WHO WE ARE
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg is a litigation boutique specializing in complex commercial cases, with a particular focus on sophisticated financial, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, and bankruptcy-related disputes. HSG strives to provide the highest level of service by furnishing unparalleled judgment and offering fee arrangements that ensure complete alignment of interests with its clients.
HSG was founded in 2012 by the Hon. Richard J. Holwell, who served as a highly respected federal judge in the Southern District of New York, and his former partners and colleagues from White & Case: Michael S. Shuster (who was global head of commercial litigation at White & Case), Daniel P. Goldberg, and Dorit Ungar Black.
HSG is approximately 60 lawyers strong, with the experience, expertise, and depth to handle the most complex commercial disputes in courts, arbitral tribunals, and administrative agencies across the country. We have also been engaged to handle sensitive internal investigations requiring the judgment and discretion of seasoned lawyers coupled with the insights of a former federal judge. Our ranks include lawyers who have held prestigious clerkships at all levels of the federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and served as editors of the nation’s top law journals.
We are an ideal partner for any client with high-stakes matters pending in any of the nation’s courts or in any arbitral or regulatory forum, as well as for law firms unable to take on particular matters due to professional conflicts.
HSG actively promotes a culture that values its people and their diversity. We believe the most successful lawyers are those who work in an environment that focuses on quality, professionalism, and individual respect, while at the same time fosters and encourages creative thinking to solve our clients’ problems. Similarly, we have the highest respect for the legal profession as a community and the responsibilities that come with membership in it, including a substantial dedication to pro bono practice.
Since its founding in 2012, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg has become one of the nation’s most influential and respected litigation boutiques. Benchmark Litigation named HSG its 2016 New York Law Firm of the Year, a Top Boutique nationally since 2017, and a Tier 1 firm for commercial litigation in its 2021 guide. Within three years of its founding, HSG was also one of 10 firms named to The National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List. In addition to this growing list of firm-wide honors, our lawyers have been recognized consistently for their excellence by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Crain’s New York Business, The National Law Journal, and in other rankings and publications.