer, and chairperson of seminars and workshops related to antitrust, unfair trade practices, distribution, and franchise litigation.
Dan is the 19th president of the board of trustees of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), which provides educational programs and reference materials for the Massachusetts legal community. Dan is a longtime MCLE volunteer and has been a member of the board since 2006. National Law Journal has named Dan one of the 10 most prominent litigators in Massachusetts. Best Lawyers, BTI, Lawdragon, and Super Lawyers have listed him as a leading litigation lawyer in the United States. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Dan was a partner in the antitrust and trade regulation practice of another international law firm.
Senior Statespeople, Antitrust, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2021, 2022)
Senior Statespeople, Litigation: General Commercial, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2021, 2022)
Ranked, Antitrust, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2020)
Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2020)
Recognized, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Boston; Litigation – Antitrust, Boston; Commercial Litigation, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2020, 2022, 2023)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017–2021)
Recognized, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust Law
Band 1, Antitrust, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2008–2014, 2016–2019)
Band 1, Litigation: General Commercial, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2011–2019)
Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018)
Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2019)
Lawyer of the Year, Antitrust Litigation, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2013)
Recognized, Antitrust, Appellate, Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, Benchmark Litigation (Massachusetts) (2011–2016)
Recommended, Antitrust, The Legal 500 US (2012)
Recognized, Massachusetts, Super Lawyers (2004–2010)
Recognized, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers (2011)
Recognized, Antitrust, PLC Cross-Border Competition and Leniency Handbook (2007–2009)
Recognized, Competition, PLC Cross-Border Competition and Leniency Handbook (2011–2012)
Recognized, Lawdragon 3000 (2006, 2011)
Recognized, Lawdragon 500 (2006)
Commissioner, Judicial Nominating Commission, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2011)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Boston Bar Association
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
President of the Board of Trustees, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)