Dan Marmalefsky

Morrison & Foerster
Los Angeles

Practice Area: Securities & Securities Litigation

    All Star


    “Dan brings an unparalleled tactical sense to our securities litigation work.”
    “His strategic contributions are greatly appreciated.”


    For more than 35 years, corporations and their officers and directors have retained Dan to represent them in complex matters, ranging from class actions to regulatory investigations to defense of criminal proceedings to serving as their appellate counsel in significant civil and criminal matters. He often simultaneously defends clients targeted by state and federal law enforcement agencies in parallel civil litigation and in regulatory proceedings before such agencies as the DOJ, SEC, state insurance departments, attorneys general, and other agencies.

    Dan’s civil practice covers issues relating to securities, unfair competition, fiduciary and shareholder rights and obligations, and general business litigation. Recent cases have included defense of matters alleging inaccurate financial reporting, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty by public company officers and directors, and deceptive sales practices in the insurance, telecommunications, and food industries.

    His criminal matters have included winning dismissals of criminal charges in high-profile matters litigated in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston, Massachusetts; defending public company officers in investigations of alleged securities fraud; and representing a prominent brokerage firm in a criminal investigation arising from the Orange County, California bankruptcy and in subsequent California Supreme Court proceedings.

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