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J. Daniel Sagarin

SagarinJ. Daniel Sagarin represents clients in antitrust, securities fraud, ERISA, personal injury, professional malpractice, including class actions, and federal and state criminal matters. Mr. Sagarin has served as a Special Master in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Mr. Sagarin is a magna cum laude graduate of Lehigh University, class of 1962 and Yale Law School, class of 1965. Mr. Sagarin clerked for U. S. District Judge Robert C. Zampano. After practicing in Boston, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney between 1967 and 1970. During that time he was responsible for many major federal prosecutions and secured convictions of major crime figures in Connecticut and federal tax violators. He has served as an adjunct professor of trial practice at Yale Law School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a national organization, and has served as Connecticut Chair of the College. He has been included in both the business litigation and criminal law categories by the Best Lawyers in America. He has lectured for the American Bar Association, as well as the American and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Associations and Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists.

Mr. Sagarin is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Sagarin was selected by The Connecticut Bar Foundation as a James W. Cooper Charter Life Fellow (1995) based on demonstrated superior legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state, nation and the advancement of the legal profession.

Mr. Sagarin has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (1989-2016) in the areas of commercial litigation and criminal law; was selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers (2006-2016) list in the area of General Litigation; listed in New England Super Lawyers (2007-2016), in the area of General Litigation; and listed in the New York Area's Best Lawyers (2008-2010) in the areas of White-Collar Criminal and Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense.

Mr. Sagarin is admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut (1965) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1966) and the bars of the United States District Court for the Districts of Connecticut (1965), the District of Massachusetts (1966), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1967) and the United State Supreme Court (1972)

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Significant Representations:

Fraud, negligence and other business torts

  • Connecticut counsel for plaintiffs in securities fraud federal court class action against business machine corporation. See Carlson v. Xerox Corp, 596 F.Supp.3d 400 (D.Conn.); aff'd, 355 Fed. Appx. 523, 2009 WL 4640661 (2d Cir. 2009).
  • Co-Counsel representing shareholders in securities fraud class action alleging that defendants made false statements about corporation's business model, financial status and future prospects which inflated value of corporation's stock. See In re Priceline.com, Inc., 236 F.R.D. 89 (D.Conn. 2006)(granting motion for class certification).
  • Co-counsel in pursuing recovery of more than $15 million embezzled by bookkeeper for major development company.
  • Connecticut counsel for plaintiffs in securities fraud federal class action on behalf of purchasers of common stock in secondary public offering against genomic sequencing company and its officers and directors. See In re PE Corporation Securities Litigation, 221 F.R.D. 20 (D.Conn. 2003).
  • Represented creditor in action to collect on judgment. See Litchfield Asset Management Corp. v. Howell, 70 Conn.App. 133, 799 A.2d 298 (2002).
  • Connecticut counsel for plaintiffs in securities fraud federal class action against corporation and its officers and directors alleging misrepresentation of corporation's financial condition. See In re Mercator Software, Inc. Securities Litigation, 161 F.Supp.3d 143 (D.Conn. 2001).
  • Represented Lead counsel for lighting business seeking to recover monies embezzled by bookkeeper. Shemitz Lighting, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 28 Conn. L. Rptr. 533, 2000 WL 1781840 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 9, 2000).
  • Connecticut counsel representing shareholders in derivative action brought on behalf of Northeast Utilities alleging breach of fiduciary duty by Northeast Utilities trustee. See Wallace on Behalf of Northeast Utilities v. Fox, 7 F.Supp.2d 132 (D.Conn. 1998)(awarding attorneys' fees and costs).
  • Represented defendant in federal court action brought by Resolution Trust Corporation as receiver for a savings and loan association against associate's former directors alleging negligence, gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. See Resolution Trust Corp. v. Camhi, 864 F.Supp. 1121 (D.Conn. 1994).
  • Represented class of holders of debit securities in discount department store chain in securities fraud class action following chain's acquisition of another chain and its subsequent bankruptcy. See In re Ames Dept. Stores, Inc. Note Litigation, 991 F.2d 968 (2d Cir. 1993).
  • Lead trial counsel for TIG Insurance Company in defense of Unicover fraud claims brought by Security Mutual.

Breach of noncompetiton agreements

  • Represented WTNH, the ABC television affiliate in New Haven in successful action to enforce non-compete of leading news anchor, Al Terzi, in connection with his move to the competing CBS affiliate in Connecticut.

Unfair and deceptive trade practices (CUTPA)

  • Connecticut counsel for plaintiff manufacturer of reverse vending machines in federal action against competitor to recover for misappropriation of trade dress for its machines. See Tomra of North America, Inc. v. Environmental Products Corp., 4 F.Supp.3d 90 (D.Conn. 1998).

Class actions

  • Connecticut counsel for plaintiffs in securities fraud federal class action on behalf of purchasers of common stock in secondary public offering against genomic sequency company and its officers and directors. See In re PE Corporation Securities Litigation, 221 F.R.D. 20 (D.Conn. 2003).
  • Local counsel in numerous securities fraud class actions concerning misrepresentation or material omissions in reporting information about the financial circumstances of corporations.

Employment disputes

  • Represented former pharmaceutical sales representatives of prescription drug manufacturer in federal court class action alleging a violation of the right to overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. See Ruggeri v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 585 F.Supp.2d 308 (D.Conn. 2008).
  • Represented former legal secretary for Town Attorney of Westport in claim for sexual harassment by First Selectman.
  • Represented plaintiff in federal action alleging sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state common law. See Meyers v. Arcudi, 947 F.Supp. 581 (D.Conn. 1996).

Medical malpractice

  • Represented patient in medical malpractice action against hospital's alleged failure to prevent spread of drug-resistant infection in hospital and hospital's alleged conspiracy to cover up epidemic. See Babcock v. Bridgeport Hospital, 251 Conn. 790, 742 A.2d 322 (1999).

Breach of contract

  • Represented university student in federal action obtaining an injunction to preclude the NCAA and the university from preventing him from participating in university's basketball program and denying him proffered grant-in-aid. See Phillip v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 960 F.Supp. 552 (D.Conn. 1997).

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