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Edmund P. Daley

Associate

EPDaley@mintz.com

+1.617.348.4921

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Ed is an associate in the firm’s litigation section focused on representing clients in white collar defense, internal investigations, financial services litigation, fiduciary litigation, and complex commercial litigation. As a member of the Mintz FinTech, Blockchain, and Digital Assets practice, Ed counsels technology, digital currency, private equity, venture capital, and individual clients in a wide range of complex legal issues related to criminal and civil disputes, government investigations and regulatory compliance. He has experience preparing and arguing motions in state and federal court cases. Ed is also an active member of the firm’s appellate practice group, advising clients on all aspects of appellate strategy.

Prior to joining Mintz, Ed served as a law clerk to the Hon. David A. Lowy of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, assisting him with legal research and the drafting of opinions. Ed also served as a law clerk to then Chief Justice Scott L. Kafker and the Hon. Janis M. Berry of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. After graduating law school, Ed was a law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

During law school, Ed served as a student attorney for the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau’s Housing Law Clinic and as a summer intern for the New Hampshire Attorney General. Before attending law school, Ed worked as an account manager in the New York office of a California-based cybersecurity software company.

Experience

  • Represented CFO charged in $30+ million fraud scheme and secured disposition substantially more favorable than recommended by the Federal Guidelines. The sentencing judge remarked that he was “frankly surprised that [CFO’s] counsel was able to negotiate such a favorable agreement.”
  • Representing two defendants charged with fraud in relation to the ongoing College Admissions prosecution.
  • Represented Registered Investment Advisor in DOJ investigation.
  • Guided appellate strategy and briefing resulting in a rare reversal of summary judgment ruling in Massachusetts Appeals Court on behalf of a major multinational insurer, involving liability claims amounting to $30 million. The case involved the application of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act exclusion and regulatory disclosure requirements related to its enforceability.
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viewpoints

NFTs: A Flash in the Crypto Pan or Virtual Gold? (Part 1)

August 2, 2022 | Blog | By Edmund P. Daley, Cory S. Flashner, Frank Gerratana

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Could A Bored Ape + CryptoPunk + ApeCoin = A Security?

March 18, 2022 | Article | By Edmund P. Daley, Cory S. Flashner, Frank Gerratana

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced new efforts to combat constantly evolving cyber threats including the “explosion of ransomware and the abuse of cryptocurrency” and issued a warning to companies, advising them to heighten their defenses against cybercriminals and ransomware.
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Federal Jury Concludes Cryptocurrency Products NOT Securities

November 4, 2021 | Blog | By Sean T. Prosser, Edmund P. Daley

A Connecticut federal jury just answered one of the biggest questions on the minds of cryptocurrency investors, developers, and regulators – are cryptocurrencies securities? The jury concluded that Paycoin and several cryptocurrency mining-related assets are not securities.
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Perspectives

Fed Provides Crypto Guidance – Or Is At Least Willing To “Talk Crypto”
August 19, 2022
This week the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) issued guidance telling all banking organizations that it supervises (“Supervised Banks”) what they need to do before getting involved in any cryptocurrency related activities. Although this ...
Ohio State Board of Professional Conduct Says Lawyers Can Hold Crypto in Escrow
August 12, 2022
Get those cold storage crypto wallets ready, Ohio lawyers! The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued an advisory opinion allowing lawyers to accept and hold cryptocurrency in escrow when related to the representation of a client or for ...
Senate Bill Defines Bitcoin, Ether as Digital Commodities to be Regulated By CFTC
August 4, 2022
Following the announcement DOJ/SEC enforcement actions alleged insider trading against a former Coinbase employee, many cried foul at the perceived "regulation by enforcement." The SEC Complaint, alleged – for the first time – that ...
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Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch": Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2022-2023) 
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Business Litigation (2019-2021)
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Involvement

  • Committee Member, Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law (2015 – present)
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
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Edmund P. Daley

Associate

Boston