Attorneys Profiles

Daniel V. Gsovski

Position: Of Counsel

Address: Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.
125 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004

Phone: (212) 471-8512

Fax: (212) 344-3333



Daniel V. Gsovski’s diverse practice covers a wide range of commercial, intellectual property, antitrust and consumer protection matters, both before judicial, administrative and arbitration tribunals throughout the nation and as a counselor and adviser on compliance issues and transactions. As the firm’s senior class attorney, he is among the most experienced attorneys in the nation in the defense of class action litigation in the state and federal courts, in all phases of such proceedings, from the trial level through all levels of the appellate process including proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Prominent among his achievements is the defense victory in the only nationwide action under the federal Magnuson-Moss Act ever tried to verdict, an outcome which not only vindicated his client, a major automobile manufacturer, but ultimately resulted in the imposition of substantial monetary sanctions against opposing counsel. Other areas of law to which Mr. Gsovski has litigated include constitutional and international law and civil and employment rights and product liability.

Bar Admissions:
New York, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1972
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1972
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1972
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1990
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 2001

Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1968, LL.B.
Honors: Stone Moot Court Honor Competition

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1965, M.A.

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1964, A.B.

Representative Cases:
Volkswagen of America, Inc. v. Sugarman, 909 So. 2d 923 (Fla. 3rd Dist. Ct. App. 2005)
Merkens v. Computer Concepts Corp., 76 F.Supp.2d 245 (E.D. N.Y. 1999)
Jama v. U.S. I.N.S., 22 F.Supp.2d 353 (D.N.J. 1998)
Allcar Motor Parts Corp v. Federal-Mogul Corp., 1998 WL 671448 (S.D. N.Y. 1998)
Association of Intern. Auto Mfrs., Inc. v. Vacco, 979 F.Supp. 250 (S.D. N.Y. 1997)
Mcgill v. General Motors Corp., 231 A.D.2d 449, 647 N.Y.S.2d 209 (1st Dept. 1996)
Bishop v. General Motors Corp., 925 F.Supp. 294 (D.N.J. 1996)
Abraham v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 1991 WL 89917 (W.D. N.Y. 1991)
Deadwyler v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 884 F.2d 779 (4th Cir. 1989)
Estruch v. Volkswagen AG, 177 A.D.2d 943 (4th Dept. 1991)
Abraham v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 795 F.2d 238 (W.D. N.Y. 1984)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Responsibilities of the Corporate Parent for the activities of a Subsidiary, Aspects of International Parent Exposure, PLI Program, September, 1990

Expert Testimony in Federal Court after Daubert and New Rule 26-From Discovery Through Trial, N.Y. State Bar Association, Spring 1997

Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1993

Honors and Awards:
Received highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Mr. Gsovski serves as a court appointed Arbitrator for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, in which he has served Chair of the Subcommittee on Commercial and Other Private Legislation, of the Committee on State Legislation and Chairman of Committee on Entertainment. He is a member of the Antitrust and Trial Lawyers Sections of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Committee on International Litigation, Section on Litigation, and Section on Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association, as well as a member of the Federal Bar Council. He has received the highest rating (AV) granted by Martindale-Hubbel.


Birth Information:
1943, Washington, District of Columbia

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