Daniel L. Cantor


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Dan Cantor is a versatile commercial litigator representing entities of all sizes, as well as individuals. His experience spans contract disputes, federal securities and common law fraud actions, regulatory investigations, corporate governance disputes, insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, and employment matters. Dan has worked extensively with financial institutions, representing them in securities litigation, securities sales practice disputes, lender liability disputes, investment banking disputes, hiring/raiding disputes, and employment disputes. He has appeared before state and federal courts as well as alternative dispute resolution organizations.


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Florida, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Second and Eleventh Circuits


  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1989: cum laude
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1986

Professional Activities


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Business Law sections


  • “The Pandemic’s Impact on Interim Operating Covenants: Part II: An Update,” The M&A Journal (February 2021) (co-author)
  • “The Pandemic’s Impact on Interim Operating Covenants: Lessons From The Now-Resolved Sycamore - L Brands Dispute,” The M&A Journal (August 1, 2020) (co-author)
  • Representing major financial institution in multiple litigations involving residential-mortgage-backed securities arising out of the 2008 financial crisis
  • Representing a major financial institution in a putative class action concerning non-sufficient funds fees
  • Representing a financial investor in litigation and restructuring action relating to the restoration of one of the country’s oldest amusement parks
  • Representing one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency hardware manufacturers in securities litigation arising from the company’s IPO
  • Secured two directed verdicts in securities arbitrations for a leading broker-dealer that faced suitability claims and allegations of offering poor investment advice
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a major financial institution’s asset management affiliate in an action concerning the proper pricing of corporate bonds sold in privately negotiated transactions between the institution’s investors
  • Secured dismissal of an industry-wide class action challenging the cash sweep programs of major broker-dealers
  • Secured dismissal of successor-liability claims, alleging de facto merger and implied assumption of liability, and seeking to hold financial institution liable for billions of dollars in potential liability
  • Representing a global financial services company in a renegotiation and restructuring of a private United States oil and gas company