Partner, Class Actions Practice Group | Cozen O’Connor
Dan represents companies in consumer class actions and complex business disputes nationwide. He defends companies in actions in state and federal courts across the country that challenge practices related to advertising, marketing, and promotional activities, consumer privacy, credit reporting, pricing, customer communications, and product labeling and defects. He has particular experience defending claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), and a host of state consumer protection laws, including California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).
Dan is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US). He counsels clients on privacy issues under FCRA, TCPA, the Children’s Online Protection Privacy Act (COPPA), the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), with an eye towards mitigating the risk of litigation and enforcement exposure. He also crafts, revises, interposes, and enforces customer disclosures, terms and conditions, arbitration agreements with class action waivers, and privacy policies. His focus on class action litigation gives him a valuable perspective to anticipate areas of focus from the plaintiffs’ bar and help businesses proactively address issues and tweak policies, practices, and disclosures where appropriate.
Dan’s experience stretches across a broad range of industries, such as retail, financial services, telecommunications, automotive, energy, pharmaceuticals, and computer software, and a broad range of cases, including consumer class actions, commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, product liability/mass tort cases, shareholder derivative suits, and other corporate governance-based matters. He has successfully litigated intellectual property disputes, including claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, false designation of origin and false advertising claims brought under the Lanham Act, including affirmative claims for ex parte seizure of counterfeit goods.