Frederick S. Gold

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

New Haven, Connecticut 06516


Banking, Business, Commercial, Computer and Software, Contract, Corporate, Financial, Partnership Disputes, Shareholder Disputes, Unfair Competition

Frederick S. Gold is Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Financial Litigation Practice. He is a graduate of Tufts University (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude) and Columbia Law School. He practices in the area of complex business litigation, with an emphasis on financial services clients and intellectual property matters. He has represented hedge funds, broker-dealers, lenders, investment partnerships, investors, real estate developers, universities, and public and closely held corporations in matters involving financing agreements, securities claims, antitrust, civil RICO, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, complex foreclosures and restructurings, negotiable instruments, management of institutional funds, lender liability, complex contract disputes, and claims involving software, source code, trade secrets and copyrights. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts and in private arbitrations and mediations. He has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, the London Court of International Arbitration, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Since 1996, Fred has been an adjunct member of the faculty at Yale Law School, where he has taught Trial Practice and Civil Litigation Practice. He has been a frequent faculty member at regional advocacy programs offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. From 1994 through 2005, he was chair of the Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Fred has been consistently ranked since 2010 in Chambers USA, a pre-eminent guide to the legal profession in the United States.  Chambers recently quoted sources who described watching Fred in action as being "like watching litigation on a TV show; you could literally sell tickets to the event."

Fred is also one of nine attorneys nationwide invited to contribute to Inside the Minds - Strategies for Successful Mediation: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Client Goals, Communicating Effectively, and Facilitating an Agreement, which was published by Aspatore Press, a Thomson Reuters Publisher.


           Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1977
           Tufts University, B.A., 1974,
           summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

            New York

Court Admissions

           U.S. District Court, District of CT
           U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
           U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
           U.S. District Court, Northern District of NY
           U.S. District Court, Western District of NY
           U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
           U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
           U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation; 2013-2016
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star: Commercial Litigation; 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers: Litigation: General Commercial; 2010-2015
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Business Litigation; 2006-2015
  • Selected as one of the Nation's Top 10 Commercial Litigation Lawyers by the United States Lawyer Ranking; 2007
  • Chair, Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association, National Institute for Trial Advocacy; 1994-2005

Teaching Positions

  • Yale Law School: Clinical Visiting Lecturer In Law; Teacher of Trial Practice and Civil Litigation Practice, 1996-present

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Litigation Section; Antitrust Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Former Chair, Litigation Section
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Trustees, King Low Heywood Thomas School, Stamford, Connecticut
300 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

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