Trial Partner Joins Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman (Los Angeles)

Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce Daniel A. Saunders is joining Kasowitz in Los Angeles. Mr. Saunders was most recently a partner with Morgan Lewis.

Mr. Saunders is a leading trial and appellate lawyer focusing on a variety of complex business litigation and white collar cases. He represents corporate and individual clients in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation and government, regulatory, and internal investigations, including for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.  Mr. Saunders has tried more than 30 jury trials, and has briefed and/or argued more than 50 appeals before various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Saunders spent 14 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, serving in a number of positions, including as Deputy Chief of the Violent & Organized Crime Section.  While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he prosecuted hundreds of cases covering a broad range of federal criminal offenses, including the highly publicized RICO/wiretapping prosecution of private investigator Anthony Pellicano and his associates.  While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Saunders received the Prosecutor of the Year award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, as well as the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

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