White Collar Defense & Investigations
Daniel has successfully represented:
- Individuals facing Department of Justice investigations
- National financial institutions in Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations
- Clients during investigations by the U.S. State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce regulations related to transactions with embargoed countries and related to registration requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
- Nonprofit organizations against member-derivative claims
Daniel represents victims of state and federal corporate crimes, particularly intellectual property theft victims in criminal prosecutions to maintain brand integrity and obtain restitution. He has responded to, and moved to quash, multiple Rule 17(c) trial subpoenas under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Appellate Advocacy and Litigation
Daniel has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has also participated in drafting multiple briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has experience with appellate motions practice and drafting amicus curiae briefs. In 2018, he argued a case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
He defends premises owners and product manufacturers in asbestos personal injury cases and has experience defending toxic tort claims and trademark disputes.
Daniel has successfully represented senior executives in various Justice Department criminal investigations related to the automobile industry. He has also successfully defended a company in a state law-based antitrust action.
Daniel has successfully represented individuals in Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency investigations related to diesel emissions. He has also litigated environmental claims in state and federal court.
Before turning to law, Daniel was a journalist, reporting on federal agency management issues for Government Executive magazine and its website.