In Remembrance: Morton D. Goldberg ’54LLB Died on January 19 2022

Morton David Goldberg, 92, passed peacefully on January 19, 2022.  Born in Chicago on May 27, 1929, and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Morton graduated from the Boston Latin School, Harvard College (’52) and Yale Law School (’54) .  He was a founding partner of Schwab Goldberg Price & Dannay until their firm merged with Cowan Liebowitz & Latman. 

After meeting on the Nantucket tennis courts, Mort was married to Florence “Flo” Goldberg for over 60 years. Mort was a bright, caring, and detail-oriented writer and listener who loved opera, photography, the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River white water rapids, and his daily New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He was a generous and loving father to daughters Laura Jan Kuller (Steven Kuller) and Nanci B. Goldberg. He is survived by his family, whose love he shared with grandchildren Charlotte, Eliza, Margot, and dog, Moose Kuller; sister-in-law Viv; and two generations of nieces and nephews. And he's preceded in death by his brother Coleman A. Goldberg.

Mort’s love of family was in stiff competition with his work where his accolades are considerable. Some called him the elder statesman of computer software copyright.  He was a Founding Fellow with the American Bar Foundation and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a member of the Software and Information Industry Association Hall of Fame, and an advisor with the World Intellectual Property Organization.  He formerly held federal government advisory positions with the State Department Copyright Panel, and to the Commerce Department and the US Trade Representative, as well as the Copyright Office. He was an honorary trustee and past president of the Copyright Society of the US and the former chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section. He also served as a delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, and as parliamentarian.

Mort and Flo traveled the world for intellectual property conferences and client-related work. These trips tooks them to Geneva, Japan, China, and Uzbekistan, and included seeing the sights and dining with Flo, friends, and colleagues at fine restaurants. With Met Opera season tickets and both Broadway and off-Broadway shows to keep them busy, for decades they seemed to know which Broadway shows would win Tonys and which restaurants were the new Zagat favorites. Flo brought the fun to Mort. But Mort brought the research, reason, and thoughtfulness to their loving partnership and to planning memorable vacations and outings. We will miss him most dearly.

Please consider a donation to either the NAACP Education Fund, the Metropolitan Opera, or the Grand Canyon Trust. Thank you.

—Submitted by the family.

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