Norman Goldberger > Ballard Spahr LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 MARKET STREET, 51ST FLOOR
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-7599
PENNSYLVANIA
United States

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

M. Norman Goldberger is a member of the firm’s Elected and Expanded Boards and co-leads the firm’s Municipal Securities Regulation and Enforcement Team. He concentrates on complex commercial matters, including securities litigation, consumer fraud class actions, restrictive covenants, derivative actions, internal investigations, False Claims Act litigation, RICO litigation, and issues relating to the availability of insurance coverage for commercial litigation matters.

Norman has represented clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 public clients in industries including financial institutions, stock brokerages, investments/securities, accounting, cable and telecommunications, real estate investment trusts, real estate partnerships, construction, engineering, equipment leasing, semiconductors, chemicals, retail, manufacturing, and hospitals and health care facilities.

Admissions: Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1978)
Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Order of the Coif

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia is well versed in the nuances of securities and corporate governance litigation, and frequently acts for companies and their officers and directors in derivative actions, regulatory or internal investigation, special committee representations and shareholder class actions. The firm recently acted for Wrap Technologies in a 10b5 and derivative lawsuit arising from an alleged lack of disclosure, which raised issues regarding causation and previous disclosure in public for a public filing. David Axelrod leads the securities enforcement and corporate governance litigation practice. Norman Goldberger, who leads the municipal securities regulation and enforcement team, also plays a pivotal role in the firm’s major cases. Partner John Grugan ‘consistently exercises outstanding judgment, and is fluent on the law in this area‘.