Dan Weinberg

Dan Weinberg, Attorney

Dan Weinberg offers a comprehensive litigation practice, from trials and appeals through to mediation services in various jurisdictions. He has appeared before state and federal courts around the country.

Daniel Weinberg provided Jeff Koons, Robert Gober, Peter Cain and Christopher Wool with their first West Coast gallery shows during the 1970s and ’80s before other dealers arrived in California.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Weinberg, owner and operator of galleries located in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, died unexpectedly of natural causes on February 25 at age 88.

Long before galleries began flocking to California, he gave Jeff Koons, Robert Gober, Peter Cain and Christopher Wool their initial West Coast gallery exhibitions.

Weinberg’s work to strengthen official poverty measures has had a lasting effect on federal agencies that administer means-tested programs for America’s less well-off citizens. Accurate measurements translate to more targeted assistance for those most in need.

At the Census Bureau, Mr. Sheehan has also played a pivotal role in expanding its Survey of Income and Program Participation to include more low-income Americans and increase participation rates, leading to new poverty estimates being included annually in official statistics releases.

Personal Life

Daniel Weinberg has over six decades of experience acquiring, selling and authenticating original autographs from Abraham Lincoln to American history – building some of the most extensive collections available and regularly giving presentations at civic or historic groups.

Long before Larry Gagosian or other trendsetting dealers opened spaces in Los Angeles, Weinberg provided several artists their first West Coast gallery exhibitions – such as David Navros, Dorothea Rockburne and Richard Tuttle – as well as hosting solo shows by Dan Flavin, Richard Artschwager Christopher Wool James Bishop and Lee Bontecou.

Weinberg has long advocated for updating the 40-year-old official poverty measure, testifying before Congress and helping organize and support a National Academy of Sciences panel on this subject.

Professional Career

Daniel Weinberg is an attorney with extensive legal experience, having appeared before federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitration tribunals, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board and numerous other institutions.

Daniel Weinberg Gallery first opened its doors in San Francisco in 1973, followed by its Los Angeles space in 1983. At that time, Ferus and Gagosian galleries dominated Los Angeles’ art market ecosystem.

He specializes in representing clients with intellectual property litigation matters and representing high net worth individuals and families in philanthropic endeavours. Furthermore, he is an active proponent of amending the official poverty measure; testifying before Congress regarding this topic. Furthermore, his background includes extensive research and statistical analysis.

Achievement and Honors

In 1979, Weinberg shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow for their contributions to unifying weak and electromagnetic forces theory. Weinberg made major contributions in both cosmology and astrophysics as well, such as reintroducing the cosmological constant and studying matter-antimatter asymmetry in early Universe galaxies.

He was also an early pioneer of cancer research, showing how one mutation in a gene could turn normal cells into tumor cells – setting the foundation for precision medicine today.

Weinberg was also an accomplished author, publishing influential textbooks on General Relativity, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory that are still used today. He was honored to become an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Net Worth

Laut SEC form 4 filings, Weinberg has made 12 trades of Evolent Health Inc stocks since 2016. On August 12, 2022 he exercised 14,335 units valued at $3,914,528 and made six other trades totalling over $100,000 each time.

Daniel Weinberg founded and co-curated the Daniel Weinberg Gallery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, offering artists in the conceptual movement a venue to debut their work for their West Coast gallery shows for the first time. Additionally, Weinberg played an instrumental role in launching careers such as those of Jeff Koons and Robert Gober.

Hopkins & Carley’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in Redwood City and his litigation focus primarily on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. His successful court record includes multiple eight-figure judgments obtained for insurance recoveries as well as intellectual property matters.

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