Daniel Mirarchi is Of Counsel to Rogers Castor and represents businesses and individuals in breach of contract cases, shareholder disputes, real estate transactions, insurance bad faith, data breaches, unfair competition, and complex insurance coverage. These cases range from high-stakes, “bet the company” matters to helping everyday people who have been wronged, and have touched international borders, but that have also affected neighbors and friends.
Prior to joining Rogers Castor, Dan was a partner in the domestic and international securities practice group of a national class action law firm. His practice primarily focused on investor protection issues, including litigation under federal securities law and state law governing fiduciary duties. He also represented shareholders who wished to enforce their right to inspect the books and records of corporations they have invested in, a process which allows them to investigate whether a corporate board was involved in any wrongdoing or turned a blind eye to unlawful acts.
Dan played a prominent role in securities fraud litigation on behalf of more than forty institutional investors from around the world related to BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was instrumental in opposing BP’s motion to dismiss, successfully challenging dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds and application of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act to predominantly English claims.
He was also involved in the Equifax data breach security litigation. Dan conducted extensive pre-filing investigation and drafted a complaint on behalf of an individual whose data was compromised in the breach. He moved for and argued on behalf of a coalition of individuals who purchased credit monitoring and identify protection services from Equifax prior to the breach. His client was named on the consolidated amended complaint, and Dan remained involved in the litigation to serve his client’s needs.
He was also one of the lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties against officers and directors of Abbott Laboratories in connection with a widespread off-label marketing scheme involving one of its most lucrative drugs. His efforts contributed to a settlement that required the company to implement significant corporate governance reforms.
Dan also served on the litigation team in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), often called the “Enron of Europe,” which was a massive worldwide securities fraud action involving the collapse of an international dairy conglomerate, and in In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), which resulted in a $145 million recovery for a global class of investors, and involved a settlement of the action on two continents – the first trans-Atlantic resolution to a securities class action.
Dan earned his B.A. from Temple University in 1995 and his law degree from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1999