Bryan Cave partner on leave after arrest in undercover sting investigation
Daniel Waxman, a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, has been accused of exchanging sexual text messages with a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Photo by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr.
A partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is on indefinite leave after his arrest on a charge of attempted dissemination of indecent materials to a minor in the first degree.
The partner, Daniel Waxman, 55, is accused of exchanging sexual text messages with a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl. He was actually sexting an undercover investigator in an undercover probe by the Rockland County, New York, district attorney’s office, according to a June 1 press release.
“The defendant’s texts to the undercover investigator became increasingly more sexual, culminating in the defendant arranging to meet the minor to engage in sexual conduct,” the press release alleges.
Waxman was arrested with the help of the Ramapo Police Department in New York when he arrived at a Rockland County location, allegedly to meet the supposed girl.
Waxman’s LinkedIn page said he is a 1992 graduate of the New York University School of Law and a litigation partner at Bryan Cave who leads the tort group of the law firm’s New York office.
Bryan Cave released a statement to Law.com.
“We are very shocked by the allegations, which we learned of late last week,” the statement said. “We are fully cooperating with the appropriate authorities, and he is on indefinite leave pending further information from the investigation.”
Waxman did not immediately reply to the ABA Journal’s request for comment sent to his Bryan Cave email. His phone message at the firm said he is on leave and refers callers to other people. The voicemail does not take messages.