Daniel F. Cook

Daniel F. Cook has more than 30 years of practice, primarily in white collar criminal defense in federal and state court. He has handled or assisted in the defense of numerous federal criminal cases involving charges based upon wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax law violations, high tech violations (trade secret, copyright, and import/export charges under the Export Control Act and Munitions List), environmental violation charges, immigration violations, murder, assault, robbery, and drug offenses, and misdemeanor prosecutions for all of types. Dan has tried and assisted in trying cases involving such federal offenses as wire, mail, bank, and bankruptcy fraud, tax law violations, copyright violations, environmental violations, money-laundering, arson, murder, theft, robbery, obstruction of justice, drug law violations, and state environmental violations.

Dan has extensive experience with creative pretrial motions work and jury instruction submissions on trial matters and to create opportunities for clients desiring to favorably resolve matters before trial. Dan has extensive experience litigating federal sentencing guidelines issues in trial courts and on appeal and in obtaining favorable court rulings on guidelines issues and downward departures or adjustments from the guidelines.

He has substantial experience handling criminal appeals and post-conviction writs in federal courts and appeals in California courts on criminal matters.

In addition, Dan has California administrative and litigation experience in representing workers’ compensation insurers, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers in California regulatory audits and civil penalty proceedings and investigations against such clients. Dan has won the only contested civil penalty hearing by having the agency ultimately find no civil penalty violation. Dan has settled other civil penalty charges, civil penalty investigations, special audits, and target and regular audits on very favorable terms to the clients, with all clients successfully passing audits, not being charged with civil penalty violations, or being found not to have committed a civil penalty.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation and 2) Investigations and White Collar Defense
Law School UC Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1976)
Education Stanford University (B.A., 1973)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
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