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Daniel Fridman is an experienced trial lawyer who represents companies and individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions and in complex business disputes. Daniel is fluent in Spanish; he focuses his practice on advising multinational companies doing business in Latin America and has completed several large-scale internal investigations in South America. He recently was recognized by the Latin Business Chronicle as one of the top 25 Legal Rising Stars in Latin America.

He has represented clients in criminal and civil enforcement cases involving financial fraud, accounting fraud, tax fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, commercial bribery, anti-money-laundering compliance, the False Claims Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). His work covers almost every business sector, with particular emphasis in the areas of health care, insurance, and banking. He has also represented individuals, including public officials and other prominent public figures, involved in criminal investigations.

Daniel has significant experience serving clients in the health care industry, and has built a white collar and litigation practice that services doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

US Department of Justice Experience
Daniel served as senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States and as Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. As Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud, Daniel advised the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on national health care fraud enforcement policy, and testified before Congressional committees on US law enforcement issues.

Daniel also served as an Assistant US Attorney in Miami, where he prosecuted health care fraud, financial crimes, official corruption, aviation offenses, narcotics offenses, firearms offenses, and violent crimes.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 32%
    17 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 32%
    17 years
  3. Health Care: 31%
    12 years
  4. Health Insurance: 5%

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Contact info

White & Case LLP

200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4900
Miami, FL, 33131


FLMember in Good Standing199906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in Miami-Dade CountyCystic Fibrosis Foundation2011
2011 Most Effective Lawyers FinalistDaily Business Review2011
U.S. Department of Justice Award for Special AchievementU.S. Department of Justice2007
Harry S Truman ScholarshipHarry S Truman Scholarship Foundation1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhite & Case LLP2014 - Present
PartnerHolland & Knight LLP2008 - Present
Special Counsel for Health Care FraudU.S. Department of Justice2006 - 2007
Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office2004 - 2007
AssociateHunton & Williams2000 - 2004
Law Clerk for the Hon. Alan S. GoldUnited States District Court, S.D. Florida1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Florida Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (Florida)Commissioner2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionCo-Chair, Appellate Committee2012 - 2013
Greater Miami Chamber of CommerceVice-Chairman, Health and Bioscience Committee2009 - 2011
Southern District of Florida Local Rules CommitteeMember2004 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Antitrust InvestigationThe grand jury investigation was closed.
Nicole Defontes vs. Federal Bureau of Prisons, Case No. 09-22680-CIV-COOKE, Southern District of FloridaThe Court-ordered immediate release of Defontes, and a settlement of $300,000 for attorneys fees and damages.
Criminal Federal Tax Evasion Case, Middle District of FloridaClient was sentenced below the sentencing guidelines to a term of probation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Holland & Knight Health Law & Life Sciences AlertHospital Alert: Where Will Federal Law Enforcement Focus Its Attention in 2009? Are You Prepared?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors / Valedictorian1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Staying Out of Trouble: Compliance Strategies for Healthcare ProvidersHealthcare Compliance2011
Healthcare Fraud in South Florida: A Conversation with the GovernmentHealthcare Fraud2010
Senate Hearing on Elder AbuseAbuse of Our Elders: How We Can Stop It2007
House of Representatives Hearing on Medicare FraudHealth Care Fraud2007
CBS InterviewSpecial Report: Catching Child Predators2007