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Daniel A. Schnapp


New York, NY


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Daniel A. Schnapp is a partner and trial lawyer at Fox Rothschild and is based in the firm’s New York office.

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 but not limited to financial services firms, law firms, physician practices, technology companies, hospitality companies, entertainment companies, marketing agencies, hedge funds, real estate professionals, family-owned businesses, food manufacturers, publishing companies and insurance companies.  

Daniel has tried and arbitrated complex business matters including the following types of litigation:

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

Recent cases that Daniel has handled successfully include:

  • 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.
  • Defended 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. Daniel obtained a dismissal of 11 of 12 counts, and achieved an order finding that the adversaries violated the Stored Communications Act arising out of computer hacking. 

A frequent writer and speaker, Daniel has authored numerous publications including:

  • “Protecting Companies’ Intellectual Property from Cyber Crime,” New York Law Journal (November 5, 2012)
  • Co-author, “Calculating Monetary Damages In Theft of Trade Secrets Cases,” New York Law Journal (September 12, 2011)
  • “Government Investigation in the Age of Technology,” New York Law Journal Special Report (September 30, 2013)
  • Co-author: “The Problem with SEC Obey-the-Law Injunctions, and Their Chances of Survival,” Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions (May/June 2012)
  • Co-author, “Is the Tide Turning Against the SEC in Favor of Finders?” ABA Securities Litigation E-Newsletter (November 11, 2011)
  • Co-author, “A Primer on Government and Internal Investigations” (November 2011)

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.  Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Daniel was associated with two prominent New York City law firms.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Daniel is a member of the Federal Courts Committee of the City Bar Association of New York and has litigated several matters for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. 

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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Honors and Awards

  • Included in a list of New York SuperLawyers (2014)
Practice Areas
Securities Industry
White Collar Compliance & Defense
Intellectual Property
Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Enforcement
Trade Secrets
Directors' & Officers' Liability & Corporate Governance
Privacy and Data Security
Attorneys and Law Firms

Bar Admissions

New York


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

B.A., The George Washington University, cum laude, Honors Program

Court Admissions

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

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


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

New York State Bar Association

New York County Lawyer's Association

New York City Bar Association

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