Daniel E. Fine


  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2014; online content editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review; Dean’s Scholar Prizes in Sentencing Theories & Punishment and Mediation
  • BA (Psychology), summa cum laude, Yale University, 2010; Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York, 2015
  • Massachusetts, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2016
  • Honorable Indira Talwani, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association

Daniel E. Fine


Daniel Fine joined the litigation department of Ropes & Gray as an associate in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and worked as a litigation associate at a large international law firm. Daniel has experience litigating securities and complex commercial cases and in advising clients in white collar and regulatory investigations.

During law school, Daniel clerked in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, and interned in the Appellate Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.


  • Representing large consumer goods company in defending against securities class action claims brought by shareholders.
  • Represented private equity client in SEC examination action, including in responses to deficiency letters.
  • Represented defendant in connection with putative class action alleging violations of the Sherman Act, state wage and hour laws, and state consumer protection laws.  Successfully moved for special appearance to oppose joinder, and Court denied plaintiffs’ attempt to add defendant.
  • Represented identity theft protection company in defending against contractual and tort claims by bank customer. 
  • Huot v. City of Lowell – Representing coalition of Asian-American and Hispanic/Latino residents in the City of Lowell in voting rights challenge to the Lowell’s municipal election system.
  • Weaver v. Massachusetts – Counsel for Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in amicus brief to the US Supreme Court addressing right to effective assistance of counsel and public trial.

Matters prior to joining Ropes & Gray include:

  • Represented large financial institution in connection with various disputes related to residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented client in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation.
  • Represented hedge fund and principal officer in insider trading investigation.
  • Represented hedge fund in dispute over life settlement investments.
  • Advised investment management company regarding impending contractual dispute.
  • Represented current and former detainees at Rikers Island challenging jail’s improper use of solitary confinement.


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