Daniel J. Fetterman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
 | 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-6799
Phone: 212-328-6191
Fax: 212-506-1800
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    One of the country's pre-eminent criminal defense and civil litigation attorneys, Daniel J. Fetterman is a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. Located in New York City, he provides representation to businesses and individuals throughout the greater metropolitan area, and he has acted as counsel in several high-profile cases during his distinguished career in private practice. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Mr. Fetterman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Highly regarded by his colleagues, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

    In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Fetterman has represented people in several white collar investigations and trials. His cases have included allegations of corruption, securities and accounting fraud, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and market timing and late trading. He has appeared on behalf of clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the New York state attorney general's office, among other federal and state bodies. Mr. Fetterman's civil litigation experience has included his representation of a plaintiff class in a case involving a dangerous prescription drug.

    After graduating from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1983, Mr. Fetterman remained on campus to pursue his legal education at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He was an editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1987. Mr. Fetterman was a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York before entering private practice in 2001.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 40%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Trade Secret


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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    About Daniel Fetterman

    Admitted: 1989, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kasowitz.com/people/daniel-j-fetterman/


    • Justice Department Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney
    • The Legal 500
    • Litigation Counsel of America’s trial lawyer honorary society, Fellow
    • Super Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Order of the Coif, Washington & Lee University School of Law
    • The National Law Journal, White Collar Trailblazer

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • American Bar Foundation, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lead Articles Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review, Washington & Lee University School of Law
    • Adjunct professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law
    • Presenter, “The Emerging Law of Cybersecurity and Data Breach Liability,” in Palo Alto, CA
    • Presenter, “Great and Not So Great Moments in Litigation,” at the American Law Institute’s 2017 Accountants’ Liability conference
    • Co-chair and speaker, “Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations” conference
    • Co-edited and co-authored, White collar treatise, Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations
    • Third Edition of White Collar Treatise Touted as Extraordinary Contribution to White Collar Bar, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    • Daniel J. Fetterman Co-Chairs 4th Annual “Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations” Conference in Washington, DC, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
    • Daniel J. Fetterman to be ALI Panelist Discussing Accountants’ Liability Litigation, SEPTEMBER 06, 2017
    • White Collar Law Treatise Co-Edited and Co-Authored by Daniel Fetterman Highly Praised by New York Law Journal, JULY 17, 2018


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    Educational Background:

    • Washington & Lee University, B.A., cum laude, 1983

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Securities
    • Technology
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    1633 Broadway
    New York, NY 10019-6799

    Phone: 212-328-6191

    Fax: 212-506-1800

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