Daniel Mayerfeld is an associate in Skadden’s Litigation Group. He has extensive experience representing public and private companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, including disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts. His experience includes representing clients in federal and state tribunals in all phases of litigation. In addition, Mr. Mayerfeld has experience defending civil investigations and conducting internal investigations in anti-corruption, fraud, securities and related matters.

Mr. Mayerfeld was part of a trial team that obtained a multimillion-dollar damages award and permanent injunction after a three-week jury trial for copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of confidentiality and noncompetition agreement on behalf of a technology company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

As a part of his practice, Mr. Mayerfeld is devoted to pro bono work. Most recently, Mr. Mayerfeld helped secure the release of a man who spent 28 years in prison after being convicted wrongfully of arson and four counts of murder at the age of 16, based solely on a coerced confession.



  • J.D., IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003
  • B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1999


  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and Northern District of Illinois

Daniel S. Mayerfeld