Daniel I. Wolf Partner

Daniel Wolf focuses his practice on resolving complex insurance coverage issues for policyholders.  Leveraging over a decade of experience litigating and negotiating with insurers, Daniel works closely with clients to develop and implement strategies to maximize their insurance recoveries.  He also counsels clients on risk management and insurance procurement issues.  Daniel’s practice is particularly focused on D&O insurance–where he draws on his prior experience litigating securities fraud and derivative lawsuits at a New York firm–as well as other financial lines of coverage (including E&O, fiduciary, EPL, cyber, and transactional risk insurance), topics on which he writes and speaks regularly.

Currently, among other matters, Daniel is leading the firm’s litigation team in a Missouri state court lawsuit seeking coverage from numerous insurers on behalf of a statutory trust established to benefit opioid claimants following the bankruptcy of a major opioid producer.

Daniel also maintains an active pro bono practice and in 2019 received the Making Justice Real Pro Bono Award for outstanding pro bono service from the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.


  • Serving as trial counsel for major global bank in arbitration against D&O insurer and obtaining multi-million dollar award to cover the settlement of a shareholder derivative lawsuit following week-long trial.
  • Securing D&O coverage for costs to defend and resolve subpoenas, investigations, and enforcement actions by government agencies (such as the SEC, DOJ, Federal Reserve, and NYDFS) on behalf of various clients (including banks, investment firms, consulting firms, and individual directors and officers) through litigation, mediation, and informal negotiations.
  • Representing pharmaceutical company in securing insurance coverage from numerous insurers for a wide variety of claims, including ERISA and securities class actions, derivative claims, and FCPA investigations.
  • Securing over forty million dollars from professional liability insurers to fund post-bankruptcy trust’s payment of bodily injury claims.
  • Defending pro bono client against subrogation action brought by automobile insurer, and litigating through the start of trial in order to obtain favorable settlement.
  • Obtaining confirmation of bankruptcy plan under which insurers paid over twenty million dollars in conjunction with the resolution of debtor’s mass-tort liabilities.
  • Recovering over thirty-five million dollars under E&O insurance for large healthcare company.
  • Negotiating over ten million dollars in insurer funding to settle multiple professional liability claims against regional hospitals.


  • 2010 – J.D., Columbia University School of Law
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Columbia Business Law Review
  • 2005 – B.A., Columbia University, Columbia College


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Making Justice Real Pro Bono Award, 2019
  • Board Member, The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Selected as a Washington, DC Rising Star (Super Lawyers), 2020-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch, Insurance Law, 2021-2022
  • Selected as a Go-To Thought Leader, National Law Review, 2020
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-2021