Daniel Friedman is an associate in the Firm's Litigation department. He has experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including intellectual property, structured finance, law firm defense and false advertising. Mr. Friedman also advises clients in connection with white collar defense and investigations and maintains an active and varied pro bono practice. He is a regular contributor to the Firm’s Antitrust Update blog and he currently serves as the Secretary of the Energy Committee of the New York City Bar Association. 

From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Friedman served as a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen A. Higginson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Representative Matters

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Representation of a consumer healthcare company in action involving a competitor’s advertising.

  • Defense of a putative consumer class action under California law challenging a leading chocolate company’s product labels.

  • Representation of a leading beverage manufacturer in a putative false advertising class action involving the labeling of soft drinks.

  • Defense of a law firm against malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims stemming from its representation of a start-up.

  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in patent infringement action involving a biologic medication.

  • Representation of financial institution in action concerning the distribution of a $4.5 billion payment settling claims involving mortgage-backed securities.

White Collar Defense and Investigations

  • Representation of trust company in connection with civil asset forfeiture actions and DOJ investigation.

  • Representation of trustee of tax-exempt organization in connection with allegations of misconduct.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of Maine Secretary of State in lawsuit against the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

  • Representation of a class of homeless youth in New York City in lawsuit against the City for failure to provide appropriate youth shelter.

  • Representation of a Brooklyn resident on his appeal of a criminal conviction.

  • Defense of individual in defamation lawsuit.


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York