David J. Goldsmith has nearly 15 years of experience representing public and private institutional investors in a wide variety of securities and class action litigations. In recent years, David's work has directly led to record recoveries against corporate offenders in some of the most complex and high profile securities class actions.
David was an integral member of the team representing the New York State Common Retirement Fund and New York City pension funds as lead plaintiffs in In re Countrywide Financial Corporation Securities Litigation, which settled for $624 million. David currently represents these clients in an appeal brought by Countrywide's 401(k) plan in the Ninth Circuit concerning complex settlement allocation issues.
Current assignments include representations of a large German banking institution and a major Irish special-purpose vehicle in multiple actions alleging fraud in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities issued by Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland, and others; representation of a state pension fund in a notable action alleging deceptive acts and practices by State Street Bank in connection with foreign currency exchange trades executed for its custodial clients; and representation of a hedge fund and other investors with allegations of harm by the well-publicized collapse of four Regions Morgan Keegan closed-end investment companies.
David has regularly represented the Genesee County (Michigan) Employees' Retirement System in securities and shareholder matters, including pending or settled actions against CBeyond, Inc., Compellent Technologies, Inc., Merck & Co., Spectranetics Corporation, Stryker Corporation, and Transaction Systems Architects, Inc.
During law school, David was Managing Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, then a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
For many years, David has been a member of the AmorArtis Chamber Choir, a renowned choral organization with a repertoire ranging from Palestrina to Bach, Mozart to Bruckner, and Stravinsky to Bernstein.