Nixon Peabody LLP
Daniel A. Schnapp is a trial lawyer with a focus on commercial and intellectual property litigation. He handles high-profile litigation, regulatory, and privacy matters for clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment, music, media, art, publishing, technology, advertising, and financial services. Daniel is also a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals.
What do you focus on?
I have nearly 20 years of legal and business experience successfully litigating complex intellectual property and commercial cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals.
Intellectual Property and Media Litigation
I work with clients to help prosecute and defend complex cases involving copyright, trademark, trade dress, defamation, trade secret matters, and theft of intellectual property. I have successfully tried numerous cases as lead trial counsel, including matters involving copyright, trademark, trade dress infringement, and defamation, and take pride in providing cost-efficient strategic advice and courtroom experience.
I have worked on high-profile art matters including matters involving restitution of stolen art works, disputes over ownership, criminal defense of art market participants, fraud in the sale of fine art, and commercial matters related to art lending.
I advise and represent clients in a variety of false advertising matters including lawsuits instituted by the Federal Trade Commission, matters before the NAD, and defense of class actions alleging fraud and misleading statements in advertising.
Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
I have tried cases and regularly represent clients in cases involving misappropriation and theft of trade secrets and breach of non-compete agreements.
Financial Services Litigation
I represent corporations, banks, hedge funds, alternative investment entities, shareholders, executives and employees in securities fraud, estate and fiduciary litigation including ESOP and ERISA litigation, director’s and officer’s liability claims, post-closing disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, corporate governance issues, bankruptcy litigation, and employment-related claims.
Other Complex Commercial Litigation and Class Action Litigation
I have tried and arbitrated complex business matters for both corporate clients and individuals in a variety of substantive areas ranging from merger and acquisition litigation, defense of class actions, injunction proceedings, and closely held company disputes.