Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • Federal District Court for The District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Maryland School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., University of Richmond, 1992

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Arrie W. Davis, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 1995 - 1996
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Daniel P. Moylan

Co-Managing Partner

Dan Moylan is Co-Managing Partner of Venable. He has extensive experience representing companies in financial services and complex commercial litigation, special litigation committees and boards of directors in the conduct of investigations under Delaware, New York and Maryland law, and representing individuals, personally and as trustees, in Trusts and Estate and other private wealth litigation. Recent matters include representing:

  • a national healthcare financing lender in connection with breach of contract and quasi-contract claims against a multi-national financial institution. The case involves complex issues arising out of a real estate loan made to finance an acquisition, the subsequent securitization of that loan, the sale of commercial mortgage-backed securities, and the refinancing of the real estate loan. The client obtained a judgment following a two week jury trial, which was modified by the trial court and which is now on appeal.
  • a national healthcare financing lender during a two-week bench trial in Delaware’s Court of Chancery. The case involves complex issues arising out of the purchase of a national healthcare entity, the financing and refinancing of the purchase, and the relationships between and among the various entities involved in the transaction. The Court of Chancery’s decision is pending.
  • real estate investment trusts in connection with mergers and acquisition related litigation, and litigation concerning large asset acquisitions.
  •  a shareholder in connection with potential claims against a corporation, and with respect to a Delaware books and records action, successfully obtaining the records sought without having to prosecute the claim to resolution.
  • a company prosecuting claims against former officers, in civil and criminal restitution proceedings, for damage done to the company when the former officers willfully breached government regulations and defrauded government entities.
  • investigating whether a national healthcare company should pursue claims against members of the board of directors and certain former officers, arising out of claims that the company violated applicable healthcare regulations.
  • a mutual fund board of directors that investigated the conduct of the company’s advisor (see Scalisi v. Grills, et al., Eastern District of New York, for the favorable ruling of the court following the investigation).
  • a multi-national oil company that investigated whether the company followed U.S. and international law concerning its dealings with a nation under U.N. sanctions, and whether certain of its directors and officers fulfilled their duties to the company.
  • defending a clothing manufacturer against 10(b) claims (see Massachusetts Laborers Annuity Fund v. Joseph A. Bank, Inc., et al., District of Maryland).
  • successfully defending a healthcare company against an injunction proceeding brought by a former owner and employee, following a full evidentiary hearing.
  • successfully prosecuting legatees’ claims against a personal representative following a three day trial.
  • successfully prosecuting private wealth claims related to real property, both with respect to resolving government interest in the development of the property and prevailing on civil claims against a third-party interfering with the property following a multi-day jury trial.


Dan is a past President of the Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., an organization of 750+ Maryland litigators whose practices are limited to defending individuals and businesses against lawsuits. Previously, while serving as the MDC's Legislative Chair, Dan organized and coordinated opposition to legislation that would eliminate the Economic Damages Cap in Maryland and shift Maryland law from Contributory Negligence to Comparative Negligence. He has also served on the Pro Bono Committee of the Community Law Center.