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Dan W. Goldfine

Dan Goldfine's practice is concentrated in commercial litigation, including antitrust, health care, and white collar criminal defense.

Dan Goldfine heads Snell & Wilmer's Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice area. His practice is also concentrated in government and internal investigations and white collar criminal defense, and other select business litigation.

Representative Experience

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Antitrust Litigation Matters

  • Internal and government investigations (including grand jury and agency investigations)
  • Represented large national automobile insurer in a $21 billion nationwide consumer class action alleging the price-fixing of insurance, obtaining a dismissal with prejudice
  • Represented large national insurers in a series of California class actions by various service providers to the automobile insurance industry claiming price fixing, obtaining dismissals with prejudice
  • Represented 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 long distance provider in a lawsuit claiming monopolization, obtaining dismissal with prejudice
  • Represented automobile manufacturer in consumer class action alleging price fixing
  • Represented clients applying for and receiving corporate leniency from the DOJ and state Attorneys General

Provides Antitrust Counseling to the Following Representative Clients

  • Hospitals and healthcare providers
  • Power companies
  • Largest manufacturer of steel and aluminum wheels in the world
  • One of the world’s leading provider of brand name computing products, software and advanced IT services
  • Wind turbine manufacturers
  • Enterprise software and maintenance supplier
  • Largest mining company in the world
  • Football bowl games
  • Largest tomato producer in the U.S.
  • Manufacturers and technology providers to the agricultural industry
  • Automobile manufacturers and dealers
  • Producer of construction aggregates and chemicals
  • Providers of telecom, wireless and long distance services
  • National home builders
  • Meat processing companies
  • Largest truckload carrier in North America
  • Largest retailer of beverage products in the world
  • Network of regional package delivery companies
  • Korean paper manufacturer
  • Large Japanese multinational corporations
  • Franchisors and large regional franchisees
  • Owner of recreational areas
  • Manufacturer of audio and video and control modules for the broadcast, communication industries

Dan Goldfine is in Snell & Wilmer’s Commercial Litigation group and heads Snell & Wilmer’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation and Government Investigations practice areas.  His practice is also concentrated in select business litigation, antitrust litigation and counseling, government and internal investigations and white collar criminal defense. 

Representative Litigation

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  • Represented large national automobile insurer in a $21 billion nationwide consumer class action alleging the price-fixing of insurance, obtaining a dismissal with prejudice
  • Represented a large trucking company against a large national insurer in a wrongful termination of insurance coverage and bad faith claim, leading to settlement of $120 million
  • Represented a large national home builder in a dispute against the owners of a company it had acquired, took to verdict where the jury awarded our client $270 million
  • 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
  • Represented large national insurers in a series of California class actions by various service providers to the automobile insurance industry claiming price fixing, obtaining dismissals with prejudice
  • Represented 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 large automobile company is several class actions, obtaining dismissals with prejudice in each
  • Represented a large consumer products company in a consumer fraud class action
  • Represented long distance provider in a lawsuit claiming monopolization, obtaining dismissal with prejudice
  • Represented automobile manufacturer in consumer class action alleging price fixing
  • Represented clients applying for and receiving corporate leniency from the DOJ and state Attorneys General
  • Internal and government investigations (including grand jury and agency investigations)

Dan Goldfine chairs Snell & Wilmer's Government and Internal Investigations/Criminal Defense practice area. His practice is also concentrated in antitrust counseling and litigation, and other select business litigation.

Representative Experience

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Represents companies, current and/or former executives, Audit, Special or Independent Committees

  • Internal and Government Investigations (including grand jury and agency investigations)
    • Securities violations such as insider trading, misuse of options, and accounting fraud
    • Antitrust
    • Immigration violations
    • Gratuities and bribes to officials in return for contracts and other procurement fraud
    • Bank fraud
    • Health care fraud
    • Telemarketing and consumer fraud
    • Environmental crimes
    • Gaming
    • Employee theft and other wrongful conduct (including possession of pornography)

Other Criminal Defense

  • Search and seizure defense
  • Criminal and civil forfeitures
  • Corporate and individual leniency and immunity
  • Tax fraud
  • Drug-related crimes by doctors and other professionals
  • Embezzlement by bank officials
  • Abuse charges against youth coaches, teachers and other adults
  • Wrongful possession of top secret and secret materials

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 1988)
    • Associate Articles Editor, Minnesota Law Review
    • President, Minnesota Law Forum
    • Curriculum Committee
  • Uppsala Universitet (Uppsala, Sweden, 1987)
    • International Educational Project, Juridicum
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., Political Science with a Theatre Emphasis, 1985)
    • Director and Producer of Humorology

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Federal Bar Association, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Executive Committee, Antitrust Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Litigation Section, Chair

Representative Presentations & Publications

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, White-Collar Criminal Defense (2010-2011)
  • Arizona Top Lawyer, AzBusiness Magazine (2008-2009)

Community Involvement

  • Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission, Gubernatorial Commission (appointed 2010)
  • Arizona Diabetes Legal Advocacy Group
  • Overman Foundation (charitable fundraiser), Chair (2004-present)

Other Professional Experience

  • United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Trial Attorney (1990-1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Law Clerk to Hon. Gerald W. Heaney (1988-1990)

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