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Daniel J. Fetterman

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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

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Commercial Litigation; Complex Financial Products Litigation; Employment Practices and Litigation; Investigations and White Collar Defense; Securities Litigation


Daniel Fetterman, a former federal prosecutor, is recognized as one of the country's leading trial and white collar lawyers. He represents corporations and individuals in significant securities, white collar, commercial, accounting and trade secret litigation. Chambers USA describes him as a “fantastic courtroom lawyer” who is “very strategic” and “held in high esteem.” Dan also is praised in Chambers USA as “a genuinely gifted trial lawyer” who is “well known for his expert defense of individuals and corporations,” and described as “a great lawyer and adviser” who has “extensive expertise in complex litigation and white collar criminal defense.” The National Law Journal honored Dan as a 2015 White Collar Trailblazer (click here), a ranking honoring 50 of the country's elite white collar lawyers for their "deep passion and perseverance ...having achieved remarkable successes." Dan is also recognized in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500, and he is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America’s trial lawyer honorary society.

Dan has won numerous jury trials and successfully argued appeals in federal and state courts. He recently served as lead trial counsel for MF Global Holdings in a highly publicized $3 billion lawsuit against PwC, which settled during the third week of trial. He also tried a 17-month jury trial, the longest in Alabama history, which resulted in more than $100 million in jury verdicts. The Washington Post described the case as a “huge victory” in a “landmark” lawsuit. Dan represents clients in their most significant matters, including MF Global Holdings in multiple enforcement investigations following MF Global’s bankruptcy, Hilton Worldwide in civil litigation and a high-profile grand jury investigation relating to its alleged theft of trade secrets, the New York Jets in litigation over its attempt to build a stadium in Manhattan, and a consortium of private equity firms in connection with funding their $8.5 billion acquisition of Home Depot Supply. Dan has conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of corporations, boards, and special committees concerning, among other things, alleged securities fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations, theft of trade secrets, accounting malfeasance and obstruction of justice.

Before joining Kasowitz, Dan was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he received the Justice Department Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. Dan also co-edited and co-authored a highly acclaimed white collar treatise, Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations (Thomson-Reuters). The treatise, which is used in law school courses at Harvard and Yale, has been praised as a “must-have resource and reference for any lawyer involved in white collar matters,” and an “extraordinary contribution to the white collar bar.” Dan is frequently quoted as a legal authority and has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, International Financing Review, the FCPA Report and Compliance Week.

Dan has served as adjunct professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law, and currently serves on the board of The Fund for Modern Courts.


New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1987); Washington & Lee University (B.A., cum laude, 1983)

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

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Daniel Fetterman - Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP fields a 'powerful bench', noted for its 'deep knowledge of the subject matter'. The group is led by 'outstanding trial lawyer' Daniel Fetterman, whom clients praise as 'smart, strategic and highly ethical'. Alongside co-founding partner Marc Kasowitz, Fetterman is defending New York concert promoter Joseph Meli and his company, Advance Entertainment, in connection with an indictment in the Southern District of New York and an SEC enforcement action related to an allegedly fraudulent scheme promoting non-existent tickets for the musicals Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He is also acting as lead defense counsel to Abraham Jose Shiera Bastidas, a former owner of multiple US-based energy companies, in an FCPA action launched in relation to contracts with Petroleos de Venezuela. Ann St. Peter-Griffith in Miami, Lyn Agre in San Francisco and New York's Edward McNally are also recommended. The team in New York also includes former senator Joseph Lieberman, whose experience gives the team an edge in political matters.

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