Daniel D. Falknor

Daniel D. Falknor



Dan helps clients resolve complex commercial disputes across various industries. 
Dan is an associate in Dorsey’s Trial Group and uses the skills he learned as a judicial clerk to help clients achieve their goals. His practice includes complex commercial and civil matters, with an emphasis in the area of health care, business litigation, contract disputes, and non-competes. He has experience in state and federal courts at both trial and appellate levels.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2014), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Minnesota Law Review, Articles Submission Editor; Minnesota Justice Foundation Public Service Award 2014

University of Minnesota, Duluth (B.A., German Studies and History, 2008)


  • Minnesota


  • Romanian


  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Honorable Chief Judge Edward Cleary, 2014-2015


  • Obtained dismissal of numerous anti-trust and other claims brought by a health care provider against a hospital in a motion for judgment on the pleadings
  • Obtained dismissal of breach of contract claims in motion to dismiss
  • Obtained preliminary injunction in non-compete and non-solicitation lawsuit
  • Represented a Minnesota company in a products liability manufacturing dispute and helped achieve complete dismissal of suit on summary judgment
  • Represented hospital and health care provider in federal action defending against medical malpractice claim
  • Represent clients in connection with covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, and common law duties of loyalty
  • Represent clients in bid protests against government agencies

News & Resources


Delaware Supreme Court Orders Company To Turn Over Emails To Stockholder In Response To Books And Records Request
Contributing Author, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee, Employee Benefits Law, 2nd Ed. (Jane Kheel Stanley Ed. in Chief, American Bar Association) Supplement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association


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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2016-2017
Daniel D. Falknor