A passionate and formidable trial lawyer, Dan Edelman represents clients in complex commercial disputes, including securities and shareholder litigation, antitrust litigation, and trade secret litigation. He has handled matters that run the gamut from straightforward contractual obligations to thorny questions of statutory law requiring economic analysis. His clients include every type of commercial business, but particularly financial services, pharmaceutical (and bio pharmaceutical), and commercial real estate companies of all sizes and stages.
Clients seek out Dan when they need a litigation attorney adept at breaking down and clearly explaining complex commercial and economic issues. Clients also appreciate that he keeps them abreast of every development in their case and treats their case with the same level of concern as they do.
Dan has been involved in significant antitrust and securities cases, including multi-district class actions brought under federal and state statutes. In the antitrust context, he has litigated cases under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Commodities Exchange Act, and state antitrust laws involving such issues as price fixing, price discrimination, boycotts, attempted monopolization, and tying arrangements.
His securities litigation experience includes defending against individual, class action, and multidistrict claims brought under Section 10 of the Securities Exchange of 1934 as well as Sections 11 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933. He played a leading role in several large accounting “restatement” cases (involving claims of securities fraud arising from companies’ restated financial results) and has defended against “short-swing profit” claims alleged pursuant to Section 16(b) of the 1934 Act.
Dan began his career with a two-year clerkship in the Southern District of New York. For nearly 25 years thereafter, he was employed by three major international firms, working on some of the largest and most bitterly disputed litigations in the country, including large class actions (in antitrust and securities) and major trade secret cases. He was also seconded to the City of New York to serve as a Special Corporation Counsel, where he successfully tried several jury cases to verdict.