Daniel Stabile is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group. The firm’s Financial Services Practice Group has been recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 1 banking and financial practice area since its first publication.
In the financial services arena, Daniel represents financial institutions in internal and governmental/SRO investigations, enforcement proceedings, civil litigations, and arbitrations. Daniel has been – or currently is – involved in the representation of:
Additionally, Daniel is a leading attorney in the distributed ledger and digital asset spaces. He has advised issuers of native tokens, digital currency exchanges, cryptocurrency broker-dealers, digital currency “ATM” businesses, virtual currency “mining” operations, and cryptocurrency tax reporting businesses. He has also advised banks, brokers, and other institutions (such as real estate development companies) in regards to their implementation of blockchain technology.
Daniel currently teaches a course – one of the first of its kind – on blockchain and digital asset regulation at the University of Miami Law School. He speaks regularly on digital currency regulation in various forums domestically and aboard, including at the Florida International Bankers Association (“FIBA”) AML Conference, which is regarded as a premier annual conference for the financial industry. He advises government officials regarding digital asset technology and regulation. In addition, Daniel serves as the Co-Chairman of the FIBA Innovations Committee, which presently is working with legislators and market participants to advance sensible legislation and regulation impacting the virtual currency industry. He is a founding member of the Florida Blockchain Foundation.
Daniel is currently lead author of the forthcoming Digital Assets and the Regulation of Blockchain Technology, a first-of-its-kind legal textbook designed for law and other graduate-level students. He also co-authors the bi-weekly Virtual Currency and Blockchain Regulation Newsletter, which is distributed to leading regulators, virtual currency businesses, and entrepreneurs involved in the space.
In the litigation arena, Daniel concentrates his practice on class action defense and complex commercial litigation. He has experience handling matters in federal trial and appellate courts in Florida and various forums throughout the country, and he has been published in academic and trade journals on the issue of class action defense. Daniel has been – or currently is – involved in the representation of:
Prior to joining Shutts, Daniel practiced in the New York office of an international law firm. During law school, he interned at the United States Department of Justice.