Daniel Moloney's practice focuses on high-value and complex litigation and regulatory matters.

Daniel has a successful track record acting for corporates, financial institutions, and individual directors and officers in significant commercial disputes, class actions, investigations, and contentious regulatory matters. He has broad experience across industry sectors, including financial services and markets, funds, technology, consumer goods, and energy and resources.

Daniel has represented clients in a range of significant commercial litigation, including transaction and M&A-related disputes, insolvency-related disputes, and class actions. He has advised clients in relation to actual or threatened class actions concerning data breaches, AML/CTF (anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing) issues, credit ratings, financial products, and product liability.

Daniel regularly represents clients in inquiries, investigations, and enforcement actions involving Australian and foreign regulators and authorities (including ASIC, APRA, AUSTRAC, ATO, ACCC, and OAIC). Daniel has worked on matters such as: defense of a global corporation in relation to an Australian foreign bribery prosecution; representation of a major health sector company in relation to a significant cyber incident and collateral regulatory inquiries; representation of the former CEO of a financial institution in regulatory investigations concerning AML/CTF issues and collateral class actions to which he was joined in Australia and the United States; and successful defense of the former chairman of a listed financial services company in disqualification proceedings.

Daniel also advises clients on risk and regulatory obligations on issues such as ESG (environmental, social, and governance), corruption and bribery, cybersecurity, sanctions, and AML/CTF.


  • Financial services company receives advice on defection of employees to competitorsJones Day advised a financial services company regarding suspected breaches of non-solicitation and confidentiality obligations against a group of employees who resigned to work for competitors in Australia.
  • ASX-listed non-bank lender agrees enforceable undertaking and resolves civil penalty proceedings brought by ASICJones Day represented an ASX-listed non-bank lender in relation to ASIC investigations and enforcement action concerning lending alleged to be in contravention of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth), including the negotiation of one of the first Enforceable Undertakings and Remediation Programs entered into by ASIC following the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Former CEO of Westpac defends Federal Court of Australia securities class actionJones Day is defending Brian Hartzer in relation to securities class action proceedings commenced in the Federal Court of Australia against Mr. Hartzer and Westpac Banking Corporation in connection with alleged AML/CTF failures at Westpac.
  • Former CEO of Westpac defends U.S. federal securities class action in OregonJones Day is defending Brian Hartzer in relation to a United States federal securities class action commenced in the District of Oregon against Westpac Banking Corporation, Mr. Hartzer, and another Westpac executive in connection with alleged AML/CTF failures at Westpac.
  • Foreign client seeks advice relating to potential domestic and private international law remedies against Australian governmentJones Day is advising a foreign client as to its domestic and international law remedies following an Australian government decision to exclude the company from participating in an Australian commercial opportunity.
  • Former IOOF Chairman successfully defends disqualification proceedings brought by APRAJones Day successfully defended George Venardos, a former director and Chairman of IOOF Holdings Limited ("IOOF"), in disqualification proceedings brought by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") against directors and senior management of IOOF in the Australian Federal Court.
  • Bank of Queensland seeks counsel in Banking Royal Commission inquiryJones Day acted for Bank of Queensland Limited and its subsidiaries in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
  • NewSat Limited sues its CEO and Chairman for breaches of directors' dutiesJones Day is acting for NewSat Limited, a formerly publicly listed Australian satellite company, on the instruction of its receivers from McGrathNicol in relation to a claim against NewSat's CEO and Chairman for breaches of directors' duties. 
  • rt health and HCF announce merger agreementJones Day advised Railway & Transport Health Fund Ltd (rt health) in its merger with Australia’s third largest private health insurer, the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia Limited (HCF).