ATTORNEY PROFILES

Daniel Mirarchi

Daniel Mirarchi

Partner

P: 215-496-0300
E: dmirarchi@srkattorneys.com

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 2000
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2001

Education

J.D. – St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York, 1999
B.A. – Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995
Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association
Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member

Past Employment Positions

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney
AHP Settlement Trust, Staff Counsel
Hon. Justice Arthur Cooperman, New York State Supreme Court, Queens County, Legal Extern
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Intern
Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Intern

DANIEL MIRARCHI

Daniel Mirarchi is a partner in SRK’s domestic and international securities practice group.  His practice primarily focuses on investor protection issues, including litigation under federal securities law and state law governing fiduciary duties.  He also represents shareholders who wish to enforce their right to inspect the books and records of corporations they have invested in, a process which allows them to investigate whether a corporate board was involved in any wrongdoing or turned a blind eye to unlawful acts.
He plays a prominent role in SRK’s securities fraud litigation on behalf of more than forty institutional investors from around the world related to BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Avalon Holdings, Inc., et al. v. BP, plc, et al. (S.D. Tex.); Houston Municipal Employees Pension System, et al. v. BP, plc, et al. (S.D. Tex.).  He was instrumental in opposing BP’s motion to dismiss, successfully challenging dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds and application of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act to predominantly English claims.

Mr. Mirarchi is also one of the lead attorneys in a shareholder derivative action against certain directors and officers of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. for allowing the company’s subsidiary, S&P Rating Services, to rate billions of dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations in a manner that violated federal and state law.  Prior to filing this action, he was instrumental in securing a unanimous decision from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court recognizing that shareholders were entitled to broader inspection right under New York’s common law of McGraw-Hill’s books and records related to its oversight of S&P’s ratings of these securities.

He was also one of the lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties against officers and directors of Abbott Laboratories in connection with a widespread off-label marketing scheme involving one of its most lucrative drugs.  His efforts contributed to a settlement that required the company to implement significant corporate governance reforms.
Mr. Mirarchi also served on the litigation team in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), often called the “Enron of Europe,” which was a massive worldwide securities fraud action involving the collapse of an international dairy conglomerate, and in In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), which resulted in a $145 million recovery for a global class of investors, and involved a settlement of the action on two continents – the first trans-Atlantic resolution to a securities class action.

He also worked with counsel for a bankruptcy trustee and federal law enforcement agencies to facilitate the return of proceeds to European investors that were tied up in bankruptcy proceedings and forfeiture actions relating to a multi-national Ponzi scheme in In re Hartford Investments (E.D. Pa.).

Mr. Mirarchi earned his B.A. from Temple University in 1995 and his law degree from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1999.  Prior to joining the Firm, he was associated with the law firms of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker and Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney where he handled products liability, premises liability, complex insurance coverage and commercial matters.  His past experience also includes appointment as staff counsel to the AHP Settlement Trust, the entity responsible for administering the class action settlement reached in the In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenflramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. Pa.).

Partner
P: 215-496-0300
E: dmirarchi@srkattorneys.com

DANIEL MIRARCHI

Daniel Mirarchi is a partner in SRK’s domestic and international securities practice group.  His practice primarily focuses on investor protection issues, including litigation under federal securities law and state law governing fiduciary duties.  He also represents shareholders who wish to enforce their right to inspect the books and records of corporations they have invested in, a process which allows them to investigate whether a corporate board was involved in any wrongdoing or turned a blind eye to unlawful acts.
He plays a prominent role in SRK’s securities fraud litigation on behalf of more than forty institutional investors from around the world related to BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Avalon Holdings, Inc., et al. v. BP, plc, et al. (S.D. Tex.); Houston Municipal Employees Pension System, et al. v. BP, plc, et al. (S.D. Tex.).  He was instrumental in opposing BP’s motion to dismiss, successfully challenging dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds and application of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act to predominantly English claims.

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Mr. Mirarchi is also one of the lead attorneys in a shareholder derivative action against certain directors and officers of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. for allowing the company’s subsidiary, S&P Rating Services, to rate billions of dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations in a manner that violated federal and state law.  Prior to filing this action, he was instrumental in securing a unanimous decision from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court recognizing that shareholders were entitled to broader inspection right under New York’s common law of McGraw-Hill’s books and records related to its oversight of S&P’s ratings of these securities.

