Daniel (Dan) Harkins is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and the defense of class actions, including matters involving consumer fraud, product liability, securities and bankruptcy litigation.
Dan is a creative problem-solver no matter the subject matter – he has litigated high-stakes disputes across a variety of industries, including consumer goods, transportation and technology. Dan has experience with all aspects of litigation, including pleading attacks, discovery and related motion practice, dispositive motions, oppositions to class certification motions, interlocutory appeals, and settlement and related motion practice.
Prior to joining the firm, Dan served as a law clerk for the Honorable James L. Garrity, Jr., US Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. Before that, he practiced at a multinational law firm, specializing in complex commercial litigation and class action defense involving consumer fraud, breach of contract and business tort actions.
Throughout his career, Dan has maintained an active and diverse pro bono practice. He has represented West African asylum seekers, litigated human trafficking cases, briefed and argued criminal appeals on issues related to procedural due process, and defended challenges to vote-by-mail accommodations provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.