Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC
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Nicole D. Galli

     Charles P. Goodwin

N icole
G alli

Nicole D. Galli focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including all forms of intellectual property (IP) litigation, and IP counseling, especially regarding trade secret protection.

Ms. Galli has litigated, through trial, a wide variety of IP and business disputes for clients in federal and state courts, administrative forums, and arbitration venues throughout the nation. She has worked in both litigation and counseling capacities with clients in numerous industries including medical devices, software, consumer electronics, consumer products, automotive, energy, hospitality, food and beverage, construction, manufacturing, health care, marketing and other service providers. Clients range from individuals and small start-up companies to the largest national and international companies, including a number of cultural institutions and other non-profits. After having spent over two decades in two AmLaw 100 firms, an intellectual property boutique firm, and a full-service regional firm, Ms. Galli founded the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC in 2015 to provide clients with sophisticated, first-in-class legal services in an innovative, efficient and customized manner that best suits their business needs.

Professional & Community Activities

Ms. Galli has a long history of giving back to the community and the profession.

Women Owned Law  Ms. Galli founded Women Owned Law (WOL), the first national networking organization for women owned law and legal services firms. WOL empowers women entrepreneurs to revolutionize the business of law through network building, education and other resources and advocacy in the marketplace. With a soft launch in the fall of 2016 that started in Philadelphia with a group of 8 women, WOL has approximately 200 members throughout the United States and has regional representatives in over 20 regions.

Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets  Ms. Galli is a member of the American Bar Association, where she served as the CLE Officer of the Section of Intellectual Property Law from 2016 to 2018. Ms. Galli is currently one of the IP Section’s Liaisons to the Licensing Executives Society’s IP Management Standards Setting Project, which is specifically focused on protecting trade secrets and other IP in the supply chain. She also serves on the IP Section's Trade Secrets Committee and is one of the co-chairs of the Trade Secrets sub-committee of the ABA Litigation Section's IP Litigation Committee. In the winter of 2017, Ms. Galli participated in the first, invitation-only Sedona Conference on Trade Secrets and is a founding member of the new Sedona Conference Trade Secret Working Group that launched this year.

The Equity Project  Ms. Galli also serves as one of the “Equity Project Champions,” group of corporate and law firm leaders who will spread awareness of “Equity Project.” The Equity Project is a groundbreaking initiative of Burford Capital, a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law, designed to help close the gender gap in law by providing an economic incentive for change through a $50 million pool of capital earmarked for financing commercial litigation matters led by women.

Additional Activities  Ms. Galli is a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Executive Women, where she also chairs the Committee overseeing the Forum Award for Emerging Women Leaders. Ms. Galli is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Professional Women’s Roundtable, a networking group for emerging women leaders that she co-founded in 2002. Ms. Galli is also a member of Select Counsel and of the Justinian Society and serves as a Democratic committee person for the second division of the Eighth Ward in Philadelphia.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1989, B.A., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware (inactive)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Illinois

Awards and Honors

  • Philadelphia Business Journal, Women of Distinction, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer-Rated
  • Philadelphia Magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005-present
  • Arrive Magazine, Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, 2011
  • Philadelphia Smart CEO Magazine, Legal Elite, 2010
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2003
  • American Lawyer Media, Lawyers on the Fast Track in Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Forum of Executive Women, Forum Award, 2003


Nicole D. Galli
Managing Partner
Direct: (215) 525-9580
Fax: (215) 525-9585

C harles G oodwin

Charles P. Goodwin focuses his practice with the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC on commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including intellectual property, breach of contract and other commercial litigation matters. His commercial litigation experience also includes other complex commercial litigation such as competition and antitrust law, class actions, securities litigation, franchise litigation and legal malpractice claims.

Mr. Goodwin previously was associated for over twenty years with a nationally recognized complex litigation boutique in Philadelphia, where he was a partner for the last ten years of his tenure there. In 2014, he opened his own firm, the Law Offices of Charles P. Goodwin, where he continues his commercial litigation practice. Mr. Goodwin’s firm also represents public officials and candidates for elective office, and handles alcohol beverage licensure and zoning matters, among others. Mr. Goodwin joined the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC as Of Counsel in 2016.

Mr. Goodwin is President Emeritus of the Center City Residents Association. He also serves as a Democratic committee person for the second division of the Eighth Ward in Philadelphia.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992, J.D., cum laude. Member, Law Review.
  • Williams College, 1987, B.A., Economics, cum laude. Graves Essay Prize in Economics.

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey (inactive)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey


Charles P. Goodwin
Of Counsel
Direct: (215) 825-4010
Fax: (215) 525-1551