He was also one of the lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties against officers and directors of Abbott Laboratories in connection with a widespread off-label marketing scheme involving one of its most lucrative drugs.  His efforts contributed to a settlement that required the company to implement significant corporate governance reforms. Mr. Mirarchi also served on the litigation team in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), often called the “Enron of Europe,” which was a massive worldwide securities fraud action involving the collapse of an international dairy conglomerate, and in In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), which resulted in a $145 million recovery for a global class of investors, and involved a settlement of the action on two continents – the first trans-Atlantic resolution to a securities class action. He also worked with counsel for a bankruptcy trustee and federal law enforcement agencies to facilitate the return of proceeds to European investors that were tied up in bankruptcy proceedings and forfeiture actions relating to a multi-national Ponzi scheme in In re Hartford Investments (E.D. Pa.).

Mr. Mirarchi earned his B.A. from Temple University in 1995 and his law degree from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1999.  Prior to joining the Firm, he was associated with the law firms of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker and Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney where he handled products liability, premises liability, complex insurance coverage and commercial matters.  His past experience also includes appointment as staff counsel to the AHP Settlement Trust, the entity responsible for administering the class action settlement reached in the In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenflramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. Pa.).

Partner
P: 215-496-0300
E: dmirarchi@srkattorneys.com

DANIEL MIRARCHI

Daniel Mirarchi is a partner in SRK’s domestic and international securities practice group.  His practice primarily focuses on investor protection issues, including litigation under federal securities law and state law governing fiduciary duties.  He also represents shareholders who wish to enforce their right to inspect the books and records of corporations they have invested in, a process which allows them to investigate whether a corporate board was involved in any wrongdoing or turned a blind eye to unlawful acts.
He plays a prominent role in SRK’s securities fraud litigation on behalf of more than forty institutional investors from around the world related to BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Avalon Holdings, Inc., et al. v. BP, plc, et al. (S.D. Tex.); Houston Municipal Employees Pension System, et al. v. BP, plc, et al. (S.D. Tex.).  He was instrumental in opposing BP’s motion to dismiss, successfully challenging dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds and application of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act to predominantly English claims.

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Mr. Mirarchi is also one of the lead attorneys in a shareholder derivative action against certain directors and officers of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. for allowing the company’s subsidiary, S&P Rating Services, to rate billions of dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations in a manner that violated federal and state law.  Prior to filing this action, he was instrumental in securing a unanimous decision from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court recognizing that shareholders were entitled to broader inspection right under New York’s common law of McGraw-Hill’s books and records related to its oversight of S&P’s ratings of these securities.

He was also one of the lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties against officers and directors of Abbott Laboratories in connection with a widespread off-label marketing scheme involving one of its most lucrative drugs.  His efforts contributed to a settlement that required the company to implement significant corporate governance reforms. Mr. Mirarchi also served on the litigation team in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), often called the “Enron of Europe,” which was a massive worldwide securities fraud action involving the collapse of an international dairy conglomerate, and in In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), which resulted in a $145 million recovery for a global class of investors, and involved a settlement of the action on two continents – the first trans-Atlantic resolution to a securities class action. He also worked with counsel for a bankruptcy trustee and federal law enforcement agencies to facilitate the return of proceeds to European investors that were tied up in bankruptcy proceedings and forfeiture actions relating to a multi-national Ponzi scheme in In re Hartford Investments (E.D. Pa.).

Mr. Mirarchi earned his B.A. from Temple University in 1995 and his law degree from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1999.  Prior to joining the Firm, he was associated with the law firms of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker and Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney where he handled products liability, premises liability, complex insurance coverage and commercial matters.  His past experience also includes appointment as staff counsel to the AHP Settlement Trust, the entity responsible for administering the class action settlement reached in the In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenflramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. Pa.).

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 2000
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2001

Education

J.D. – St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York, 1999
B.A. – Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995
Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association
Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member

Past Employment Positions

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney
AHP Settlement Trust, Staff Counsel
Hon. Justice Arthur Cooperman, New York State Supreme Court, Queens County, Legal Extern
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Intern
Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Intern