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Daniel Moloney has extensive experience advising corporates, financial institutions, and individual directors and officers in complex and strategic litigation and regulatory matters.

Daniel's practice focuses on major commercial and corporate disputes, investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, class action defense, and insolvency-related investigations and litigation.

Daniel's recent experience includes advising national and global corporations and financial institutions in relation to regulatory obligations, investigations, and enforcement actions; acting for a global corporation in relation to a dispute concerning ownership of certain IP following a series of major corporate transactions; acting for global corporations in Australian class actions; acting for high-profile directors and executives in investigations and enforcement actions, including successfully defending the former chairman of a financial services company in disqualification proceedings; acting for a financial institution in relation to the Financial Services Royal Commission; and acting for the receivers of a public company in a claim against directors and officers for breaches of duties in connection to a satellite construction and launch project.

Daniel's experience prior to joining Jones Day includes undertaking internal investigations for a major corporation in the transport and logistics sector; defending a global credit rating agency in numerous Australian class actions; advising a hedge fund in litigation concerning its investment in hybrid listed securities; acting for a financial services company in relation to allegations of misselling and negligent advice; and acting for the liquidators of special purpose finance companies in investigations and claims relating to taxation evasion schemes involving financial institutions in numerous jurisdictions.


  • 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 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.
  • 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. 
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