About Me

Trial lawyer Daniel A. Schnapp focuses on high-profile intellectual property and commercial litigation in industries including advertising, art, entertainment, media, music, technology, and finance. With nearly two decades of experience in federal and state courts, Daniel Schnapp is known for successfully trying complex cases involving trade dress, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as defamation.

Today, Daniel Schnapp serves clients at Nixon Peabody. Previously, he worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well in the New York State Attorney General's Securities Prosecutions and Special Litigation bureaus.

Daniel Schnapp's areas of expertise include:

- Art litigation — Successfully litigated issues surrounding disputes over art ownership, commercial issues surrounding art lending, fine art fraud, and restitution of stolen art.

- False advertising — Advised and fought for clients facing class-action lawsuits alleging misleading statements and fraud in advertising, as well as clients faced with lawsuits instituted by the Federal Trade Commission.

- Non-compete and trade secrets —Represented clients in legal cases involving trade secret theft and breach of non-compete contracts.

- Financial services — Represented alternate investment entities, banks, corporations, hedge funds in matters including estate in fiduciary litigation, liability claims, post-closing disputes, shareholder/partnership disputes, bankruptcy, and employment-related claims.

In addition to these services, Daniel Schnapp has also litigated complex corporate and individual issues in areas including mergers and acquisitions, class action defense, injunction proceedings, and private company disputes.

Daniel Schnapp has worked on many notable cases, including representation of a major snack food manufacturer, representation of an award-winning R&B group in a trademark dispute, representation of a telemarketing company in a claims fraud case, lead counsel in trial before the U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. in a case regarding trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement, and lead counsel in trial before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (judgment in favor of Daniel's client), S.D.N.Y. in a case regarding allegations of misappropriation of corporate assets (judgment in favor of Daniel's client).


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