Daniel Yanofsky

Associate

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  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2014; Dean’s Scholar Prizes in Contracts; Criminal Law; Legal Research and Writing; Taxation; and Antitrust
  • BA (Accounting), magna cum laude, University of Miami, 2011

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2014
  • Honorable Raymond W. Gruender, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2015 - 2016)
  • Boston Bar Association

Daniel Yanofsky

Associate

Dan joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as an associate in the litigation department. Prior to joining the firm, Dan served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond W. Gruender, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Before clerking, Dan worked as an assistant attorney general at the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity, Dan represented state agencies and argued cases in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and superior courts.

Experience

  • Represented group of residents in two cases brought by individuals seeking to prevent the residents from building a causeway to provide access to their properties. In zoning appeal brought in Massachusetts Land Court, secured complete dismissal of all claims on jurisdictional grounds. In environmental challenge brought in Dukes County Superior Court, secured denial of motion for preliminary injunction seeking to halt construction of the causeway.
  • Defending multiple securities fraud class actions brought against pharmaceutical companies.
  • Defended international education company against putative class action alleging misclassification and unpaid overtime under Massachusetts law.
  • Representing medical device company in government investigation involving the Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Submitted amicus brief on behalf of several criminal defense attorney organizations to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts arguing that detention based solely on ICE detainers violates constitutional protections against warrantless arrests.
  • Represented individual in section 8 housing appeal before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, resulting in affirmance of preliminary injunction order in client's favor.