Dan directs the firm’s general litigation practice, handling complex business litigation matters in numerous state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. He has tried to jury verdict or final judgment several multi–million dollar cases. His varied practice includes employment, class–action, contractual, construction, real estate, product liability, copyright, and commercial and corporate law cases.
In addition to his active litigation practice, Dan counsels clients with respect to matters of corporate and regulatory compliance including international trade, product and food safety, labeling and regulatory matters involving the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Outside of the practice of law, Dan is active in the music and arts fields, as a performer, composer, and involved contributor. In the distant past, Dan has shared the stage with the likes of Steppenwolf, The J. Geils Band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, John Payne, and others.
Berklee College of Music (B.M. cum laude, 1981) (applied piano performance)
New England Conservatory of Music (M.M., 1982) (jazz composition)
University of Maryland (J.D., with honors, 1992)
Assistant Editor, Maryland Law Review (1990 – 1992)
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, First, Third, and Fourth Circuits
U.S. District Court, Districts of Maine and Maryland
Order of the Coif (honor society for U.S. law school graduates earning a JD degree and graduating in the top 10 percent of his or her class)
AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell
Board of Governors, Maine State Bar Association (2012 – present)
Member, MSBA Continuing Legal Education and Technology Committees
Androscoggin County, Maine State, and American Bar Associations
Prior to joining Brann & Isaacson, Dan practiced law in the Baltimore – Washington, D.C. area with Miles & Stockbridge, focusing on complex commercial litigation and product liability defense
Obtained defense verdict in jury trial in multi–million dollar joint venture dispute.
Obtained dismissal in federal court class action representative’s WARN Act claim based on lack of standing.
Obtained summary judgment on claim for consequential damages of over $20 million.
Obtained injunction against online business competitor for wrongful copying and publication of copyrighted articles.
Obtained $423,000 judgment against aviation firm after defective aircraft repairs led to emergency landing.
Board of Directors, Portland Ovations
Founding Member, Victory Swing Band
Member, Jazz Coast Trio
Alumni Associations of New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music