Dan Eisenberg

Dan Eisenberg

Dan Eisenberg is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator.  He secured the largest settlement in history for the death of an incarcerated person in New York State custody on the eve of closing arguments following a two-week jury trial; one of the largest settlements in New York history in a school suicide case after the first day of trial; and judgment against U.S. Customs and Border Protection over tariffs on a breakthrough HIV medication. He has exposed corruption and civil rights violations in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, represented whistleblowers testifying before the U.S. Senate, and advised two U.S. Senators on legal and policy matters.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Dan served as Deputy Staff Director & Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the primary investigative body of the U.S. Senate, where he led bipartisan investigations into government misconduct. Dan’s investigations culminated in Congressional hearings and reporting on the abuse of pretrial detainees at a prominent federal prison; unchecked sexual assault of prisoners by Federal Bureau of Prisons employees at multiple facilities across the country; and the Department of Justice’s failure to oversee deaths in state and local custody.  This public record established the factual predicate for reforms within the Department of Justice and by Congress, including passage of the Prison Camera Reform Act.

Dan began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, followed by six years at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where he represented large corporations and executives in complex commercial litigation, monitored a large municipal police force pursuant to a Department of Justice Consent Decree, successfully defended New York cultural institutions in cases involving disputed provenance of renowned fine art, and won a favorable settlement for residents of Chinatown who lost their property in a five-alarm fire.

Dan’s current engagements include representation of the former Chief Executive Officer of a maritime shipping company in a dispute over compensation, the families of incarcerated people who died on Rikers Island and in an upstate New York prison, a woman who was subjected to workplace sexual harassment and discrimination at a large bank, a former Mayor of New York City in a dispute with the City, and a man who served thirty years imprisonment after his wrongful conviction.

Dan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Marshall Project, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other national and local media outlets. He serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Alliance of Families for Justice, a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for incarcerated people and their families. He previously taught criminal procedure as an Adjunct Professor at St. Francis College.

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Education

New York University School of Law, J.D.

Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal
Order of the Barristers
Moot Court Board
Anthony G. Amsterdam Teaching Assistant

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Health and Societies, cum laude, with Distinction

Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
New York

District of Columbia

U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships

Advisory Board Member at the Alliance of Families for Justice
Federal Bar Council’s Civil Rights Committee

ECBAWM Associate Dan Eisenberg.

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D.

Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal
Order of the Barristers
Moot Court Board
Anthony G. Amsterdam Teaching Assistant

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Health and Societies, cum laude, with Distinction

Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
New York

District of Columbia

U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships

Advisory Board Member at the Alliance of Families for Justice
Federal Bar Council’s Civil Rights Committee