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Dan focuses on helping lawyers, accountants and other professionals mitigate risks and resolve complex disputes, often involving securities and business-related litigation.

Dan's practice includes complex business litigation, securities litigation, professional malpractice, class action litigation, appeals and alternative dispute resolution.  He has experience negotiating and implementing complicated settlement transactions involving numerous claims and parties.  He also counsels professional and institutional clients on risk management issues.  Dan is an avid bicycle commuter who spends his off-duty time hiking the Columbia River Gorge.

Professional Activities

  • Oregon State Bar

Legal Ethics Committee - Chair (2018); Secretary (2016)
Securities Regulation Section - Secretary (2018) 
Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee - Chair (2001); Member (1999-2001)
Bar Press & Broadcasters' Council - Member (2006-2008)

  •  Multnomah Bar Association

       Nonprofit Pro Bono Project Volunteer
       Speaker: Young Litigators' Forum/Jury Instructions (2013)

  •  Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark School of Law

       Speaker and Program Planner: New Trends in Oregon Discovery/Mandamus Review (2013)

Community Activities

  •   City Club of Portland

        Bicycle Transportation Research Committee - Chair (2012-2013)
        Bicycle Transportation Advocacy Committee - Member (2013-2014)
        Liquor Privatization Research Committee - Member (2013-2014)

  •    Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA

        Board Member (2008-2014)
        Board Secretary (2012-2013)



Blog Posts

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Oregon, 1992
  • Washington, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2018


Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1992

Willamette University, College of Liberal Arts, B.A., 1989

Honors | Recognitions

  • Martindale Peer Review Rating: AV (highest rating)
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