Daniel Crump

Daniel Crump advises companies and individuals as they navigate complex and often high-profile investigations and litigation. A counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Crump has experience representing clients in a range of industries, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, in matters involving alleged securities fraud, accounting irregularities, corruption, antitrust violations, money laundering, and other white collar offenses.

Mr. Crump has guided clients through numerous high-stakes government investigations and enforcement actions. He recently represented Goldman Sachs in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to 1MDB, the Malaysian sovereign development firm. He also recently helped obtain an acquittal following a three-week jury trial for a trader charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) with fixing prices for the hundreds of billions of dollars traded every day in the global FX market.

Mr. Crump also has experience litigating complex civil cases in federal court. Among other matters, he has defended clients in globe-spanning antitrust class actions, and helped the former CEO and CFO of Thornburg Mortgage defeat civil fraud charges brought by the SEC in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.


    • Representing a technology company in a financial disclosures inquiry by the SEC.
    • Representing an individual charged by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency with unsafe and unsound practices and breach of fiduciary duty. 
    • Representing a California developer in a public corruption inquiry by the US Attorney’s Office.
    • Represented a networking technology company in SEC and DOJ investigations into business practices in Russia and allegations implicating the anti-bribery, internal controls, and books and records provisions of the FCPA.
    • Conducted an investigation on behalf of a large automobile manufacturer into a significant data breach and potential violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
    • Conducted an investigation for the audit committee of the board of directors of a California retail company in connection with the potential suppression of insurance reserves and misconduct by company management.
    • Represented a foreign exchange trader indicted for his alleged role in a multibillion-dollar price-fixing conspiracy. 
    • Represented the CEO and CFO of Thornburg Mortgage in a years-long SEC enforcement action concerning disclosures to investors and accounting for impaired assets.
    • Represented a major financial institution in an SEC investigation into billions of dollars diverted from a sovereign development company.
    • Represented a Japanese capacitor manufacturer in class action litigation involving alleged violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2012

      Editorial Board, Ecology Law Quarterly
    • MA, Elementary Education, Loyola Marymount University, 2009

    • BS, Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin, 2007

      Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • California