Daryl Lian Kleiman

Daryl Lian Kleiman

Associate, New York

Email daryl.kleiman@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 212 918 3728

Fax +1 212 918 3100


Practice groupLitigation

Daryl Kleiman is a litigator and a problem solver who provides practical approaches to complex business and legal issues. Her practice centers on resolving disputes in line with her clients' business goals, both in and out of the courtroom.

Daryl has experience with all phases of dispute resolution, from advising clients before any formal action has arisen, to guiding clients through settlement negotiations, to trying cases in court. She has represented clients in both federal and state courts, in international and domestic arbitrations, and in proceedings before government regulatory agencies. Her clients span a wide range of industry sectors, including major financial institutions, Big Four accounting firms, pharmaceutical companies, and retail institutions.

Daryl is a leader in the Hogan Lovells community, serving as co-chair of both the Americas and New York Associates' Committees, and as a member of the Diversity Committee, the Women's Initiative, and the LQBTQ+ Affinity Group. She is also active in pro bono matters, including representing a class of low-income, disabled public housing tenants in federal district court, advocating against illegal voter roll purges in federal appellate court, and advocating for the constitutional rights of limited English proficiency Americans before a federal agency.

While in law school, Daryl was Senior Articles Editor of the N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law and Executive Co-Chair of N.Y.U. Law Women. She received the Daniel G. Collins Prize for excellence in the area of contract law.

Education and admissions


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2015

B.A., Columbia College, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Represented hedge fund in federal court trial against Lehman Brothers to recover for losses in credit default swaps.

Represented multiple Big Four audit partners in connection with internal investigation and follow-on DOJ and SEC investigations.

Represented major European bank in state court litigation involving claims of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition.

Represented U.S.-based subsidiary of global company in connection with FCPA investigation in Latin America.

Represented multimillion Italian hair extension business in federal and state court litigation involving claims of defamation, unfair competition, tortious interference, RICO, and fraud.

Advised on cross-border litigation for Brazilian manufacturer in dispute with U.S. distributor.

Represented foreign client before New York Court of Appeals in litigation involving financial consulting advice.

Advised on litigation matters for pharmaceutical company in Chapter 11 proceeding.

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