Laguardia, Daniel H.R.

Daniel H.R. Laguardia

Partner
Daniel Laguardia is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group with more than 15 years of experience representing corporations and various financial institutions including banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity funds, in securities litigation, internal investigations, regulatory matters and complex commercial litigation.  He has extensive litigation experience across a broad spectrum of substantive areas, including securities and complex financial products, financial markets, mergers & acquisitions disputes, shareholder actions, distressed debt and bankruptcy issues, and commercial contracts, and has achieved a strong record of success for clients in trial and appellate courts.

In addition to the representation of clients in all aspects of strategic litigation planning and practice, Mr. Laguardia regularly counsels clients on pre-dispute situation management, risk-control, high exposure transactions, compliance, and board governance issues.  He conducts internal investigations for clients and board committees and reviews and advises on corporate compliance provisions, governance structures, and controls.

Mr. Laguardia was a law clerk to Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, from 1999 to 2000 and to Judge David G. Trager, U.S. District Court, E.D.N. Y., from 1998 to 1999.  He is currently a member of the Firm’s associate development committee and one of the Firm’s two hiring partners.


In addition to the representation of clients in all aspects of strategic litigation planning and practice, Mr. Laguardia regularly counsels clients on pre-dispute situation management, risk-control, high exposure transactions, compliance, and board governance issues.  He conducts internal investigations for clients and board committees and reviews and advises on corporate compliance provisions, governance structures, and controls.

Mr. Laguardia was a law clerk to Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, from 1999 to 2000 and to Judge David G. Trager, U.S. District Court, E.D.N. Y., from 1998 to 1999.  He is currently a member of the Firm’s associate development committee and one of the Firm’s two hiring partners.

Selected Experience

  • Representing Canadian bank in securities fraud suit involving sale of foreign subsidiary
  • Representing publicly-owned restaurant chain and executives in securities fraud class action alleging accounting-based claims under Rule 10b-5
  • Representing underwriters of equity offerings by a life science company in securities fraud class action arising out of alleged nondisclosure of clinical trial results
  • Representing U.K. bank in actions involving mortgage backed securities
  • Representing U.S. bank employee sued by Department of Justice for alleged FIRREA violation in connection with foreign-exchange transactions for custodial clients

Selected Publications

  • “The Best-Laid Plans: Preventing Rule 10b5-1 Plans from Going Awry” The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 6, 2014
  • Subcommittee chair and co-author, “Report on the Possible Impact of Halliburton II on Securities Class Action Litigation,” New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Securities Litigation’s Fraud-on-the-Market Subcommittee, May 28, 2014
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Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1998
    • Managing Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
  • University of Chicago, B.A., 1993

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