Daley Epstein represents cryptocurrency, blockchain, FinTech, and web3 companies in litigation and regulatory matters. She specializes in helping crypto and web3 builders, investors, and other market participants navigate an emerging and rapidly-evolving regulatory landscape.
Daley is a versatile problem solver with broad experience helping clients navigate complex and novel legal issues using creative, practical strategies to achieve their objectives. Daley is distinguished by her solutions-orientated approach to her clients’ legal challenges and her passion for the incredible innovations they are building.
Her practice includes prosecuting and defending cutting-edge blockchain and digital asset litigation, defending government investigations, and counseling clients on securities and banking regulations and intellectual property issues. Daley also advises cryptocurrency and FinTech companies on federal and state licensing issues. Daley’s broad experience – from strategizing winning court briefs to helping clients launch NFT marketplaces – makes her uniquely equipped to help her clients accomplish their goals.
Daley also has experience in complex commercial litigation and government investigations involving private equity, energy, real estate, media, and other technology clients. She has represented clients in all stages of litigation, from initial case assessment through appeal and in mediation and arbitration. Daley began her career as a Judicial Clerk at the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, TX, and regularly draws upon the experience to develop arguments that resonate with decision makers and to convey those points in a clear and persuasive manner.
Prior to joining McDermott, Daley worked as a litigation associate for an international corporate law firm. Daley also has experience working in the legal departments of three different corporations (one a Major League Baseball team), giving her unique insight into her clients’ perspectives.
Daley maintains an active pro bono practice. She also advises clients through McDermott Rise, providing free legal services to Black founders and entrepreneurs of color to help reduce systematic inequity in tech.
Secured favorable settlement for multinational fintech company in action alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties*
Secured partial summary judgment on behalf of institutional investor in action for removal of general partner and investment manager of several of its sponsored private equity funds based on breaches of partnership agreement and fiduciary duties*
Represented an investment advisor to private funds in connection with SEC investigation into alleged violations of securities law registration provisions*
Represented a registered investment advisor managing several privately offered pooled investment vehicles in SEC examination and enforcement investigation regarding short selling strategy and disclosures concerning a real estate investment *
Prevailed in representation of managed services provider in action for breach of master services agreement*
Obtained final judgment and permanent injunction for global franchisor in trademark and trade secrets action*
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