Dan’s business litigation practice includes a wide range of civil, criminal and administrative matters.He has also performed internal investigations for publicly held companies, non-profit entities, and political subdivisions. He has been named to Oklahoma’s Super Lawyers every year since 2008. Dan’s white-collar criminal and civil enforcement practice has focused on allegations of bank, wire, mail, and securities fraud, health care over billing, and political corruption, among others. He joined the firm in 2003 and served as trial counsel along with Pat Ryan in obtaining an acquittal in a billion-dollar securities case that lasted three months. In a seven-year career in the U.S. Attorney’s office he was lead counsel in numerous trials and argued several cases of first impression before the Tenth Circuit. He served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma from 1999 to 2001.
Dan also served as a Judge Advocate in the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade and deployed to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.In 1995, he served as a law clerk for Senior United States District Judge Lee R.West.
B.S., Economics, Oklahoma State University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma City Chapter, Former President and Director Oklahoma County Bar Association, Director and Co-Chair of CLE Committee American Bar Association Journal, The Tax Lawyer, Staff
Federal Sentencing: The New Frontier of Modern Legal Advocacy
80 Okla.B.J. 1791, n.26, Oct. 2009, with Matthew C. Kane
Recent Supreme Court Decisions Holds Federal Sentencing Guidelines No Longer Mandatory, OCBA Briefcase, Feb. 2005 at 1, 2 with Matthew C. Kane
Still Some Kinks in New Law [regarding Help America Vote Act]
The Oklahoman, Nov. 7, 2004 at 23 A
When Home land Security Comes Calling: A New Agency, Aggressive Prosecutors and Injured Parties Enforce Immigration Law in the Work place
75 Okla .B.J. 2557 (2004), with Matthew C. Kane