Daniel R. Walworth 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
- 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.
- New York
- 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
- Quoted, "Attys Predict Whistleblower Claim Uptick Post-Pandemic," Law360, February 4, 2021
- Co-author, "How Companies Should Prepare for an Increase in Law Enforcement Activity After COVID-19," Duane Morris Alert, April 21, 2020
- Co-author, "Department of Justice Announces National Enforcement Sweep of Genetic Testing Laboratories and Telemedicine Providers," Duane Morris Alert, October 7, 2019
- Co-author, "Q&A: Duane Morris Attorneys Weigh In On Recent Trade Secret Law Trends," Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, August 16, 2017
- Co-author, "Third Circuit Upholds Permitting Testimony of Outside Corporate Counsel Against Former CEO," Duane Morris Alert, March 31, 2011
- Co-author, "Positioning your organization for a RAC audit," Healthcare Financial Management, January 2011
- Co-author, "When Should an Accident Be Considered a Crime?" The Legal Intelligencer, December 13, 2010
- Co-author, "Weathering a RAC Audit," Hospitals & Health Networks, December 6, 2010
- Co-author, "The Implications of Rule 4003.8: Pre-Complaint Discovery," The Legal Intelligencer, October 27, 2008
- Co-author, "Ethics of Destruction and Inadvertent Disclosure of Documents and ESI," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2008
Selected Speaking Engagements
- 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