• New Jersey
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


  • The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, JD
  • Hofstra University, BA

Daniel is a Partner in the Kennedys’ New York office where he provides a range of litigation and advisory services relating to cybersecurity and data privacy. With over 20 years of litigation experience, Daniel’s practice focuses on the representation of clients throughout the United States in the defense of class-action matters relating to data breaches and data privacy, as well as in third-party and Tech E&O litigation.

In addition, Daniel assists clients through data breach and incident response, including ransomware attacks, business email compromises and employee-related events, working closely with insurers, forensics, regulators and other key stakeholders to minimize the impact and costs associated with cyber events. Daniel also advises clients on compliance with, and regulatory inquiries relating to international, federal and state privacy and data protection laws including the CCPA, CPRA, GDPR, GLBA, HIPAA, the N.Y.S. Department of Financial Services cybersecurity regulation and state data privacy and breach notification statutes. His broad experience also includes assisting clients in crafting cybersecurity infrastructures that are compliant with regulatory requirements and consistent with industry best practices, including through Written Information Security Programs, Employee Data Security Polices, Incident Response Plans and Third-Party Vendor Policies.

Daniel is a frequent speaker and author on cybersecurity and data privacy topics and trends, as well as a member of both the Rutgers University and Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information System’s Cybersecurity Advisory Boards where he provides input and leadership designed to enhance the schools’ cybersecurity programs.

Prior to joining private practice, Daniel served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York where he gained significant courtroom experience in the Office’s Criminal Court, Grand Jury and Trial Division Bureaus.

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended commercial lead exchange as lead counsel in federal class action litigation involving the alleged breach of PII of almost 1,000,000 individuals
  • Successfully defended large health care system in a federal class-action litigation relating to an alleged breach of patient health care and personal information resulting from a phishing incident
  • Successfully represented commercial lender in connection with litigation arising from unauthorized employee/third-party access to customer information
  • Successfully represented CPA firm connection with litigation arising from foreign intrusion into system
  • Represented large financial institution in connection with drafting data protection and privacy policies as well as review and negotiation of vendor contracts relating to data privacy and data protection.
  • Represented insurance brokerage in connection with drafting data protection and privacy policies, NYS DFS cybersecurity compliance, as well as negotiating EU complaint General Data Protection Regulation agreements.
  • Represented commercial lender in connection with creating data security and privacy programs and CCPA compliance.

Presentations and publications


  • Panelist, “Data Privacy Panel,” presented at the Cyber Law Society (October 2022)
  • “Cybersecurity and data privacy law: The basics,” In-House Client Training (July 2022)
  • “Kennedys US Cyber Team Capabilities + Current trends discussion,” In-House Client Training (July 2022)
  • "Different Types of Cyber Coverages," presented at Perrin Conferences' Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues Conference (May 2022)
  • “Demystifying the GDPR's Cross-Border Data Transfer Rules: Application and Compliance,” presented in the Lawline Webcast (September 2021)
  • "Ransomware: What Businesses Need to Know", presented in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Webinar (June 2021)
  • "Privacy and Artificial Intelligence,"  presented at the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) 2021 Spring Collaborative (April 2021)
  • "Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity & Privacy Law," presented at the Celesq Attorneys Ed Center (November 2020)
  • “Critical Update: Assessing Your Network for Security Validation and Compliance,” presented at Law & Cyber webinar with Redpoint Cybersecurity (October 2020)
  • "Emerging Technology Risks,” presented at the virtual Institute of Internal Auditors Long Island Chapter's Cybersecurity Event (October 2020)
  • "Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity & Privacy Law," presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC CT) Webinar (August 2020)
  • "2020: Legislative, Litigation & Compliance Trends in Privacy and Cybersecurity Law," presented at the Lawline Data Breach & Privacy CLE Event, (August 2020)
  • NYC Risk Management Roundtable Webinar, (August 2020)
  • “Cybersecurity CLE,” Nassau County Bar Association's (NCBA) In-House Client Training (October 2019)
  • "Cybersecurity: The Law and How it Impacts the Operation of a Small to Medium Size Law Firm," presented at Queens County Bar Association (September 2019)
  • “Legislative/Litigation Trends in Privacy & Cybersecurity Law,” presented at Lawline Data Breach & Privacy CLE Event (August 2019)
  • “Data Privacy and Cyber Law Overview,” presented at the Hofstra University Maurice A. Dean School of Law’s Cybersecurity CLE Event (March 2019)
  • “Cyber Security Regulatory and Compliance Trends,” presented at BSidesLI Information Security Conference (January 2019)
  • "Data Security, Privacy, & the Law," presented at the Hofstra University Maurice A. Dean School of Law's 2018 Legal Tech Boot Camp (October 2018)
  • “Cyber Security: Updates and Applications,” presented at Alternative Finance Bar Association’s Annual Meeting (June 2018)
  • “Emerging Cyber Fraud Issues,” co-presented at the Insurance Fraud Management Conference (March 2018)
  • "Cyber Security Strategies for 2018 and Beyond," presented at Oxford Solutions Cybersecurity Panel Discussion, (January 2018)
  • "Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection," presented at Alternative Finance Bar Association Conference (June 2017)
  • "Cyber Security: Common Sense Best Practices," presented at Long Island Advancement of Small Business (LIASB) (May 2017)
  • "The Increasing Threat of Cyber Related Insurance Fraud Schemes," presented at Insurance Fraud Management Conference (March 2017)
  • “Information & Cyber Security for Small Business,” presented at Long Island Advancement of Small Business (LIASB) (February 2017)


  • Author, “Defending VPPA claims: A different perspective,” published for Kennedys (February 2023)
  • Co-author, "Getting Started With the California Consumer Privacy Act - PART II: Drafting a Privacy Policy," Morrison Mahoney (July 2020)
  • Co-author, "Getting Started With The California Consumer Privacy Act," Morrison Mahoney (June 2020)
  • Author "Capital Oneand the Attorney Work Product: How to Protect Breach Reports," Morrison Mahoney (June 2020)
  • Author, "COVID-19 Probably Broke Your Organization’s Telework Cyber Policy. Here’s How to Fix it," Morrison Mahoney (May 2020)
  • Author, "When Data Breaches Implicate Patient Care: An Evolving Legal Landscape" Morrison Mahoney (January 2020)
  • Author, "If You Think that the CCPA’s HIPAA Carve-Out Has Your Organization Fully Covered, Think Again" Morrison Mahoney (October 2019)
  • Author, "Cybersecurity Regulation in the Alternative Finance Industry,"  Alternative Finance Bar Association (June 2019)
  • Author, “Blockchain Can Block Insurance Fraud,”Journal of Insurance Fraud in America, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (August 2018)
  • Author, "Can Machines Think Like Lawyers," DRI Data and Security Dispatch, Vol 4, Issue 1 (June 2018)
  • Author, “Four Ways Blockchain Will Transform The Insurance Industry,”  Mondaq, Morrison Mahoney (May 2018)
  • Author, “Record Number of Data Breaches Reported in New York in 2016; Trend Continuing Nationwide in 2017,” Morrison Mahoney (March 2017)
  • Author, “DFS Regulations Allow for Third-Party CISO,” Morrison Mahoney (March 2017)
  • Author, “The Key to Beating Ransomware: Plan, Prevent and Have a Full Back-up,” Morison Mahoney (February 2017)