Danielle J. Marlow

Partner

Danielle (“Dani”) Marlow is a Partner and Head of the Complex Commercial Litigation Department, working out of the Melville office.  As the head of the department, she oversees the team’s case management from initial filing up until and including trial.

She has over 22 years of experience, and has litigated extensively in both state and Federal courts throughout the country, and before the American Arbitration Association.  Dani has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.  On the plaintiff’s side, Dani 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.

Dani’s particular practice areas include class actions, financial services and securities litigation, employment 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.

She has litigated numerous claims arising out of investments in securities, hedge funds, and other investment vehicles.  Dani 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.

  • Bar Admissions
    • New York
    • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Education
    • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
    • Rutgers College, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Awards and Honors

     

     

  • Professional Affiliations
    • Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA)
    • Nassau County Bar Association, Commercial Litigation Committee
    • New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Media Appearances
  • Representative Cases and Settlements of Note

    Dani recently 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.

    Dani recently 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. She helped the client obtain a significant and favorable settlement.

    Dani 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. She helped the client obtain an eight-figure settlement.

    Dani 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.

    Dani recently defended a major New York landlord in defense of claims by a major tenant of breach of the tenant’s lease. She obtained dismissal of the most significant claims, leading to settlement on a “walk away” basis.

    Dani recently served as lead counsel in an arbitration representing a member of a real estate limited liability company against the two other members, asserting claims for breach of the operating agreement, oppression, and other wrongs.

  • Other Experience

    Reed Smith LLP

    Anderson Kill & Olick P.C.

    Kaye Scholer LLP