Danielle J. MarlowPartner
Danielle J. Marlow is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
Ms. Marlow has over 24 years of experience, and has litigated extensively in both state and Federal courts throughout the country, and before the American Arbitration Association. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. On the plaintiff’s side, Ms. Marlow has successfully obtained settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars, and on the defendant’s side, she has obtained dismissal and summary judgment of numerous claims.
Ms. Marlow’s particular practice areas include class actions, financial services and securities litigation, employment litigation, estate litigation, real estate litigation, breach of fiduciary duty and derivative claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, antitrust, breach of contract, business torts, false advertising, claims for unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets, and qui tam or “whistleblower” litigation.
Ms. Marlow has litigated numerous claims arising out of investments in securities, hedge funds, and other investment vehicles. She has also litigated numerous business disputes, claims for breach of contract, restrictive covenant claims, real estate and lease disputes, disputes between members of limited liability companies and partnerships, and dissolution proceedings. With respect to class actions, she has both prosecuted and defended against class actions, and is well versed in the Class Action Fairness Act, the requirements of class certification, fact and expert discovery related to class actions, and class action settlements.
Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude
Rutgers College, B.A. summa cum laude
Ms. Marlow is admitted to practice in New York as well as before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Ms. Marlow is a member of the New York County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association (Litigation Committee), and the New York Women’s Bar Association.
Obtained close to a million dollar arbitration award, plus attorneys’ fees and expenses, on behalf of her client, a prominent New York real estate broker, against her two partners. The client alleged she was not paid commissions due her, was charged hundreds of thousands in unauthorized expenses, and was forced out of the venture without being paid for her interest. A three arbitrator panel of the American Arbitration Association agreed, and awarded the client her commissions, the unauthorized expenses, and a buyout of her interest, for a total award near to $1 million, plus attorneys’ fees and expenses.
Represented a shareholder of a major telecommunications company, who asserted fraud, breach of contract and other wrongs when the company attempted to force the shareholder to convert his shares at an unfavorable rate. The case resulted in a significant and favorable settlement for the client.
Represented a major casket manufacturer in claims against its most significant competitor for unfair competition and related claims based upon the competitor’s poaching of its employees who were subject to restrictive covenants. The case resulted in an eight-figure settlement for the client.
Represented the liquidator of two Bear Stearns hedge funds that lost all value in the subprime crisis in claims against their former management and other responsible parties. The case resulted in a nine-figure settlement.
Recently defended a major New York landlord in defense of claims by a major tenant of breach of the tenant’s lease resulting in dismissal of the most significant claims, leading to settlement on a “walk away” basis.
Represented team of four managing directors of a major financial institution in FINRA arbitration against their former employer seeking deferred compensation, lost assets under management, revenues, and other damages, and defending against former employer’s counterclaims. Headed up multi-day arbitration hearing.