• Biography

    Dan Gold helps clients navigate the world of complex litigation. Recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2017-2020, as an "excellent strategist” and “great writer," who is praised for his "very good common sense" and "problem-solving," Dan excels at strategically identifying paths to victory and then focuses tirelessly on achieving his client’s legal and business goals. His client service and results have earned the trust and gratitude of individual clients and some of the country’s most recognizable and high-profile companies.

    Dan has particular knowledge in securities, fiduciary duty and class action litigation. He chairs the firm’s Securities and Shareholder Litigation Practice Group and formerly served as chair of the securities section of the Dallas Bar Association. Dan has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, for Litigation: Securities (Texas), 2017-2020, in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine and Partners, 2018-2021, and in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, in Securities Litigation, 2007-2017. He was also recognized as a Stand-out Lawyer in Acritas Stars, Acritas, 2020.

    Always focusing on ways to obtain early, pre-trial victories, Dan's successes include obtaining dismissal of shareholder derivative cases against the directors of AT&T, dismissal of securities class actions against Tenet Healthcare and ExxonMobil, denial of class certification and dismissal of all other claims brought by hedge fund investors seeking more than $1 billion in damages, summary judgment in a lawsuit alleging improper competition with the American Airlines Center, summary judgment on a $780 million claim arising from a major telecommunications transaction, and denials of class certification in significant consumer class actions for the National Football League and other clients. Dan also played a leading role in successfully defending the NFL in a jury trial against fraud claims brought by Super Bowl XLV ticketholders.

    Outside the firm, Dan is recognized as a leader in the community. For his service, commitment and leadership, 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. Dan 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 in the leadership group of the attorneys division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

    Dan also frequently writes and speaks on issues related to class actions, securities litigation, and fiduciary duties. He has presented to, been interviewed, or published by the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Dallas Business Journal, Bloomberg, Compliance Week, Corporate Counsel, Securities Regulation Law Journal, Business Insurance, DFW Financial Services Counsel Roundtable, Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Law360, UT Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association Securities Section, and Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation and Antitrust and Trade Regulation Sections.

    Professional Recognition

    • Recognized as a Stand-out Lawyer, Acritas Stars, Acritas, 2020
    • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Securities Litigation, 2020
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Boston University, 2002, magna cum laude, Boston University Law Review
    • B.A., Biology, Brandeis University, 1999, cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Texas
    • Massachusetts
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts