Summary

Daniel is an attorney in Taft’s Paytech and Payment Systems practice group, working closely with Privacy and Data Security and Intellectual Property practice groups.

Daniel counsels businesses throughout the payments and financial services industries, from banks and credit unions to payment processors and digital currency companies. His practice focuses on digital payments technologies, FinTech, and data privacy and security, and involves advising on contractual and compliance matters, including with respect to state and federal laws and regulations, payment network rules, and industry security standards. Daniel drafts and negotiates a wide variety of commercial agreements for clients, including software and technology licensing agreements (inbound and outbound), development, referral, reseller, supply, and procurement contracts, payment processing agreements (including ISO, agent, payment facilitator, and bank sponsorship agreements), NDAs, and website terms/privacy policies.

Daniel received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor and deputy technology manager for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and a researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Daniel also holds a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, and he previously worked as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in the field of cryptography and computer security. Daniel also previously served as a law clerk to federal District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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Education

  • Harvard Law School (2008)

    Senior Editor and Deputy Technology Manager for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy

  • Johns Hopkins University (2004)

    Master of Science in Computer Science

  • Ner Israel Rabbinical College (2002)

    Bachelor’s degree in Talmudic Law

Admissions

  • State - Michigan
  • State - New York
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan

Speeches and Publications

“Latest Update of the Mastercard Rules May Allow Some Payment Facilitators to Keep Control of Large Submerchant Accounts,” Electronic Payment Law Blog (2022).

“Texas Latest State to have Surcharge Ban Declared Unenforceable by Federal Courts,” Electronic Payment Law Blog (2018).

“Would an Appeals Court Ruling for LabMD Portend a Sea Change in the FTC’s Data Security Enforcement?” Bloomberg Law (Feb. 24, 2017).

“Pokemon GO went, but not its legal implications,” Chain Store Age (Nov. 8, 2016).

“Copyright Enforcement by Praise and Curse: The Colourful Development of Jewish Intellectual Property,” Intellectual Property Quarterly (2011).

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan

    Council Member, Information Technology Law Section

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education

    Business Law Advisory Board Member, Michigan