Ballard Spahr Special Counsel Donald J. Goldberg died of cancer on April 7 at the age of 81. Mr. Goldberg practiced law for almost 60 years; he was a litigator and a member of Ballard’s white collar practice group, defending professionals and Fortune 500 companies.

Ballard Spahr Chair Mark Stewart said of Mr. Goldberg: "Partners and associates in the firm treasured any opportunity to learn from Don.”

Mr. Goldberg’s son, chief of the economic crimes unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, stated, "Dad was like Clarence Darrow but won more cases. He was exquisitely attuned to every judge and every jury he ever appeared before."

A consummate trial lawyer, Mr. Goldberg continued to work throughout his battle with cancer. He was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as an adjunct professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1983 to 1992.