Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
Daniel Gitner focuses his practice on defending individuals and entities in white-collar criminal and regulatory matters.
Daniel has represented corporate executives, financial professionals, lawyers, accountants, artists, law firms, and corporations before a wide array of federal and state authorities and courts, as well as in internal investigations. Those matters have involved allegations of securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, insider trading, accounting fraud, market manipulation, criminal antitrust, obstruction of justice, perjury, workplace discrimination and harassment, tax fraud, bribery, extortion, environmental law violations, money laundering, off-label marketing, immigration violations, insurance fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, trade secret violations, professional misconduct, asset forfeiture, and other criminal and regulatory issues. Daniel also has represented entities and individuals in complex federal and state civil litigation and claimants in restitution proceedings.
In 2017, Chambers USA shortlisted Daniel for the White Collar and Government Investigations Lawyer of the Year, an award he won in 2015. That same publication has stated that Daniel receives “widespread praise for his breadth of expertise and his deft handling of high-profile cases,” is “widely lauded for his expert white-collar defense practice” and a “natural in the courtroom,” and is “the full package, just the whole thing.” The Legal 500 states that Daniel is a “superstar . . . who is particularly praised for his subject matter expertise and responsiveness.” In July 2014, The American Lawyer named Daniel its “Litigator of the Week” after he secured the first acquittal in a federal criminal insider trading case in recent memory.
The New York Times has profiled Daniel in an article entitled “Meticulous, Superstitious, and Victorious.” Daniel routinely appears in Benchmark Litigation, Super Lawyers, New York’s Best Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defense, Expert Guides (White Collar Crime), Who’s Who Legal (Investigations), and similar publications.
Prior to joining LSW as a partner in 2005, Daniel served in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was an Assistant United States Attorney from 1997 to 2005 and chief of the General Crimes Unit from 2003 to 2005. Daniel was a recipient of the Justice Department’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance and was named the Federal Prosecutor of the Year in 2003 by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.
Daniel has spoken at continuing education seminars, lectured at Columbia Law School on federal grand jury practice, and is an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he has taught a course on sentencing. Daniel was also a lead author of Business Crime, a comprehensive treatise on white collar criminal matters, and is the author of numerous articles concerning white collar criminal and regulatory issues.
Daniel sits on the Development Committee of the Parkinson’s Foundation. From 2013 to 2015, he served as a Mayor’s appointee on the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent agency that investigates charges of police misconduct.