Daphne Gokalan

She | Her | Hers


New York
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Daphne Gokalan is a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions. 

Recognitions and Memberships


  • New York State Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, U.S. Attorney's Office: Student Prosecutor (2019 to 2020)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Mediation Office: Legal Intern (2019)
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies: Legal Coordinator (2018)


  • New York


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2020, cum laude; Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • B.S., University of Maryland - College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2017