Daniel J. Brown
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Daniel J. Brown

Partner
brown.daniel@dorsey.com

Overview

DAN’S PRACTICE AREAS INCLUDE A BROAD VARIETY OF COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, INCLUDING ARBITRATION, AND STATE AND FEDERAL COURT LITIGATION.

A partner in the Trial Group, some of Dan’s areas of concentration include securities litigation, contract and intellectual contract disputes, insurance litigation, Directors and Officers liability insurance coverage issues, and litigation in the agricultural industry.

Education & Admissions

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1998), Selected Order of the Coif, Honors
Received a Darrow Scholarship - Michigan’s only merit scholarship

University of Wisconsin (B.S., Political Science and Behavioral Science and Law, 1995), with Honors Degrees,  Dean's Prize, Senior Honors Thesis of Distinction, Jefferson Davis Constitutional Law Award, Truman Scholarship Nominee, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Experience

  • Both court and jury trial experience in multi-million dollar cases
  • Complex arbitration proceedings for both respondents and claimants, obtaining, in one case, an award amounting to more than $35 million, and defending claims for liability totaling hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Protecting contract rights, and enforcing the benefit of the bargain in numerous commercial contexts, including insurance coverage, licenses, purchase agreements
  • Ending class action lawsuits on motion practice before trial, and in some cases even before discovery
  • Leveraging pre-trial strategies and even pre-litigation investigation into multi-million dollar resolutions for cost-effective litigation.

Industries & Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction & Design
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Insurance Law

Accolades

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006, 2012-2013

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2014 and 2016
Daniel J. Brown