Daniel Bromberg – Appellate Lawyer and Public Policy Expert
Daniel Bromberg is an award-winning appellate attorney and public policy specialist. He has represented clients before the US Supreme Court and every California Appellate District; currently, he serves as partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; prior to this role he held the post of Deputy Secretary of Legal Affairs for Governor Jerry Brown’s Office, handling litigation pertaining to border wall construction and COVID-19 restrictions.
Early Life and Education
Bromberg’s musical journey took an unpredictable route, starting from his folk and blues roots before creating a niche with an eponymous album in 1972 and becoming well-recognized sideman and collaborator by decade’s end.
Over the years, he earned credits with artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Ringo Starr and Mississippi John Hurt – and became an established concert performer himself with a strong following of concert attendees.
Underground audiences flocked to his emotional tales of unrequited love and cosmic mishaps, garnering him even greater fame through their covers by bands such as Dead Milkmen, Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth members covering his songs – garnering even greater acclaim and increasing his reach even further.
Daniel Bromberg has nearly 30 years of experience practicing as an appellate attorney. He has argued before the US Supreme Court and litigated appeals in all California Appellate Districts. Additionally, he currently heads up Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Appellate Practice Group.
As deputy legal affairs secretary in the Governor’s Office, he oversaw lawyers working in environmental, natural resources, transportation, food and agriculture departments as well as litigation concerning border walls and COVID-19 restrictions.
He earned his degrees with distinction from Yale University and Harvard Law School respectively, serving on both bodies’ Law Review. His current hobbies include surfing and making sourdough bread. A Bostonian at heart, he looks forward to spending summer days along the Massachusetts beaches.
Achievement and Honors
Since 1996, Bromberg has worked at the intersection between live performance and media production. Her works have been performed at major dance festivals as well as being showcased on public television channels such as PBS or public TV networks such as BBC. Her screenworks have also been broadcasted nationwide or internationally via public TV broadcasts and screenings of dance films on screen.
Justice Bromberg, an experienced appellate litigator who represented Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 restrictions as an attorney to his office, was appointed to the Sixth Appellate District Court of Appeal by Governor Newsom in 2023. Currently he is a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Before joining the Office of the Governor, he served as deputy legal affairs secretary and clerked for Honorable Louis F. Oberdorfer and Judge Raymond Randolph on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Daniel Bromberg is a psychologist specializing in sexual behavior issues. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and co-written several books, while operating a private practice offering assessment and treatment services to individuals exhibiting problem sexual behaviors.
He earned his degrees with honor from Yale University and Harvard Law School respectively, and clerked for Honorable Louis F. Oberdorfer on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Prior to joining VLGS, Justice Bromberg was a partner at JonesDay and led its California appellate practice group. Additionally, he served as senior appellate counsel for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Office. Justice Bromberg will assist VLGS in developing new degrees and increasing experiential learning opportunities for graduate students.
Bromberg’s career includes time at CIBC World Markets, Equity Capital Markets Group and Morgan Stanley. Additionally, he served as part of Quinn Emanuel’s Supreme Court Practice Group before leaving to start his own practice; representing clients before both the US Supreme Court and all California appellate districts.
Bromberg was appointed dean of Vermont Law School and Graduate School (VLGS) in 2022 and is widely known for his dedication to public policy and social justice. Currently serving on the Sixth District Court of Appeal and having previously served as deputy legal affairs secretary in Governor Gavin Newsom’s office from 2019-2021 where he led litigation concerning border wall funding and COVID-19 restrictions, his group, The BG Group currently manages over $2.5 billion worth of assets on behalf of high net worth individuals and families.