• Daniel M. Ketani is a versatile litigator who handles complex commercial litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense matters. Dan represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts in New York and across the United States, as well as in international arbitrations. He also defends individuals and entities in civil and criminal inquiries and enforcement proceedings, including those by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Securities and Exchange Commission. Dan’s work involves all aspects of these matters, including drafting briefs for dispositive motions and appeals, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, and arguing motions and appeals.

    Dan also dedicates significant time to pro bono matters. In a recent case, he successfully persuaded the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, in a unanimous decision, to reverse a client’s felony conviction because of juror misconduct and improperly admitted propensity evidence. Dan has also represented clients including Everytown for Gun Safety and PEN America in submitting amicus briefs in appeals courts across the United States, arguing in support of the constitutionality of age-based restrictions on the purchase of firearms and a constitutional right to a basic minimum education, among other issues.

    Dan serves as a member of the firm’s Associates Committee.

    Experience

    • Represents funds of a private equity firm in fraud action seeking to recover investment losses.

    • Represented a diagnostics, clinical lab and life sciences company in shareholder and proxy contest litigation.

    • Represented a private equity firm in litigation related to potential financing.

    • Represented a global construction, manufacturing and engineering conglomerate in U.S. litigation and international arbitrations in Paris and Houston relating to the collapse of a joint venture.

    • Represents an executive of a Fortune 1000 company in connection with an investigation by the DOJ and SEC of alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

    • Represented, as part of the defense team, a former executive of a Fortune 100 company in connection with an insider-trading investigation, successfully persuading the U.S. Attorney’s Office and SEC not to file charges against the client.

    • Represented a former executive of a financial institution in a DOJ investigation and civil enforcement action relating to the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

    • Represented a former executive of an automotive parts company in a DOJ fraud investigation.

    Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2014
      • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
      • Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Articles Editor
    • B.A., Economics, with honors, New York University, 2010

    Bar Admissions

    • New York, 2015

    Court Admissions

    • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
    • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
    • U.S.C.A., 9th Circuit
    • U.S.C.A., 11th Circuit