Daniel Maland is an attorney in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s complex litigation department. Daniel is admitted in both New York and Florida and his practice focuses on representing public and private companies, and individuals in a variety of complex business and securities litigation on both state and federal levels. Daniel handles some of the firm’s largest and most complex litigation matters.
He has particular expertise in representing multinational corporations and high net worth individuals in bet-the-company litigation, representing federal court-appointed receivers in the prosecution and administration of their estates, providing white collar criminal defense, and assisting clients with government investigations. Daniel also consults on emerging technologies, with a focus on cyber security, blockchain, distributed ledger technologies, and smart contracts, as well as the implementation of such technology in maritime industries.
Daniel is a Blue Key graduate of the University of Florida, and a graduate of Emory University School of Law, where he served as Notes and Comments Editor to the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal and earned the Dean’s Award Recipient for his work on behalf of Emory’s International Humanitarian Law Clinic.
While in law school, Daniel volunteered in the New Orleans Public Defenders Office and interned for then United States District Judge Adalberto Jordan, who now sits on the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit.
Prior to joining Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Daniel was a litigator at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Wall Street’s oldest law firm, where he had the privilege of representing President Obama’s Task Force on the Auto Industry in its handling of the financial bailout of Chrysler and General Motors. He later served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Cathy L. Waldor, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey in 2014-2015, and subsequently practiced at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in New York prior to moving back home to Miami.
Daniel has been engaged in civil rights pro bono matters his entire career. Notably, Daniel successfully litigated for and obtained the immediate release of a detained asylum seeker facing certain death in his home country and has been recognized by the Legal Aid Society of New York for his assistance representing foreign-born victims of domestic violence in obtaining permanent residence status. In a recent pro bono civil rights matter in federal court, Daniel and his team obtained a substantial monetary award for an individual who was a victim of police brutality and asserted claims under Section 1983.
Daniel currently is a member of the Florida Bar’s Digital Currency Taskforce, is a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Legal Working Group, serves as the Young Lawyer Liaison to the Committee on Carriage of Goods of the Maritime Law Association, and is on the Board of Advisors for the American Friends of Bucerius. Daniel has been recognized as a rising star by Super Lawyers on multiple occasions.
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Daniel presented at the 2019 Florida Bar Annual Convention as a member of CLE panel: “The Future of Digital Evidence is Here: Data Breach Discovery, Blockchain Admissibility, and Fundamental E-Discovery Competence” (June 28, 2019).
Daniel presented a CLE titled “An Introduction to Blockchain in Shipping” to the Maritime Law Association of the United States Spring 2018 Convention (May 3, 2018).
What's trending with Daniel
As blockchain technology becomes a common discussion within global commerce, Daniel Maland and Charles Throckmorton weigh-in to discuss growing issues in Blockchain litigation.
Daniel Maland, associate, focuses his practice on complex litigation. He has served as a litigator at Wall Street's longest standing law firm and served as a judicial law clerk to the U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey.
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“As part of our ongoing commitment to attract the best and brightest, we are thrilled to add these lawyers, who, in addition to being great lawyers, are great people who will bring value to our clients and the community,” said firm President Harley Tropin.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.