Daniel P. D'Alessandro


Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry St.
Newark, NJ 07102

Dan litigates complex commercial disputes and defends corporations and individuals in white collar and regulatory matters. On behalf of corporate and individual clients, he has prosecuted and defended claims involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, RICO, shareholder oppression, federal and state securities laws, enforcement of non-compete agreements and emergent applications for injunctive relief. His clients include leading financial services, food and beverage, and professional services companies.

Dan handles criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings, and he conducts internal corporate investigations. He represents broker-dealers and registered individuals in arbitrations before FINRA, with a focus on claims involving “selling away,” control person liability and the duty to supervise. His experience representing financial institutions also includes defending claims concerning overdraft protection services and bank service fees on the grounds of federal preemption.

A proponent of community service, Dan frequently represents pro bono clients, often assisting them with expungement of criminal records and special education matters, among other pro bono representations. He currently serves as a member of the District VI Ethics Committee (2013-2021), one of New Jersey’s 18 county-based District Ethics Committees which investigate and prosecute ethics cases involving New Jersey attorneys. In 2018, the New Jersey Law Journal selected Dan as a “New Leader of the Bar.”

Prior to joining McCarter, Dan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, P.J.Ch. (Ret.), in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity. During his clerkship, he gained significant experience in the order to show cause process for obtaining emergent injunctive relief.


  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., Lafayette College, 2002

    Senior Editor, Seton Hall Law Review

    Law Clerk, The Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, 2006-2007

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, New York

Clerk Experience

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, The Honorable Neil H. Shuster