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Daniel S. Goldman

Daniel Sachs Goldman is a trial attorney and legal analyst serving as majority counsel in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.[2][3]

Daniel S. Goldman
Daniel Sachs Goldman

1975/1976 (age 43–44)[1]
EducationYale College (BA)
Stanford Law School (JD)
Legal analyst
Known forLead counsel for the Democrats during the Impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.
Anne Montminy
(m. 2002; div. 2004)

Corinne Levy (m. 2013)
FamilyRhoda Haas Goldman (grandmother)
Richard Goldman (grandfather)
Walter A. Haas (great-grandfather)

Early life and familyEdit

Goldman was born to a Jewish family, the son of Susan (née Sachs) and Richard W. Goldman.[4] His father was a federal prosecutor in Washington D.C. who died when Goldman was a child.[4] His paternal grandparents were Rhoda Haas Goldman and Richard Goldman;[4] his great-grandfather was Walter A. Haas, president of Levi Strauss & Co.; and his great great-grandfather was Abraham Haas the founder of the Smart & Final chain of food stores. His brother, Bill Goldman, died at the age of 38 in a plane crash.[5] Goldman is a graduate of the Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. where his mother previously served as chairman.[4] Goldman graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford School of Law.[4]


Goldman was an assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York under Preet Bharara, left in 2017 and became a legal analyst for NBC[6] and an opinion contributor to The Daily Beast.[7] He was hired as general counsel for the House Oversight Committee in March 2019, where he joined the Impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.[2]

Goldman was described as having "swagger as a trial lawyer" while prosecuting Billy Walters for insider trading.[2] He also prosecuted Genovese crime family mobsters, including Fotios Geas, in 2011.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Goldman has married twice. In 2002, he married Olympic diver and Canada native, Anne Montminy;[1] they divorced in 2004.[4] In 2013, he married Corinne Levy. They have had 5 children as of 2019.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Weddings; Anne Montminy, Daniel Goldman". The New York Times. June 23, 2002.
  2. ^ a b c d "Democrats' impeachment lawyer cut his teeth prosecuting mobsters, Wall Street cheats". Washington Post. Retrieved November 13, 2019. Cucinella said she requested Goldman to be on the trial team "because he has a bit of a swagger as a trial lawyer, and it’s a confidence that serves him well. In a courtroom, he’s incredibly effective."
  3. ^ Rogers, Alex (November 13, 2019). "Staff lawyers to take star role in first hearings on impeachment". CNN. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Daniel Goldman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". November 2019.
  5. ^ "Bill Goldman, 38, historian, philanthropist and Levi Strauss heir, killed in plane crash". Jewish Telegraph Agency. July 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Madhani, Aamer (November 13, 2019). "Impeachment Hearing Attorneys Daniel Goldman, Steve Castor May Become Household Names". NBC 4 Washington.
  7. ^ "Daniel S. Goldman - The Daily Beast". The Daily Beast. Retrieved November 13, 2019.