Douglas R. Hirsch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Sadis & Goldberg LLP
 | 551 5th Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10176
Phone: 212-573-6670
Fax: 212-947-3796
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Securities Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Sadis & Goldberg LLP, Douglas R. Hirsch heads the firm’s litigation group and focuses his practice on financial services, securities and business litigation. Representing clients throughout the country, his caseload regularly involves all types of hedge fund and private equity fund disputes, securities fraud and securities disputes, SEC and FINRA enforcement actions, whistleblowers, investor claims, securities arbitration, corporate governance and business litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty. Mr. Hirsch also has an active real estate litigation practice in which he represents a number of clients who own large portfolios of multi-family and commercial real estate in the New York area. Finally, Mr. Hirsch has in-depth experience representing employers and employees in non-compete and other types of restrictive covenant litigation.      

Among his many high profile cases, Mr. Hirsch handled an $80 million claw back claim in the context of a hedge fund wind down and settled a derivative claim on behalf of investors in a hedge fund for $18.9 million. He has secured numerous favorable trial verdicts and appellate decisions on behalf of his clients.

In 1987, Mr. Hirsch earned a Bachelor of Arts from Union College. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he was a member of the school’s law review. A published author, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd and District of Columbia Circuits as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.



Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Non-Compete Agreements

Securities Litigation (40%)

Employment & Labor (10%): Whistleblower

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Whistleblower


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Douglas Hirsch

Admitted: 1991, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, New York Metro Super Lawyer Magazine 2013 – 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Metro New York, Selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement, New York Times 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hedge Fund Association, Member, 2012
  • Hedge Fund Association, Member, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Hedge Fund Conference Forum, NY Helmsley Hotel, 2004
  • SEC Loses Four More High-Profile Trials Where it Relied on Circumstantial Evidence and Questionable Materiality Arguments to Prove Insider Trading and Fraud, February 10, 2014
  • “Arbitration:Be Careful What You Wish For”
  • Euromoney Compliance Review Handbook
  • “Which Offshore Advisors Must Register,” April 19, 2005
  • “The SEC’s Approach to the Regulation of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds,”  Cross-border Handbooks, PLC 2006-2007
  • Investors are Experiencing “Hotel California” Syndrome, December 2007
  • SEC Loses Claims Regarding PIPE Transaction, April 2008
  • Court Invokes Hedge Fund Anti-Fraud Rule for the First Time, February 2009
  • Hedge Fund Litigation Trends, September 2009
  • The SEC Loses Four High-Profile Trials in a Two-Month Span:  Circumstances and Lessons, May 14, 2014
  • Cayman Director Liability in the U.S., June 7, 2016


  • Sadis & Goldberg Investment Management Alert
  • S&G Investment Manager Alert - 2013
  • S&G Investment Manager Alert - Jan 2014
  • S&G Investment Manager Alert - August 2015
  • S&G Investment Manager Alert - March 2016

Educational Background:

  • Union College, B.A., 1987
Office Location for Douglas R. Hirsch

551 5th Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10176

Phone: 212-573-6670

Fax: 212-947-3796

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Last Updated: 1/16/2019

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