Nicole D. Galli

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 and health care. 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.

In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Galli has a long history of giving back to the community and the profession. Ms. Galli founded Women Owned Law (WOL),, a national networking group for women owned law and legal services firms. WOL’s mission is to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the law to come together, support each other and help their businesses prosper. 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 nearly 20 regions.

Ms. Galli is also a member of the American Bar Association, where she is the CLE Officer of the Section of Intellectual Property Law and one of the Section’s Liaisons to the Licensing Executives Society’s IP Management Standards Setting Project, specifically focused on protecting trade secrets and other IP in the supply chain. 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 launching this year.

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. A member of the Forum of Executive Women, Ms. Galli serves on the Forum Award for Emerging Women Leaders and Program Committees, and heads up the Forum’s Center City Breakfast. Ms. Galli is also a member 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:

  • 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

Charles P. Goodwin

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´┐Żs 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, as well as Assistant Secretary to the Eighth Ward Democratic Committee.


  • 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