Daniel Foodman

WNF Law, PL
Partner
df@wnflaw.com

Daniel Foodman is an experienced trial attorney with a broad range of experience who is well-qualified to try a broad variety of cases along multiple disciplines.  Mr. Foodman, a former state prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition given for professional excellence, skills and integrity. Mr. Foodman is also a certified public accountant (CPA), a fraud examiner and an anti-money laundering specialist.

Mr. Foodman focuses his practice on civil and criminal litigation, international arbitration, Whistleblower Award Claims, anti-money laundering compliance, taxation, and family law. He utilizes his law enforcement and investigative experience and his background in accounting and taxation to create innovative legal strategies for clients in both civil and criminal matters.

His civil litigation experience includes cases involving fraud, breach of contract, trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement, shareholder derivative disputes, accounting malpractice, tortious interference, cyberfraud, construction, insurance, and divorce, among others.

Mr. Foodman is a Commission Member of the Southern District of Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.  He is also a former Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee, a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Business and Trial Lawyers Sections of The Florida Bar, and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 3.12.11 PMProfessional Accomplishments

  • Represented a foreign embassy and individuals referred by it, including diplomats and Royal family members, in criminal, civil and regulatory matters.
  • Successfully defended multiple shareholder disputes including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and affiliated transactions, among other issues.
  • Successfully obtained the return of clients’ (plaintiffs’) assets who were victims of cyberfraud matters including SWIFT breaches, and e-mail spoofing and business e-mail compromise scams.
  • Obtained return of client’s assets who was the victim of cyberfraud.
  • Successfully defended civil action for assault, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, restraint of trade, and injunctive relief.
  • Obtained favorable outcome for plaintiff in construction litigation for latent defects in multi-million dollar condominium unit.
  • Tried more than 40 cases to completion.
  • Defended client in a three-week criminal trial that received national and international media exposure and was carried live on Court TV.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement prior to filing a complaint on behalf of a plaintiff in accounting malpractice action resulting from employee embezzlement scheme.
  • Prosecuted and defended economic crimes, including money laundering.
  • Assisted with the formulation of internal controls and implementation of compliance programs.
  • Successfully defended shareholder derivative actions.
  • Obtained favorable outcome for wife in multi-million dollar divorce proceeding where husband was seeking to enforce the terms of pre-nuptial agreement.
  • Negotiated and structured bank relationship agreements for clients.

Professional Affiliations

Bar Admissions

Education

Certifications

Distinctions

  • Martindale Hubbell: Rated AV Preeminent, the highest recognition given for professional excellence, skills and integrity, 2006-present
  • Selected by Best Lawyers (South Florida) (2019) in ethics and professional responsibility law
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers – 2018
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers – 2017
  • WNF Law Selected to 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms” U.S. News Rankings.
  • SuperLawyers, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney
  • Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Selected as one of Martindale-Hubbell’s 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2012
  • SuperLawyers, Florida Rising Stars 2010, 2011
  • Named among Florida’s Top Ranked Law Firms by ALM, 2012
  • Awarded 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of MIami-Dade County benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2012
  • Selected by US News “Best Law Firm” (2012) in criminal defense (white collar and non-white collar)
  • South Florida Business Leader Magazine, Mover and Shaker Award, January, 2011

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish