Daniel D. Edelman, Partner New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4309
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Daniel Edelman is a partner in Crowell & Moring's New York office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group with particular experience in securities and antitrust litigation. Dan practices in federal and state courts as well as before regulatory agencies and arbitral panels.

Dan has extensive experience litigating claims alleged under the full range of federal securities laws, including some of the most significant securities cases in the country. His securities litigation practice encompasses both individual and class actions brought under Section 10 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, as well as those alleged under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933. It also covers actions brought pursuant to other provisions and regulations of the securities statutes such as derivative "short swing profits" actions alleged under Section 16(b) of the 1934 Act.

Dan's most notable securities work included playing a leading role in defending Ernst & Young in the In re Cendant Securities Litigation. He has also developed and successfully executed motion to dismiss strategies pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) for major Fortune 500 companies. His experience covers representation of issuers, underwriters, and auditors and he has litigated securities claims involving hedge funds and private equity partnerships. Among others, over the past 20 years, Dan has represented:

  • A number of leading international companies in Rule 10b-5 class actions and corresponding state litigation.
  • Several Big Four accounting firms in multidistrict and related securities litigations.
  • Two major U.S. investment bank underwriters against claims brought under Sections 11 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • An international bank in connection with collateralized debt obligations.
  • Large investment funds in securities cases; arbitrations and appeals.

Dan also has comprehensive experience in defending major companies in large antitrust litigations as well as related consumer fraud and other corporate actions. He has litigated a broad spectrum of cases ranging from those concerning sophisticated financial products and investment instruments to basic fraud, fiduciary duty, and contract disputes.

These antitrust and other matters include representing:

  • A leading international bank in claims brought under the Sherman Act and the Commodities Exchange Act.
  • A major mobile wireless provider in merger litigation under Section 7 of the Clayton Act.
  • A national Internet content provider sued together with other Internet media businesses for concerted action under the antitrust laws concerning financial rate tables.  
  • A global pharmaceutical manufacturer in an MDL litigation and concurrent state cases involving price fixing and price discrimination.
  • A leading credit card company against claims of attempted monopolization and illegal tying in the debit card market.  
  • A pharmacy benefit manager asserting group boycott claims against several large pharmacy chains resisting a prescription drug benefit program.
  • A major foreign airline alleged to have been part of a global cartel concerning fuel surcharges.
  • A worldwide transporter of express freight in a contract dispute.
  • A leading educational testing business against consumer fraud claims asserted in a class action.
  • An event marketing business in a misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of nonsolicitation provisions litigation.
  • Multiple respondents in an ITC investigation concerning semiconductor integrated circuits under Section 337 of the Tariff Act.
  • A leading rental car company in a consumer class action for claims relating to the company's fees.

Dan has also functioned as a special corporation counsel, successfully trying to verdict a number of jury cases on behalf of the city of New York.

Dan is a member of the ABA and has been a committee member of the New York City Bar Association.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Dan spent nearly 15 years at two major international law firms in New York City after having clerked for Judge Robert J. Ward in the Southern District of New York.

Dan earned his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University in 1988. In 1992, Dan received his law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he also served as articles editor for the Cardozo Law Review. Dan is admitted to practice in New York.


Admitted to practice in New York

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