Daniel represents individual and corporate clients facing white-collar criminal prosecution in both state and federal court, as well as regulatory investigations pursued by the Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission, and other enforcement bodies.  Formerly a New York public defender, he has experience defending clients against claims of securities fraud, real estate fraud, accounting fraud, and other forms of financial mismanagement.

Representative matters include:

  • A high net worth individual in a DOJ investigation into real estate fraud. No charges were brought.
  • A senior bank executive in DOJ, SEC and state attorneys general investigations into alleged fraud in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities. No charges were brought.
  • A senior hedge fund executive in an SEC investigation into mismanagement and accounting fraud. No charges were brought.
  • A publicly traded specialty finance corporation in a DOJ investigation into alleged violations of stranger-originated life insurance restrictions, resulting in a non-prosecution agreement.
  • A public company board member and audit committee chairman in civil suits alleging accounting fraud, resulting in dismissal of all claims and entry into a non-prosecution agreement.
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Daniel assists businesses with conducting internal investigations to assess the risks of, and respond to, concerns raised by federal regulators, internal whistleblowers, and public company shareholders. He has experience investigating alleged securities violations, corporate governance issues, and trade secret misappropriation claims, among other matters.

Representative matters include:

  • On behalf of a public company board of directors, investigated alleged insider dealing arising from share repurchases executed with an activist shareholder, resulting in dismissal of all related lawsuits.
  • On behalf of a public company, investigated alleged attorney misconduct during intellectual property litigation, resulting in settlement of all related lawsuits.
  • On behalf of a prominent accounting firm, investigated alleged fabrication of foreign accounting files, resulting in a favorable resolution with local regulators.
  • On behalf of a national sales and marketing company, investigated alleged theft of trade secrets in connection with a business dispute. The dispute was resolved with no claims filed.
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An attorney with years of experience practicing in Manhattan, Daniel helps companies of all sizes address their most complex legal issues, including matters regarding real estate, contracts, unfair and deceptive trade practices claims, business torts, and securities.

Representative matters include:

  • Defended foreign bank executives in litigation asserting RICO conspiracy, securities fraud, and state tort claims arising out of alleged participation in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, resulting in dismissal of all claims.
  • Defended private equity fund in litigation alleging deceptive business practices arising from the purported corporate practice of dentistry, resulting in dismissal of all claims.
  • Representing a casino and entertainment company in ongoing fraudulent conveyance litigation arising out of a multi-billion dollar bankruptcy.
  • Plaintiff’s counsel in breach of contract action brought by drug manufacturer to enforce purchase agreement for transfer of rights to a drug.
  • Defended aerospace company in connection with antitrust, wrongful prosecution, and business tort claims, resulting in settlement of five related lawsuits alleging billions of dollars in damages.
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Efforts on the Signal International litigation recognized by American Lawyer as the Global Pro Bono Dispute of the Year (2015)

Member, New York Bar Association (2010-present)

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