Dan Gold

Dan Gold

Partner

Dan focuses on securities class actions, fiduciary duty and shareholder derivative cases, internal investigations, class actions and other complex commercial litigation matters.
Recognized by Chambers USA and others for his expertise, Dan regularly represents corporations, boards of directors, officers and financial institutions in securities and shareholder litigation matters. His track record of success includes winning motions to dismiss, defeating class certification, and on more than one occasion convincing plaintiffs to walk away from claims seeking significant damages.

Experience

Representative matters

The officers and directors of BlockFi, Inc. in federal securities litigation pending in New Jersey alleging the unregistered sale of securities and false and misleading statements regarding the risks of BlockFi’s products. 

Special Committee of the Board of Directors of an oil and gas company in conducting investigation in connection with a shareholder litigation demand.

Goldman Sachs and other members of the underwriting syndicate in a securities class action related to public offerings by Reata Pharmaceuticals.

Obtained dismissal of shareholder claims against Jefferies LLC in connection the merger of Golden Nugget Online Gaming and DraftKings Inc., a digital sports entertainment and gaming company.

Pro bono

For his service commitment, Dan received the I. Zesmer Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas in 2019 and was honored as the Cardozo Society 2014 Young Attorney of the Year. He also serves as a member of the Anti-Defamation League Regional Board for North Texas and Oklahoma, a member of the board of Levine Academy and is the former Co-Chair of the Professional Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

Published Work

  • Class Certification in Securities Cases, Practicing Law Institute, Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide (2023)
  • Defending Securities Act Claims in Texas State Court, Law360
  • “Securities Litigation and The Supreme Court: 2010 in Review and a Preview of 2011,” co-author with Nicholas Even and Leslie Thorne, University of Texas School of Law 33rd Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, February 2011.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Anti-Defamation League Regional Board for North Texas and Oklahoma
  • Member, Levine Academy Board
  • Former Co-Chair, the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dallas – Professional Division
  • Past Chair, Securities Section of the Dallas Bar Association

Awards

  • Recognized by Chambers USA in Securities Litigation – Texas, 2017-2022
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Securities Litigation, 2020-2022
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Securities, 2024
  • “Acritas Stars – Stand-out Lawyer”, Acritas, 2020-2021
  • I. Zesmer Young Leadership Award, The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, 2019“Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star” in Securities Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2017
  • “Young Attorney of the Year”, Cardozo Society, 2014

Qualifications

Admissions

Texas, 2006

Massachusetts, 2002

Courts

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2004

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2013

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2008

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2019

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2022

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2017

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2006

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2017

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2010

United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2020

United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts, 2003

Academic

B.A., Biology, Brandeis University, 1999

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2002

– Boston University Law Review