Dani H. Kirsztajn

Biography

Daniela Kirsztajn
Daniela Kirsztajn is an associate in Weil’s Litigation Department where her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings, and encompasses breach of contract, bankruptcy, product liability, and other types of claims, at all phases of litigation, including trial.

Ms. Kirsztajn’s notable recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • Sears Holding Corp. as debtor in a high-stakes trial in bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York that enabled the multi-billion dollar sale of the Company and the preservation of tens of thousands of jobs.
  • Nuance Communications as plaintiff in a high-profile breach of contract action brought against IBM in the S.D.N.Y.
  • Johnson & Johnson in connection with several aspects of talc-related litigation, including a trial in New Jersey state court in a component case of the talc mass tort involving claims that the company’s baby powder contains asbestos and causes cancer and the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Imerys, a major supplier of talc.
  • A global pharmaceutical company in connection with a dispute arising out of a collaboration agreement with a European pharmaceutical company.

Ms. Kirsztajn maintains an active pro bono practice. She was a member of the Weil team that assisted the Innocence Project in securing the dismissal of the indictment for a man wrongfully convicted of murder, and currently serves on the Weil team representing the Ramapough Mountain Indians in an action brought against the township of Mahwah, N.J., and a local homeowner’s association, for acts of religious discrimination.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Kirsztajn served as a law clerk to the Honorable K. Michael Moore in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Kirsztajn received her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham International Law Journal. During law school, Ms. Kirsztajn served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul G. Gardephe in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and as an extern in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

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