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David W.T. Daniels

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David Daniels is an accomplished litigator who regularly represents leading hedge funds, investment advisers and other financial institutions. His practice focuses on disputes involving securities, capital markets and related complex commercial issues. Mr. Daniels also represents clients in securities enforcement matters and internal investigations. more +

Mr. Daniels is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and New York, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and various federal trial and appellate courts around the country.  He practices from both the Washington, D.C. and New York offices.  


  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in cross-border litigation involving the enforcement of loan guarantees. Obtained a $169 million judgment for the client.
  • Black Diamond in lawsuit against Barclays seeking the return of $302 million in cash collateral posted under an ISDA-based swap agreement.
  • Black Diamond in intercreditor dispute involving a $95 million claim under a syndicated secured loan.
  • Hedge fund investor in lawsuit involving control of portfolio company.  Successfully obtained rare “mandatory” injunction requiring defendants to hand over control of the company to the investor.
  • Hedge fund in multi-district litigation involving allegations of mutual fund late trading and market timing.  Acted as liaison counsel for group of similarly situated hedge fund defendants.
  • Hedge funds, banks and insurance companies in recovery of losses suffered from securitizations of asset-backed securities.
  • Directors of a European telecommunications company sued for alleged U.S. securities law violations in connection with an overseas privatization transaction.
  • Senior officers of two Fortune 50 companies in class action securities fraud cases.
  • Represented special litigation committee formed to investigate allegations of stock option backdating by senior management.
  • Audit committee in internal investigation of potential securities law violations.
  • Energy trading company in SEC investigation into FAS 133 and other accounting issues.

Honors & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of General Commercial Disputes.
  • Recognized as a 2015 Notable Practitioner by State Tax Notes for the key amicus brief in Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury vs. Wynne.




Practice Areas
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., Member of the Law Review, 1994
  • Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1989
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court