Daniel S. Goldman

Former Fellow

Daniel S. Goldman, an NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst, was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2007 until 2017, serving for his last three years as Senior Trial Counsel in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In that role, Daniel was the lead prosecutor in the insider trading prosecution and conviction of William “Billy” Walters, the renowned Las Vegas sports bettor. From 2012 to 2014, Daniel served as Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Unit and was responsible for overseeing a wide variety of prosecutions, including traditional organized crime, international organized crime, human trafficking, and white collar crime. As a supervisor, Daniel oversaw a significant international Russian Organized Crime prosecution against more than 30 defendants for racketeering, gambling, and money laundering. During his 10 years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Daniel prosecuted a variety of cases, including a number of securities fraud cases; RICO, securities fraud and health care fraud convictions against a number of individuals associated with Russian Organized Crime; and a racketeering and murder conviction against the Acting Boss of the Genovese Crime Family and other members and associates of the Genovese Crime Family.

Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, and following his graduation from Stanford Law School, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer on the Northern District of California and the Honorable Robert D. Sack on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Before law school, Daniel was an Olympics Researcher and Writer for NBC Sports, where he won three Sports Emmy awards for NBC’s coverage of the 2000, 2002, and 2004 Olympics.

Daniel also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society and as a member of the Advisory Board of LIFT-New York and of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School. He lives in New York City with his wife, Corinne, and five children.