Daniel Wiesenfeld

Biography

Daniel Wiesenfeld
Daniel Wiesenfeld is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice. He focuses on defending securities class action, shareholder derivative, and M&A litigation, and counseling regarding corporate governance.

Mr. Wiesenfeld’s recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • AMC Entertainment in earnings miss securities class actions and related shareholder derivative litigation in the S.D.N.Y.
  • A private equity investor in residential care facilities in connection with disputes with the fund manager, including breach of fiduciary duty litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Signet Jewelers in a consolidated securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York concerning alleged sexual harassment allegations that were raised in an employment arbitration, and purportedly lax credit standards.
  • Willis Towers Watson in multi-jurisdictional securities litigation arising out of the $18 billion “merger of equals” between Willis Group and Towers Watson in 2016.

Mr. Wiesenfeld also has an active pro bono practice. Recently, he has been working on a Weil team, in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society, in bringing a federal class action on behalf of domestic violence victims against the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The putative class asserted violations of the Violence Against Women Act in connection with the Department’s administration of housing assistance in the wake of domestic abuse. In February 2020, Weil negotiated a groundbreaking and widely covered settlement in this case, which provides domestic violence survivors the means of obtaining new housing vouchers in their names, safeguarding them against the loss of their homes.

Mr. Wiesenfeld received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as Staff Editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. During law school, he worked as an intern at the New York State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau, as well as an extern at both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Wiesenfeld also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. George B. Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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