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Thomas D. Goldberg

Managing Partner

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Overview

Thomas "Tom" Goldberg, the firm's Managing Partner, represents clients in a wide range of industry sectors in large, complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving shareholders and securities, bankruptcy, accountants' liability and real estate claims. His representative clients include Fortune 50 companies, Big 4 accounting firms, a major insurance company and other top-tier corporations.

Tom has served as lead counsel on behalf of the following select clients:

  • An AmLaw 50 law firm in defending a legal malpractice claim
  • A Fortune 50 company in commercial litigation in Delaware federal court arising from Chapter 11 filing of Raser Technologies
  • A national on-line travel company in a putative nationwide class action challenging practices relating to the pricing of hotel room reservations, including arguing the appeal in the Second Circuit, which affirmed dismissal of the complaint
  • A target company and its board of directors in shareholder litigation challenging the $197 million acquisition company of a specialty finance company
  • Several senior executives (including the former chief executive officer) of a Fortune 50 company in a series of related securities and ERISA class actions and derivative actions
  • A Big Four accounting firm in a putative class action arising from the $3 billion Petters fraud
  • A Big Four accounting firm in consolidated actions in Connecticut federal court arising from the bankruptcy of Handy & Harman Refining Group
  • A major insurance company in litigation against a competitor who hired away nineteen senior employees of one of the client's divisions
  • A seller in a breach of contract case relating to a contract to sell an office complex in Greenwich, Connecticut for $205 million

Tom has considerable experience not only in bankruptcy litigation but in advising creditors, secured lenders, acquirers and other parties on insolvency issues. Among his recent engagements, Tom has represented members of the creditors' committees in major airline bankruptcy cases, including Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

Tom has long been involved with Connecticut Legal Services, the largest provider of pro bono legal services to low-income people in the state and recently completed a two-year term as chair of the board. He was law clerk to The Honorable Herbert J. Stern, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey, 1979-1981.

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Education and Credentials

Education
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1979, board of editors, Columbia Law Review, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Brown University, A.B., with Honors, 1976
Admissions
State of Connecticut
State of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Affiliations
District of Connecticut Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Appointed by Chief Judge Underhill, 2021
Federal Bar Foundation, Secretary, Board of Directors, 2018
Federal Bar Council, member, Board of Trustees, 2009-2015
Connecticut Legal Services, Chair, Board of Directors, 2009-2011
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award Selection Subcommittee, 2009-2014
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Executory Contracts Subcommittee, chair, 2005-2008
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Programs and Publications Subcommittee, co-chair, 2001-2005
The Business Lawyer, Editorial Advisory Board, 2003-2005

Recognition and Community

Recognition

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) as a leading Litigation: General Commercial attorney in Connecticut, 2015-2022

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2006-2021

Selected to the list of Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters), Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)

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