Biography

Dan is a dynamic intellectual property attorney with a national practice.  His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property licensing and litigation. Dan represents clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to international corporations in the entertainment, engineering, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and technology industries. Dan has a diverse book of clients that include film and television companies, financiers, producers, directors and businesses in the digital and new media sectors.

Dan has national experience as lead trial and local counsel. He has successfully litigated single and second chair bench and jury trials before state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals. With a nuanced understanding of litigating intellectual property disputes, he has argued cases under the Patent, Lanham and Copyright Acts in federal courts throughout the country and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Clients regularly rely on Dan to negotiate distribution, license and sub-license agreements for films and motion pictures, as well as facilitate favorable settlements, royalty and co-exist agreements, and business deals that strategically mitigate expenses and the risk of protracted litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Won a preliminary injunction and successfully enforced a non-solicit provision of a contract on behalf of a Fortune 500 company based on breach of contract and theft of trade secrets claims.
  • Successfully litigated and negotiated settlements regarding intellectual property portfolio infringement.
  • Conducted internal investigations and responded to subpoenas issued by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of corporate clients in the pharmaceutical sector and associated individuals.
  • Advised public company regarding intellectual property licensing rights under trade secrets and patent laws regarding a commercial contract.
  • Supported appellate team by drafting briefs and assisting in oral argument preparation before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to beginning his career in private practice, Dan served as a judicial law clerk to Justice Edward L. Chávez of the New Mexico Supreme Court.

Dan received his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was the executive editor of the Cornell Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin and an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.