Seth A. Goldberg: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Seth A. Goldberg

Partner
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1175

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Securities
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Complex Litigation/Class Actions
  • Antitrust
  • General Commercial Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1175
Fax: 215 689 2198
http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/sethagoldberg.html
 
Law SchoolTemple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1999
 
Admitted1999, Florida; 2001, District of Columbia; 2004, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities

•University of Pennsylvania Inn of Court
•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•New Jersey Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•Florida Bar Association

 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, July 21, 1971
 
Biography

Seth A. Goldbergis a partner in the firm's Trial Practice Group, where he represents international corporations, public and private, and their directors and officers in complex litigation, across a range of substantive areas. Mr. Goldberg is an active trial lawyer, who regularly appears in federal and state courts and arbitral forums throughout the United States. He has extensive experience in business litigation matters, such as antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and financial arrangements, and places a particular emphasis on matters involving fiduciary duties and securities. In such matters, he has obtained successful results in class action and derivative litigation, internal corporate affairs investigations, and federal and state government investigations, including investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the New York Attorney General.

In connection with his trial practice, Mr. Goldberg has taught a course at Villanova Law School titled Complex Litigation Theory and Practice. He is also a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, a mentor for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and a mentor and mock trial coach for students at the Girard College High School.

Mr. Goldberg is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the District of Columbia and Florida.

Experience

•Villanova Law School
- Adjunct Professor, Complex Litigation Theory and Practice
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2008-present
- Associate, 2003-2007
•Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Washington, D.C.
- Associate, 1999-2003

Accolades

•Recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in Business Litigation,Philadelphiamagazine, June 2011 and December 2008.

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Girard College High School
- Developed and implemented a mentoring program for juniors and seniors interested in the practice of law
- Coach, Mock Trial Team
•Leadership Council for Legal Diversity, Mentor

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Representing the Targeted Executive: Diplomacy Matters,Corporate Counsel, May 29, 2014
•Co-author, Settling the Issue of Life Settlements,The Deal, March 9, 2011
•Class Arbitration Chaos,BNA Class Action Litigation Report, 11 CLASS 2, January 22, 2010
•Rehashing Issues in Class Action Arbitration,Dispute Resolution Magazine, Fall 2008, Vol. 14, No. 1
O'Dell v. Netherland: Unconstitutional Death Sentence Affirmed on a Technicality,Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 8.1, Fall, 1998

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Securities. Counsel to an executive of a publicly traded company in an SEC investigation and dozens of class actions arising out of alleged disclosure violations concerning the executive's personal business arrangements with the company, the company's accounting for certain commercial transactions and the company's liquidity. Counsel to an executive of a publicly traded company in class actions arising out of alleged disclosure violations concerning the executive's compensation, as well as other commercial transactions of his company. Counsel to a publicly traded company in class actions alleging disclosure violations arising out of a tender offer and merger pursuant to which the client was acquired by another publicly traded medical device company. Counsel to a publicly traded company in a class action alleging disclosure violations arising out of a tender offer and going private transaction.Fiduciary Duties. Counsel to the board of a publicly traded company in a class action alleging fiduciary duty breaches arising out of the company's equity compensation program. Counsel to an executive of a publicly traded company in a class action alleging fiduciary duty breaches arising out of the company's issuance of dividends. Counsel to an executive of a publicly traded company in class actions alleging fiduciary duty breaches arising out of the company's policy concerning airplane usage benefits. Counsel to an executive of a publicly traded company in an internal affairs investigation and New York Attorney General investigation arising out of alleged conflicts of interest and fiduciary duty breaches concerning an alleged intersection between the executive's personal business transactions and the company's business. Counsel to an executive of a publicly traded company in class actions alleging fiduciary duty breaches arising out of the executive's compensation and benefits. Counsel to a publicly traded company in class actions alleging fiduciary duty breaches arising out of a tender offer and merger pursuant to which the client was acquired by another publicly traded medical device company. Counsel to a publicly traded company in class actions alleging fiduciary duty breaches arising out of a tender offer and going private transaction.Antitrust. Counsel to a large New Jersey health system in an action alleging antitrust claims brought by a New Jersey hospital arising out of patient referral arrangements. Counsel to a publicly traded cigarette manufacturer in a class action alleging antitrust claims brought by a national class of tobacco growers arising out of tobacco auctioning and bidding. Counsel to a Philadelphia-area hospital in an action alleging antitrust claims against the region's largest health insurance company arising out of hospital reimbursement rates. Counsel to a publicly traded cigarette manufacturer in action alleging antitrust claims brought by other cigarette manufacturers arising out of a national retail merchandising program.Commercial Litigation. Counsel to one of the world's largest private equity firms and a venture capital firm in an action seeking $48 million in damages arising out of the breach of a merger agreement relating to the acquisition of a medical device company and regulatory approval of a medical device. Counsel to a publicly traded medical device manufacturer asserting claims for breach of restrictive covenants and tortious interference with contract against a competitor and former sales representatives. Counsel to an executive of a publicly traded pharmaceutical manufacturer in an investigation arising out of an alleged violation of restrictive covenants. Counsel to a national banking association in more than a dozen different actions asserting breach of contract and fraud arising out of banking practices; obtained dismissals or negotiated settlements in all of the matters, limiting potential exposure of more than $10 million to less than $75,000 in actual settlement payments, with no verdicts against the client. Counsel to an entrepreneur in an action asserting fraud claims in Cyprus arising out of a merger agreement. Counsel to a condominium association in an action seeking $26 million in damages arising out of the breach of a property insurance agreement for damages resulting from a hurricane. Counsel to a publicly traded medical device manufacturer in an action asserting claims for breach of contract and fraud arising out of a mobile services agreement. Counsel to a property management company in three separate actions for breach of contract arising out of the wrongful termination of five sub-property management agreements. Counsel to a leading investment banking firm in an action seeking $30 million for breach of contract and misrepresentation arising out of an asset-based lending agreement. Counsel to a statewide class of emergency room physicians in Illinois asserting class action claims against health insurance companies arising out of improper reimbursement for non-contracted services provided to beneficiaries enrolled in the insurer's Medicaid plan. Counsel to statewide classes of pathologists in Illinois, Texas and Tennessee asserting class action claims against in three separate class action arbitrations against a health insurance company arising out of improper reimbursement for contracted services provided to beneficiaries enrolled in the insurer's health care plans. Counsel to a national class of hospitals asserting class action claims against two insurance companies arising out of improper reimbursement for facility charges, as opposed to professional charges.Regulatory/Administrative. Counsel to a national restaurant chain in a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action arising out of allegedly fraudulent gift-card practices. Counsel to the Office of Federal Housing and Executive Oversight's investigation into the allegedly fraudulent accounting practices of Fannie Mae. Counsel to The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania in a challenge to a General Appropriations Act that set a default reimbursement rate for out-of-network emergency services provided to enrollees of Medical Assistance managed care organizations; the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a unanimous ruling invalidating the provision in favor of the Duane Morris client.
 
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Seth A. Goldberg

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396




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