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  • J.D., 2002
    Harvard Law School
    (cum laude)
  • A.B., 1997
    Harvard College
    (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Daniel P Roeser
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Dan Roeser is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice.  His clients include Fortune 100 companies, Big Four accounting firms, and financial institutions involved in complex litigation concerning securities fraud and auditor liability.  He joined Goodwin Procter in 2009.


Mr. Roeser has extensive experience with multidistrict litigation involving securities class actions, ERISA class actions, shareholder derivative cases, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings.  He also represents individuals involved in criminal cases concerning violations of the federal securities laws.

Mr. Roeser's work includes:

  • Representation of what was the country’s largest mortgage originator (now a subsidiary of a major domestic bank) in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, and institutional investor actions concerning the issuance of hundreds of billions of dollars of securities.
  • Representation of major domestic and international securities firms in a securities class action concerning their underwriting of a multibillion dollar common stock offering by a prominent domestic financial institution.
  • Representation of a major international securities firm, as well as senior directors and officers, in a securities class action concerning the issuance of billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities.
  • Representation of one of the country’s largest payment card processors, as well as current and former directors and officers, in a securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation concerning a security breach and subsequent decline in market capitalization of more than $700 million.
  • Representation of an individual charged with insider trading in violation of the federal securities laws.


Mr. Roeser has prosecuted the successful pro bono appeal of a second degree murder conviction in conjunction with the New York Office of the Appellate Defender.


Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Roeser was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.


Mr. Roeser is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York, before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits, and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of New York.