Daniel M. McGillycuddy

Of Counsel

Dan McGillycuddy is a highly experienced trial lawyer in both federal and state court. His broad experience encompasses all phases of complex litigation, both at the trial and appellate level. Dan handles a wide range of civil and white-collar criminal matters.

Dan has first chaired more than 125 trials and hearings before judges and juries throughout the country.

As an assistant district attorney in the office of New York County District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, Dan was lead prosecutor and investigative counsel in more than 300 investigations of complex corporate and financial matters. Dan handled more than 800 wide-ranging criminal investigations of homicides, murder conspiracies, narcotic trafficking, money laundering, official corruption, white collar larceny, bank and securities fraud, tax evasion, forgery, commercial bribery, and OCCA offenses. He prosecuted organized crime figures for 15 years and handled multiple appeals.

Dan was associated with the former white collar defense firm Obermaier, Morvillo, Abramowitz and Fitzpatrick P.C., where he handled federal white-collar criminal and civil cases involving RICO, wire and mail fraud, tax evasion, securities fraud, broker-dealer regulatory matters, and complex commercial and securities actions.


  • Currently represents an international corporation in a breach and tortious interference of contract litigation with an estimated $20 million in damages
  • Represents international biotechnical manufacturer in dispute over severability of contract obligations and business collaboration rights after the sale of a European business specializing in cellular research and pharmaceutical analysis
  • Represents healthcare provider in multimillion-dollar federal civil False Claims Act and Department of Justice investigation
  • Represents investors in hedge fund victimized by apparent investment and liquidity misrepresentations
  • Successfully assisted principal shareholder efforts to fend off corporate dissolution bid and efforts to force sale of the company; tried hearing on stock evaluation requiring presentation and cross examination of stock-valuation, expert testimony
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction in southeastern United States on behalf of a foreign corporation whose donations to charity were diverted and wrongfully sold on the open market
  • Lead chair in widely publicized prosecution of $100 million stock fraud defendant who engaged in a conspiracy to murder a sitting New York Supreme Court Justice
  • Lead prosecutor in capital murder prosecution against organized crime (La Cosa Nostra) figures, with key testimony from a former associate of the Gambino crime family
  • Co-prosecutor in construction industry, quintuple-homicide case in which reckless manslaughter was proven through expert testimony


  • “Welcome to the Digital Era,” New York Law Journal (May 30, 2006)


  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Awards & Honors

  • Honor Legion Certificate of Merit, Investigation and Prosecution, New York City Police Department
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Investigation and Prosecution, New York Detective Endowment’s Association
  • Research and projects editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
  • Accepted to Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

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