Daniel Halston is a partner in the Securities and Litigation/Controversy Departments, and a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group and the Business Trial Group. Mr. Halston is also a member of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Group, and is a former chair of the Hiring Committee.
Mr. Halston focuses on securities litigation, general commercial litigation and administrative law disputes. He has represented numerous public and private high technology, life sciences, and financial services companies and their officers and directors in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including securities fraud class actions, derivative litigation, mergers and acquisitions disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, investment advisor claims, closely-held corporation disputes, proxy contests, non-competition claims, trade secret claims, software license and development disputes, and a wide variety of public law matters. He also regularly represents clients in internal investigations and before the SEC, FINRA and state regulatory agencies.
Mr. Halston has represented numerous public and private companies and their officers and directors in complex securities, commercial, and corporate governance matters, including Airvana Corporation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc., Biogen Idec, Eclipsys Corporation, Separacor Inc., Sonus Networks, Inc. and State Street Corporation.
From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Halston served as an assistant attorney general in both the Administrative Law and Trial Divisions of the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. He represented the Commonwealth before all courts of the Commonwealth in various disputes with regulated industries and professionals.