Daniel R. Walworth


  • Daniel R. Walworth
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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Daniel R. Walworth serves as a team lead of the firm's Education industry group. He practices in the area of litigation, representing corporate and individual clients in a variety of criminal and civil litigation matters, including commercial and criminal proceedings in state and federal courts and government enforcement actions by, and disputes with, numerous state and federal agencies, as well as internal investigations.

Mr. Walworth is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School and a cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

Representative Matters

  • Investigation and representation of a research university in responding to Government request for information regarding present responsibility as a federal government contractor.

  • Representation of large public research university on cyber-security and research compliance issues in connection with cyber-attack of academic research systems.

  • Representation of large public research university in the federal and state criminal and administrative investigations and proceedings—and coordination of related civil proceedings—arising from the allegations and prosecutions surrounding former coach, and senior administrators, from the initial charges through to the present.

  • Investigation and representation of a research university in connection with multi-agency government investigation into research accounting and compliance matters.

  • Conducted internal investigation and represented profit college in connection with allegations of misconduct by admissions personnel.

  • Advised small private college in connection with discipline involving alleged criminal conduct of students.

  • Investigated and represented private university in connection with allegations by former student athlete.

  • Obtained, on behalf of a medical practice, a ruling that auditors contracted by Medicare used faulty statistical methods in alleging that the client was required to refund approximately half a million dollars in services previously paid by Medicare.

  • Conducted internal investigations and represented numerous corporations and educational institutions in connection with government investigations.

  • Obtained through the Immigration IMPACT pro bono project lawful permanent residency for a domestic violence survivor, originally from Haiti, under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

  • Obtained a dismissal of a complaint filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, alleging fraud, malpractice, unjust enrichment, illegal fees, and negligence against a former tax partner at an AmLaw 100 law firm. The complaint demanded $140 million, and arose from the implementation of allegedly illegal tax shelters.

  • Representing pro bono a human trafficking victim from Indonesia in a suit filed against her captors in Federal Court alleging she was lured to the United States under false pretenses and enslaved for the next 13 years, forced to work around the clock for pay well below the federal minimum, until she escaped in May 2011. She is seeking wages due and damages for RICO violations, forced labor, human trafficking and other charges.

  • Represented a Delaware corporation with respect to two agreements with Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., including analysis of the provisions of the Nevada Revised Statutes that apply to companies doing business with casinos in Nevada, and analysis of internal compliance procedures in the gaming industry.

  • Represented Philadelphia charter school in state and federal investigations into alleged self-dealing by founder and former CEO, and assisted school in navigating structural and leadership changes permitting its continued operation and success.

  • Represented a university in an investigation into allegations against an athletic trainer, who had been accused of giving players prescription drugs and performing procedures requiring special certification or a medical license.

  • Obtained a decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirming the dismissal for improper venue of criminal charges filed against a client.


  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • New York
  • Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2003
  • University of Dayton, B.A., cum laude, 1998


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2012-present
    - Associate, 2009-2011
  • WolfBlock LLP
    - Associate, 2007-2009
  • Brune & Richard LLP
    - Associate, 2006-2007
  • Habeas Corpus Resource Center
    - Attorney, 2004-2006
  • Federal Defenders, Middle District of Alabama
    - Assistant Federal Defender, 2003-2004

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, 2019

  • Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2016-2019

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Investigations by In-House Counsel: Privilege and Ethical Issues," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, December 8, 2022
  • Speaker, "In House Counsel and Privilege and Work Product Issues," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, October 6, 2022
  • Speaker, "Dobbs: Post-Roe World," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, July 27, 2022
  • Presenter, "Implications of the False Claims Act for University Research," Georgia Tech University, Webinar, June 8, 2021
  • Speaker, "Investigations by In-house Counsel: Privilege and Ethical Issues," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, March 25, 2021
  • Presenter, "The Next COVID-19 Wave: False Claims Act Liability and Enforcement," Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, February 3, 2021
  • Presenter, "Data Breaches and Sponsored Research Web Conference," Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), October 21, 2015