Dan Goldfine is a partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Litigation practice group. He focuses on class action and complex litigation, including matters involving antitrust, RICO, health care, government and consumer fraud, and business disputes. Dan also represents business and executives regarding grand jury, government and internal investigations. Dan’s antitrust background further allows him to counsel companies regarding antitrust compliance.
Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Dan was a Partner at Snell & Wilmer for fifteen years with a similar class action and complex litigation focus and was Chair of Snell & Wilmer’s Government and Internal Investigations/Criminal Defense practice area. Before private practice, Dan was a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
Dan began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald W. Heaney in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
- Represented a large national automobile insurer in a $21 billion nationwide consumer class action alleging the price-fixing of insurance, obtaining a dismissal with prejudice
- Defended companies in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and insurance industries in addition to manufacturers and consumer marketers against antitrust, RICO, False Claims Act, and consumer fraud class actions filed in federal and state courts in California, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Georgia, Minnesota, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio, obtaining dismissals and summary judgments and defeating many classes seeking certification
- Defended several hospitals in both a U.S. Department of Justice investigation and a class action, alleging that the hospitals and a trade association had fixed the wages of part-time nurses, obtaining a declination by the DOJ and a denial of certification of more than 80% of the alleged class
- Represented two healthcare providers who alleged that a monopolist hospital had blocked their opening of a competing outpatient facility, obtaining a multimillion dollar settlement
- Represented a long distance provider in a lawsuit claiming monopolization, obtaining dismissal with prejudice
- Represented an automobile manufacturer in consumer class action alleging price fixing, obtaining dismissal with prejudice
- Counseled clients applying for and receiving corporate leniency from the Department of Justice and state Attorneys General
- Obtained a $277 million jury verdict in a business-against-business dispute on behalf of a large publicly-held Arizona company
- Represented a Marine officer accused of espionage, illegally taking top secret information, and lying to authorities, obtaining a declination from the DOJ and clearing his record with military authorities so he could return to the Marines
- Represented a pharmaceutical wholesaler in a warehouse fire matter, leading to total settlements with insurers and the warehouse operator in excess of $50 million
- Represented the second largest Arizona law firm in an attorney malpractice claim where the plaintiff was seeking $40 million and obtained a complete defense verdict from the jury at trial
- Defended companies and companies under government investigation (including grand jury and agency investigations)
- Conducted internal investigations on behalf of boards and special committees of for profit companies and nonprofit entities to determine whether or not management or board members violated the law
- Quoted, "College Football Players Can Unionize, NLRB Says," Westlaw Journal Antitrust, May 2014; originally in Thomson Reuters Law Blog, April 1, 2014, April 2014
- Author, "Ten 'Things' Companies Should Know about Search Warrants," Association of Corporate Counsel, 2010
- Author, "Responding to U.S. Search and Seizure Warrants and EU Dawn Raids," Financier Worldwide magazine, July 2010
- Author, "Plan Ahead Before Trouble Walks In: Preparing for Charges of Criminal Conduct," ABA Business Law Section, July/August 2004
- Author, "The Case for Government Regulation of I-Gaming: A Counterpoint to Owen's Advocacy of Self-Regulation," Gaming Law Review and Economics, Volume 12, Issue 2, April 2008
- Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Attorneys - White-Collar Crime Defense, 2010-2011
- Arizona Business Magazine - Arizona Top Lawyer, 2008-2009
- Chambers USA - Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2016