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Profound critical thinking is the hallmark of Daniel Balmori’s practice in litigation and dispute resolution, which he applies to develop effective solutions to legal puzzles in both state and federal court.
Daniel focuses his practice on commercial and appellate litigation with an emphasis on contract and corporate governance disputes and business torts in a variety of industries from financial services to health care to transportation.
In addition to his litigation practice, Daniel currently serves as pro bono counsel to Friends of The Underline, Inc. and The Underline Conservancy, nonprofit organizations dedicated to transforming underutilized land in Miami into a 10-mile iconic linear park, world-class urban trail, transportation solution, and living art destination inspiringly designed by the architects of New York City’s renowned High Line. In this capacity, he advises on corporate governance; navigates the complex government and regulatory landscape at local, state, and federal levels; and exchanges thought leadership among a consortium of infrastructure reuse projects known as the High Line Network. Daniel is a recipient of the 2022 Hogan Lovells Pro Bono Trailblazer Award for his dedication to equitable public spaces.
Daniel served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Huck, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Daniel also previously gained valuable legal experience working in the nation’s most active and cutting-edge public integrity and civil rights enforcement offices including for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, the Civil Rights Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and the Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
While in law school, Daniel taught undergraduate courses at Harvard College in U.S. presidential campaign strategy and Cuban history and was the executive technical editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the nation's foremost non-partisan student-edited publication on the legislative process.
Obtained successful result from United States Supreme Court, vacating and remanding judgment of district court and court of appeals on civil rights-related petition to reduce criminal sentence.
Represent affordable housing developer in successful recovery of extensive damages on US$140m construction project when national general contractor declared bankruptcy and abandoned project.
Represent largest health insurance company in the United States in ERISA litigation, securing consent judgments for improper service and billing practices by purported medical providers.
Represent largest health insurer in the State of Florida in multiple actions brought by out-of-network medical providers seeking additional reimbursement, securing dismissals with prejudice in each.
Represent multiple health insurers in state-court action challenging payment practices for domestic and international emergency fixed-wing air ambulance services, securing dismissal with prejudice.
Represent health insurer in defense of putative nationwide class action alleging violation of the TCPA, securing dismissal with prejudice.
Represent CEO and co-equal owner of highly successful consumer beauty products brand in a variety of complex, related disputes in multiple forums, including various trials.
Represent developers in connection with litigation and arbitration surrounding some of the most prominent real estate assets in South Florida.
Negotiated and drafted cutting-edge public-private partnership agreement, and associated interlocal agreements for management and maintenance of 120 acres of public greenway and transit space.
Engineered and implemented corporate structure and governance model for a multi-entity public-private partnership of multimodal transit corridor.
Negotiated and drafted commitments for over US$65m in dedicated funding from municipalities and private donors for multimodal transit corridor.
Co-authored successful grant application for over US$22.3m from the U.S. Department of Transportation in one of the only pedestrian-oriented projects to receive such funding in the country.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2014
- A.B., Harvard College, magna cum laude, 2011
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- Harvard Club of Miami
- Harvard Alumni Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Cuban-American Bar Association
- Board Member, Líderes Board, LatinoJustice PRLDEF