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Daniel Bookin


Dan Bookin is a partner in O’Melveny's San Francisco office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice. He focuses on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, related administrative proceedings and internal investigations.

Illustrative Professional Experience

Lead Counsel for:

  • Franklin Templeton Investments in numerous state and federal investigations related to the mutual fund industry 
  • Numerous Board Audit Committees and Special Committees in connection with internal investigations 
  • Alaska Airlines in a federal criminal investigation arising out of a fatal air crash 
  • Visa International in multi-district federal and state litigation regarding Internet gambling 
  • Visa International, MasterCard International, and a variety of banks in numerous court actions against large national and international credit card fraud operations
  • Avant! Corporation in criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits for trade secret misappropriation and securities fraud 
  • Michael Milken’s attorney and law firm in FDIC and class action lawsuits relating to a high-yield bond market
  • University of Utah in the first False Claims Act case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice based on alleged scientific research fraud 
  • Former chairman of National Bank of Georgia in grand jury and congressional investigations alleging the bank to have been used as a front for BCCI
  • Chief Operating Officer of National Medical Enterprises in multi-district health care fraud investigation and related civil suits
  • Northrop executive in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Korean bribery, grand jury, and Congressional investigations
  • An oil refinery in the criminal investigation of employee deaths resulting from a refinery explosion
  • Numerous clients in internal, grand jury, SEC, and administrative investigations and criminal and civil suits relating to securities fraud, tax offenses, health care fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, government procurement fraud, trade and antitrust violations, political corruption, and environmental crimes
  • A wide variety of federal prosecutions, including those involving organized crime’s control of the New York waterfront and the Fulton Fish Market (Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; included in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and bet-the-company litigation; selected as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers; named by California Lawyer as one of the top criminal lawyers in California; included as one of the country’s top white collar crime lawyers in International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers.

Professional Activities

Law Clerk, Honorable Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1976-1977
Awards, Named Best FCPA Lawyer by Main Justice Politics, Policy & The Law (2013); named to Expert Guides’ handbook of the “World’s Leading White Crime Lawyers” (2008 and 2010); recognized as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Media Inc. (2004-2015); recognized by Legal 500 (2014-2015)
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1978-1982
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Yale University, J.D., 1976

University of Iowa, B.A., 1973