Daniel Foodman, Partner

Daniel Foodman is an experienced trial attorney with a broad range of experience who is well-qualified to try a variety of cases along multiple disciplines. Mr. Foodman, a former state prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition given for professional excellence, skills and integrity. Mr. Foodman is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

Mr. Foodman’s practice areas include civil and criminal litigation, international arbitration, Whistleblower Award Claims, financial and regulatory compliance, taxation (civil and criminal tax defense), adversary bankruptcy litigation, contracts and shareholder transactions, and family law. He utilizes his law enforcement and investigative experience and his background in accounting and taxation to create innovative legal strategies for clients in litigation and compliance matters.

His breadth of civil litigation experience includes cases involving fraud, breach of contract, trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement, shareholder derivative disputes, accounting malpractice, tortious interference, cyberfraud, construction, insurance, and divorce, among others.

Mr. Foodman is a former Commission Member of the Southern District of Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. He is also a former Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee, a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Business and Trial Lawyers Sections of The Florida Bar, and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Accomplishments

  • Successfully defended multiple shareholder disputes including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and affiliated transactions, among other issues.
  • Successfully obtained the return of clients’ (plaintiffs’) assets who were victims of cyberfraud matters including SWIFT breaches, and e-mail spoofing and business e-mail compromise scams.
  • Obtained return of client’s assets who was the victim of cyberfraud.
  • Successfully defended civil action for assault, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, restraint of trade, and injunctive relief.
  • Obtained favorable outcome for plaintiff in construction litigation for latent defects in multi-million dollar condominium unit.
  • Tried more than 40 cases to completion.
  • Defended client in a three-week criminal trial that received national and international media exposure and was carried live on Court TV.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement prior to filing a complaint on behalf of a plaintiff in accounting malpractice action resulting from employee embezzlement scheme.
  • Prosecuted and defended economic crimes, including money laundering.
  • Assisted with the formulation of internal controls and implementation of compliance programs.
  • Successfully defended shareholder derivative actions.
  • Obtained favorable outcome for wife in multi-million dollar divorce proceeding where husband was seeking to enforce the terms of pre-nuptial agreement.
  • Represented a foreign embassy and individuals referred by it, including diplomats and Royal family members, in criminal, civil and regulatory matters.
  • Negotiated and structured bank relationship agreements for clients.

Affiliations

  • Commission Member – Southern District of Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, 2017-2019
  • University of Miami President’s Council, 2010-2019
  • Brickell Area Association, Board Member and Vice President, 2013-2019
  • Temple Beth Am Day School, Board Member, 2012-2018
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee Member, Eleventh Circuit 2013-2016, Chair in 2016
  • Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee Member, Eleventh Circuit 2012-2013
  • United Way of Miami-Dade, General & Endowment Investment Sub-Committee, 2012
  • B.E.S.T. – Building Empowerment by Stopping Trafficking by hosting training programs and providing pro-bono victim representation, 2012
  • South Florida ACAMS Chapter, Founding Communications Director of the Executive Board of the South Florida Chapter of ACAMS, 2007-2008
  • Florida Bar (Member of Business Section and Trial Lawyers Section)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2017
  • United States Tax Court, 2017
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 2008
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia, 2008
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2001
  • Florida Bar, 2000

Pro Hac Vice Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2018
  • District Court of the Virgin Islands, 2018
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 2016
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2014

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Miami, Masters of Science in Taxation, 1996
  • The American University, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Major, 1995

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida

Distinctions

  • Martindale Hubbell: Rated AV Preeminent, the highest recognition given for professional excellence, skills and integrity, 2006-present
  • Selected by America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2020
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Selected by Best Lawyers (South Florida)  in ethics and professional responsibility law  – 2020, 2019
  • SuperLawyers, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney
  • Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2012
  • SuperLawyers, Florida Rising Stars 2010, 2011
  • Awarded 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of MIami-Dade County benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2012
  • South Florida Business Leader Magazine, Mover and Shaker Award, January, 2011

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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