"I believe that the reason we're here is to serve others - being a lawyer for injured people and investors is an expression of that. I feel privileged to do what I do for a living."
Daniel P. Chiplock
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"Representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar."
The National Law Journal
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The Daily Journal
Providing Justice for Investors, Consumers and Injured Individuals
Daniel has played an active role in most of the firm's financial cases over the last decade, including Bank of America, McKesson, Qwest, and Tyco, in which he represented both large public pension funds and mutual funds that sustained investment losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of corporate misconduct. Daniel has also been involved in managing the day-to-day litigation against the major credit rating agencies (Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch) brought on behalf of the major public pension funds for the State of Ohio, in which the rating agencies are alleged to have issued unjustified and inflated 'AAA' ratings on residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Presently, Daniel is heavily involved in the firm's investigation of, and litigation surrounding, alleged overcharges in foreign currency exchange (FOREX) transactions by banks such as BNY Mellon and State Street that act as custodial agents for pension funds.
Daniel's current and past case work concerning consumer fraud includes representing New York consumers overcharged as a result of deceptive trade practices by Microsoft Corporation, as well as banking customers who have been victimized by the practice of numerous national banks of reordering check payments in order to charge excessive overdraft fees.
His current and past case work in personal injury and mass torts includes representing patients who suffered heart attacks or strokes, and the families of loved ones who died, after having being prescribed the arthritis and pain medication Vioxx. Daniel also represented several individuals who sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of ingesting the Fen-Phen diet drug combination.
On a pro bono basis, as part of Trial Lawyers Care (a project of the American Association for Justice), Daniel represented several individuals, including an injured firefighter, in appeal hearings before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In one case, Daniel's advocacy resulted in an award that was more than 50 times greater than that which was determined prior to his client's appeal. Daniel counts his work for Trial Lawyers Care among his most satisfying achievements, both professionally and personally.
Daniel also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys, where he is chair of the Amicus Committee, and is an active member of numerous other professional organizations, including Public Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy.