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Matthew A. Goldberg

Matthew A. Goldberg


Matt Goldberg is involved in a variety of matters for DLA Piper's global litigation group, focusing on class actions, product liability matters and commercial litigation. He is a Steering Committee member of DLA's Global Class Action and Collective Redress Team.

Matt represents a variety of multinational automotive and automobile component part manufactures in complex litigation pending in federal and state courts across the US. He is routinely asked to advise companies based outside of the US on jurisdictional challenges and cross-border discovery issues.

His experience also includes representation of an outdoor power equipment manufacturer in commercial litigation; insurers in class actions and internal investigations; an accounting firm in a securities class action; a sexual health product manufacturer in connection with a Federal Trade Commission investigation; and an opioid manufacturer alleged to have engaged in fraud and unfair competition.

Bar admissionsNew JerseyPennsylvania


  • Representation of several multinational automotive and automotive component part manufactures in a variety of national consumer class actions, product liability matters and jurisdictional disputes
  • Representation of international manufacturer of outdoor power equipment in breach of contract litigation and product liability matters
  • Representation of US-based insurer in complex class action and commercial litigation matters
  • Representation of national accounting firm in federal class action, state court litigation, and arbitration proceedings arising out the failure of a subprime mortgage lender
  • Representation of sexual health product manufacturer in connection with a Federal Trade Commission investigation and related private antitrust litigation
  • Internal investigation of a multinational insurance company in connection with potential enforcement action by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • Representation of real estate investment trust in action involving claims for breach of contract, fraud and specific performance
  • Representation of an international manufacturer of microwave ovens in a putative national consumer class action
  • Representation of a multinational outdoor power equipment company in product liability matters
Representative Opinions
  • Padilla v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., 391 F. Supp. 3d 1108 (S.D. Fla. 2019), granting motion to dismiss putative class action complaint, and 2020 WL 1472301 (S.D. Fla. 2020), granting motion to dismiss amended putative class action complaint
  • Cohen v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., 2019 WL 6700941 (C.D. Cal. 2019), granting motion to dismiss putative class action complaint
  • Whitesell Corp. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc. et al., 2019 WL 637776 (S.D. Ga 2019), granting motion for discovery sanctions and striking plaintiff’s claim for lost profits in breach of contract action
  • Fulano v. Fanjul Corporation et al., No. 180102241 (Phila. Ct. Com. Pls. Aug. 2, 2018), sustaining preliminary objections and granting dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction
  • Paul Butler v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., 2017 WL 1398316 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 19, 2017), denying motion for class certification based on plaintiff's failure to establish predominance
  • Villanueva v. 3M Company et al., Case No. BC584543 (L.A. Cty. Sup. Ct. Jan. 2017), granting motion to quash for lack of personal jurisdiction
  • Barreras v. Travelers Home & Marine Ins. Co., No. 12-CV-354, (D.N.M. Apr. 6, 2016), denying motion for class certification
  • Myers v. Travelers Commercial Ins. Co., 2015 WL 351953, at *1 (Del. Super. Ct. Jan. 26, 2015), granting motion to dismiss putative class action complaint for failure to plead a live case or controversy
  • Douglas v. Discover Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2015 WL 5764060, at *1 (M.D. Pa. Sept. 29, 2015), denying plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment to dismiss insurance bad faith claim
  • Sides v. Harley-Davidson, USA, et al., 2013 WL 2061371 (E.D. Pa. May 15, 2013), dismissing UK-based tire manufacturer for lack of personal jurisdiction pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2)
  • Robinson v. Travelers Indemnity Co., 2013 WL 1151984 (3d Cir. Mar. 21, 2013), finding that defendant’s underinsured motorist coverage waiver form complied with Pennsylvania law, vacating district court order granting summary judgment to plaintiff, and directing entry of summary judgment in defendant’s favor
  • Eisen v. Porsche Cars N. Am., Inc., 2012 WL 841091 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 22, 2012), granting motion to dismiss putative class action complaint
  • Malack v. BDO Seidman, LLP, 617 F.3d 743 (3d Cir. 2010), affirming denial of motion for class certification in Section 10(b) action and declining to adopt fraud created the market presumption of reliance
  • Noble v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., 694 F. Supp. 2d 333 (D.N.J. 2010), dismissing with prejudice putative class action asserting product liability claims and purported violations of New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act
  • Duffy v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 2007 US Dist. LEXIS 14792 (D.N.J. Mar. 2, 2007), dismissing with prejudice putative class action alleging various warranty claims and violations of New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act
  • Reibstein v. Continental Tire North America, Inc., 2007 US Dist. LEXIS 24755 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 2, 2007), denying motion to remand action removed pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act
  • Abulhasan v. Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire Co., 14 A.D.3d 900, 788 N.Y.S.2d 497 (3d Dep’t 2005), reversing denial of summary judgment and dismissing plaintiff’s claims with prejudice based on spoliation of evidence
  • J.D., Temple University 2001
    Note/Comment Editor, Temple Law Review
    magna cum laude
  • B.A., Temple University 1998
    magna cum laude


  • The Legal 500 United States
    2021, 2015 - Recommended, Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport



  • Speaker, "Establishing Personal Jurisdiction: Responding to the Next Wave of Cases Following BMS," 2019 ACI Automotive Product Liability Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • Speaker, Global Class Actions and Collective Redress seminars, June 11, 12 and 13, 2018, Paris, London, and Cologne
  • Speaker, "Compliance and Corporate Governance," 2014 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Update, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Speaker, "Protecting Your Company in Product Liability Litigation," 2012 International Glove Association Symposium, Palm Coast, Florida (March 2012)

Media Mentions

  • Quoted, "Common Pleas Court Lacks Jurisdiction in Sugar Pesticide Lawsuit, Superior Court Affirms," Law.Com, The Legal Intelligencer, July 2020