Daniel Rothstein

Of Counsel

Daniel Rothstein has been a New York commercial litigator for over twenty years. 

Mr. Rothstein’s litigation experience covers areas such as partnership disputes, real estate, trusts and estates, government investigations, legal malpractice defense, and antitrust.  Much of his work has focused on cross-border business disputes, including cases related to Russia, where Mr. Rothstein worked as an international transactional lawyer from 1990 to 2000.  He continues to advise on Russian transactions as well as compliance with US Treasury Department sanctions.  He is fluent in Russian and Hebrew.

Before joining Levy Goldenberg, Mr. Rothstein served nine years as Of Counsel to a prominent criminal defense firm while also running his solo litigation practice. His earlier affiliations included the New York litigation boutique Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer and the Moscow offices of Coudert Brothers and McDemott Will & Emery.

Significant cases
  • Reversal of trial judgment on debt arising from criminal activity – 213 AD3d 452 
  • Summary judgment dismissing legal malpractice claims involving advice on Russian securities law – 2010 N.Y. Misc. Lexis 83
  • Enforcement of arbitral award for Russian state-owned company – 2018 US Dist Lexis 134124
  • IRS investigation of unreported Swiss bank accounts (14-CV-2460, SDNY)
  • Replevin of Soviet World War II photo archive – 135 F Supp 3d 70
  • Precedential antitrust appeal involving generic pharmaceuticals – 386 F3d 485
Bar Admissions
  • State of New York 
  • United States District Court (Southern, Eastern, Northern Districts of New York)
  • US Bankruptcy Court (Southern, Eastern Districts of New York)
Judicial Clerkships
  • Israel Supreme Court, Judges Aharon Barak and Eliezer Goldberg
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Hon. Albert J. Engel
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, Judge Howard G. Munson
  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (Editor-in-Chief, Cornell International Law Journal)
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.A., Political Science
  • Cornell University, A.B., Economics
Speaking Engagements
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Conference, Moscow, 2014, 2015
  • International Arbitration in New York, Ukraine Bar In-House Counsel Conference, Kiev, 2013
  • Representing Russian Clients in US Courts, International Center for Dispute Resolution, New York, 2012
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance in Russia, Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, Washington, D.C., 2012
  • Russia’s Expanding Engagement with International Law, Columbia University, New York, 2010
Attorney Advertising
Website developed in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1.
If you encounter any issues while using this site, please contact us: 212-906-4499