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Riley McDaniel

Riley McDaniel



  • Cannabis
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation

WSG Practice Industries



Riley McDaniel is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Riley represents clients in both state and federal courts in a broad range of commercial, healthcare, product liability and employment litigation matters. His commercial litigation experience includes disputes involving breach-of-contract claims, fraud claims, fiduciary duty claims involving corporate directors and officers, misappropriation of trade secrets, and enforcement of non-compete agreements.

Riley also advises financial institutions that service cannabis companies in Canada and states that have legalized cannabis under state law on how to navigate the complex state and federal laws regulating the provision of financial services to cannabis companies. In this role, he has counseled clients on how to effectively and efficiently comply with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Money Laundering Control Act (MLCA). 

Riley received his J.D. (with honors) from Emory University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal. He was also an extern for the Hon. Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Riley graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude).

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2018, with honors; Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal; Dean’s List; Dean’s Award in Legal Writing, 2015
  • Auburn University, B.A., 2014, magna cum laude; Tiger Host
Areas of Practice

Cannabis | Complex Business Litigation | Healthcare Litigation | Litigation


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