Daniel McFadden

Associate - Boston

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Dan McFadden represents clients in cases involving business torts, contract and insurance claims, and allegations of professional misconduct and malpractice. Dan has authored articles examining developing issues in federal civil procedure, First Amendment law, and defenses to government investigations.

Dan has extensive experience practicing in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts. In a recent federal jury trial in Massachusetts, he defended a multi-national law firm accused of illegally retaliating against a former associate attorney. He and other members of the trial team achieved a defense verdict on all counts. He has also tried consumer protection and product liability cases in Massachusetts federal court.

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  • Boston College Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2009
  • Cornell University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001
  • “Trademark Infringement and Related Claims,” MCLE’s Business Torts in Massachusetts (2016 ed.) (with Jenevieve Maerker and Nicole Kinsley)
  • "Supreme Court Quietly Narrows 'Effects'-Based Personal Jurisdiction," Federal Bar Association Massachusetts Chapter Newsletter, March 2015
  • "General Personal Jurisdiction: There’s No Place Like Home," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 12, 2014
  • "Lying to SEC Not Always a Crime, Judge Rules," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, August 15, 2013 (with Daniel Marx)
  • "High Court's Alleyne Ruling Could Have Major Impact," Law360, August 2, 2013 (with Daniel Marx)
  • "When The Feds Come Cold Calling," Law360, July 11, 2013 (with Daniel Marx)
  • "Pharma Exec Criminal Convictions and HHS Program Bans," Law360, January 29, 2013 (with Michele Adelman) 
  • "A First Amendment Analysis of Military Regulations Restricting the Wearing of Military Uniforms by Members of the Individual Ready Reserve Who Participate in Politically Themed Theatrical Productions," 49 B.C. L. Rev. 1131, 2008

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  • Super Lawyers Massachusetts Rising Star (2016) 
  • 2013 President’s Award, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Boston College Law Review, Articles Editor
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  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims