Leading White-Collar Defense Lawyer Daniel A. Saunders Joins Kasowitz (Los Angeles)

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP announced today that Daniel A. Saunders, a leading trial and appellate attorney, has joined the firm’s Investigations and White-Collar Defense team as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Saunders spent 14 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, serving in a number of positions, including as Deputy Chief of the Violent & Organized Crime Section. Mr. Saunders comes to Kasowitz from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he was a partner.

“Dan brings a highly sophisticated white collar and investigations practice and extensive jury trial experience, and will work with our national and international clients with business on the West Coast.”

Mr. Saunders has tried more than 30 jury trials. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Saunders prosecuted hundreds of cases covering a broad range of federal criminal offenses, including the highly publicized RICO/wiretapping prosecution of private investigator Anthony Pellicano and his associates. He has also briefed and/or argued more than 50 appeals before various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. In private practice, he has represented corporate and individual clients in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation and government, regulatory, and internal investigations, including for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.

“We are delighted to add Dan to our deep bench of trial lawyers,” said Marc Kasowitz, founder and managing partner of the firm. “Dan brings a highly sophisticated white collar and investigations practice and extensive jury trial experience, and will work with our national and international clients with business on the West Coast.”

Mr. Saunders bolsters Kasowitz’s impressive roster of former federal prosecutors. The firm has one of the leading white collar criminal defense and investigations practices, and frequently represents corporations and individuals in significant regulatory investigations and related civil litigation.

“I am thrilled to join Kasowitz and its white-collar and commercial litigation teams,” said Mr. Saunders. “I look forward to growing the firm’s practice on the West Coast.”