Daniel A. Goldschmidt is of counsel to the Tokyo Litigation Department. He has practiced law in the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands and Belgium, in both law firm and in-house settings. His areas of expertise include complex cross-border disputes, government and internal investigations, and compliance counseling. In particular, Mr. Goldschmidt has managed a number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters for non-U.S. clients through to final resolution with U.S. federal authorities.
Mr. Goldschmidt has broad practice experience in handling contentious matters in U.S. federal and state courts and in arbitration. He has also frequently represented clients before regulators and prosecutors, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and a number of state and self-regulatory agencies.
Mr. Goldschmidt has represented clients from a wide array of industries, including financial services, chemicals, fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotive, telecommunications, heavy materials, and insurance. As in-house counsel to two major multinational corporations, he was responsible for legal matters arising in many different geographies around the world. His responsibilities in these roles included not only the handling of disputes but the design and implementation of policies and procedures necessary to minimize legal compliance risk and cost.
Although Mr. Goldschmidt’s subject matter expertise is wide-ranging, he has devoted a significant part of his time to the handling of anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act. In addition, he is experienced in the defense of U.S. securities class actions and other securities fraud cases. He also has expertise in handling contentious antitrust/competition matters, including representing an alleged cartel participant before the U.S. Department of Justice and in follow-on civil class actions by customers seeking economic damages.
Prior to his career in private practice, Mr. Goldschmidt served as law clerk to the Honorable Peter K. Leisure in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Goldschmidt received his B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College in 1996, with distinction in both of his majors, American Studies and Psychology. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999. Mr. Goldschmidt is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and is qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales.
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