Biography

Dan deploys more than two decades of environmental litigation experience to resolve clients’ legal and business challenges.

Primarily focused on environmental and toxic tort litigation, Dan helps clients successfully resolve groundwater contamination, hazardous waste site remediation, natural resource damages, permit defense and product-related matters. He enjoys using his skills as a litigator to help clients solve environmental problems and meet operational goals.

Among his many wins, Dan successfully led a team that defeated an emergency challenge to a permit that Dan’s client needed to continue its operations.  The favorable result that Dan and his team achieved allowed the client to avoid losing millions of dollars’ worth of production.

In another case, Dan led a successful briefing effort that resulted in dismissal early in the proceedings for his client. Dan’s work saved his client from protracted litigation and protected its reputation.

While focusing his practice on litigation, Dan also provides practical and actionable advice designed to minimize environmental risk and potential liabilities. 

An active member of various bar associations, Dan is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee, and currently co-chairs the New York State Bar Association Environment Section’s Toxic Torts Committee.  Dan has also chaired B&D’s Subsurface Contamination Practice Group and served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Before joining Beveridge & Diamond, Dan clerked for The Honorable Carlos R. Moreno, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California. Prior to attending law school, Dan served as editor-in-chief of the environmental news service Greenwire.

Education

  • Wesleyan University  (B.A., with Honors, 1991)
  • University of Virginia  (J.D., 1997)
    • Winner, 68th annual Moot Court Competition

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Committee on Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts of the Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, Past Chair
  • Environmental Law Institute, Leadership Council Member
  • Law Firm Sustainability Network, President
  • New York State Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section’s Toxic Torts Committee, Co-Chair

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers has ranked Dan as a leading lawyer in the New York Metropolitan area each year since 2011.