Paul Weiss

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A partner in the Litigation Department, Daniel Toal has extensive experience representing major corporate clients in complex and high-profile litigation. Dan's practice is concentrated in securities litigation, employment law, environmental litigation, and complex commercial disputes. He also has handled significant international arbitrations, regulatory matters, and internal investigations for a number of clients.


An experienced trial lawyer, Dan has litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. He also has represented clients in numerous international and domestic arbitrations.

Among his recent significant matters, Dan:

  • Represented Citigroup:
    • as trial counsel in the defeat of a multi-billion-dollar arbitration claim brought by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority related to its $7.5 billion investment in Citigroup;
    • in securing the dismissal of a securities class action asserted under Sections 11 and 12 of the Securities Act in connection with its underwriting of an IPO and secondary offering; and
    • as trial counsel for Citigroup and Salomon Smith Barney in its defeat of a $900 million fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claim;
  • Represents Exxon Mobil in a significant natural resource damages litigation brought by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection;
  • Represents ING in a breach of contract and declaratory judgment action arising out of its $1.5 billion sale of certain insurance and bonding businesses in Mexico;
  • Secured summary dismissal of a multi-hundred-million dollar breach of contract and tortious interference claim that hedge fund Amaranth asserted against JPMorgan Chase, its former clearing broker;
  • Secured summary dismissal of a Commodities Exchange Act claim that traders of natural gas futures and options had asserted against JPMorgan Chase;
  • Represents Reliastar and affiliated companies in a putative nationwide race discrimination class action;
  • Secured dismissal of a $1 billion fraud and negligence claim asserted against Salomon Smith Barney by a former investment banking client; and
  • Successfully prosecuted an international arbitration on behalf of Soros Fund Management involving the breach of a joint venture agreement and obtained for the client a $47 million award.

Dan is a frequent speaker on e-discovery matters. He also is the co-author of a monthly column on e-discovery that appears in The New York Law Journal.

During law school, Dan served as the Administrative Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and received a John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
    cum laude
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1990


  • Hon. Susan H. Black, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Hon. Helen W. Gillmor, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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