Mr Daniel A. Saunders > Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States
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Commercial Litigation; Investigations and White Collar Defense


Daniel A. Saunders is a leading trial and appellate lawyer focusing on a variety of complex business litigation and white collar cases. Dan represents corporate and individual clients in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation and government, regulatory, and internal investigations, including for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Securities Exchange Act and False Claims Act. Mr. Saunders has tried more than 30 jury trials, and has briefed and/or argued more than 50 appeals before various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Dan spent 14 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, serving in a number of positions, including as Deputy Chief of the Violent & Organized Crime Section. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dan prosecuted hundreds of cases covering a broad range of federal criminal offenses, including the highly publicized RICO/wiretapping prosecution of private investigator Anthony Pellicano and his associates. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dan received the Prosecutor of the Year award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, as well as the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Dan has taught trial advocacy and evidence courses at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and also served for seven years as a professor of constitutional law and criminal procedure at Glendale University College of Law. In addition, he has lectured on the American criminal justice system and prosecution of organized crime, money laundering, and public corruption cases at numerous international conferences.

He clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Robert Boochever.


California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California


University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1992); Princeton University (A.B., 1983)