Fox Rothschild LLP

Daniel A. Schnapp

Partner

New York, NY

212.878.7960

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A seasoned trial attorney, Daniel regularly counsels officers and directors, executives, shareholders, employers and employees in a wide range of sophisticated business issues and litigation. He represents clients in a variety of industries, including financial services firms, law firms, technology companies, hospitality companies, entertainment companies, hedge funds, real estate professionals, family-owned businesses, food manufacturers, publishing companies and insurance companies.  

Daniel has tried and arbitrated complex business matters, including:

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Merger and acquisition litigation
  • Misappropriation and theft of trade secrets
  • Estate and fiduciary litigation
  • Director’s and Officer’s liability
  • Intellectual property
  • Cyber crime
  • Class actions
  • Family disputes
  • Corporate governance
  • Securities litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Defamation and media issues
  • Art fraud
  • Ethics and professional liability

Additionally, Daniel is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals, a group of highly accomplished and respected professionals from the legal and business communities who are trained to manage the dispute resolution process with fairness and in a cost-effective manner.

Honors and Awards

  • Included in a list of New York SuperLawyers (2014)

Representative Matters

  • Representation of major international law firm and senior equity partner in defense of defamation and privacy claims.
  • Representation of a Chapter 7 Trustee in asserting claims for equity compensation arising out of dissolution of a 600-member international law firm.
  • Representation of partners in injunction proceedings arising out of a commercial dispute over the control of a major municipal building.
  • Representation of a large publishing company in a stock/corporate governance dispute.
  • Representation of officers and directors in breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of an IPO.
  • Represented a major snack food manufacturer in defense of class action claims.
  • Representation of a fitness company in defense of theft of trade secrets and trade dress infringement claims.
  • Representation of an apparel manufacturer in defense of allegations of misappropriation of corporate assets before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D.N.Y. 
  • Representation of an investment bank regarding an investment banking advisory fee.
  • Representation of a British public company in defense of racial and pregnancy discrimination claims.
  • Represented two former Marines in a trial before the U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., in defense of allegations of theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement and breach of noncompete agreement.  

Before Fox Rothschild

Daniel worked in the United States Attorney’s Office, E.D.N.Y. and the Securities Prosecutions and Special Litigation Bureaus of the New York State Attorney General’s Office during law school. 

Client Resources

Art Law Blog
Daniel shares his knowledge of art litigation and finance in the firm's Art Law Blog, which covers such topics as art recovery, art preservation, art as collateral and valuation of art as well as recent trends in the art market.

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Primer on Government and Internal Investigations
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Practice Areas
Litigation
Securities Industry
White Collar Compliance & Defense
Intellectual Property
Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Enforcement
Trade Secrets
Directors' & Officers' Liability & Corporate Governance
Antitrust
Privacy and Data Security
Attorneys and Law Firms

Bar Admissions

New York


Education

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

B.A., The George Washington University


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


Memberships

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

New York State Bar Association

New York County Lawyer's Association

New York City Bar Association

American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals


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