Daniel S. Klein

Associate Attorney

Daniel Klein is a litigation associate, focusing on litigation, cybersecurity, and financial services. His experience includes complex commercial litigation in federal and state court, arbitrations, and mediations. He has litigated a wide range of disputes, including antitrust, securities, fraud, breach of contract, and bankruptcy-related litigation matters. Daniel also is heavily involved in the cyber security arena and has written and spoken on data privacy issues and cyber-insurance.

Before entering law practice, Daniel served as a Sergeant in military intelligence in the Marine Corp Reserves, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Practice Focus

Distressed Assets, Financial Services, Cyber Security, Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2006
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Chancellors
    • Review of Litigation: Associate Editor
    • National Moot Court Team
    • Law Clerk, The Hon. Gerald Tjoflat, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • US Marine Corps Reserves
    • 1997–2007
    • Military Intelligence Analyst
    • Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 2001
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Departmental Honors in History and Political Science
    • Anderson Scholarship for best history honors thesis
    • University Honors Program graduate

Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 2009

Honors

  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2017)
  • 2013 Outstanding Lawyer Under 40 by Cardozo Society

Publications

  • Co-author, “Managing Class Action Risks for Financial Services Firms,” Webcast, December 2016.
  • Co-author, “Discovery from the Internet of Things,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, October 2016.
  • Co-presenter, “Understanding Cybersecurity Awareness for Insurance Companies,” Webcast, June 2016.
  • Co-author, “The February 2016 California Attorney General’s Data Breach Report Sets A Standard For ‘Reasonable Security’ – What Does This Mean For Cybersecurity Litigation?” American Bar Association Business Law Today, May 2016.
  • Co-presenter, “Key Issues in Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A Transactions,” American Corporate Counsel – DFW CLE Presentation, June 2014.
  • Bridging the Falcon Gap: Do Claims of Subjective Decision-making in Employment Discrimination Class Actions Satisfy the Rule 23(a) Commonality and Typicality Requirements?, 25 Rev. Litig. 131 (2006).

Associations

  • American Bar Association: Cyberspace Law Committee; Commercial and Business Litigation Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association: Publications Committee
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Bankers Association / Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Dallas Association of Financial Professionals
  • Texas Bar College: Membership in the Texas Bar College is reserved for lawyers who have completed at least twice the Continuing Legal Education required by the State Bar of Texas.

Community

  • Board Member of Alley’s House
  • Dallas Jewish Federation