Daniel P. Moylan

Co-Managing Partner
Moylan Daniel
Dan Moylan is Venable’s co-managing partner. Dan is a litigator who has extensive experience representing companies in financial services and complex commercial litigation. He also represents special litigation committees and boards of directors in conducting investigations under Delaware, New York, and Maryland law. He advises individuals—personally and as trustees—in trusts and estates, and in other private wealth litigation.

Dan represents clients in litigation, including class actions, arising out alleged securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, and other finance-related matters.  Dan represents companies in the healthcare, real estate (including REITs), mutual fund, and retail industries, among others, in investigations and litigation involving breach of contract, regulatory violations, fraud, international law violations, real property issues, and other matters.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Representing a national healthcare financing lender in breach of contract and quasi-contract claims against a multinational financial institution. The case involved 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 on appeal
  • Representing a national healthcare financing lender during a two-week bench trial in Delaware’s Court of Chancery. The case involved complex issues arising out of the purchase of a national healthcare entity, the financing and refinancing of the purchase, and the relationships between the various entities involved in the transaction
  • Representing real estate investment trusts (REITs) in mergers and acquisitions-related litigation, and litigation concerning large asset acquisitions
  • Represented a shareholder with potential claims against a corporation, and with respect to a Delaware books and records action; obtained the records sought without having to prosecute the claim to resolution
  • Represented 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
  • Represented 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); obtained a favorable court ruling following the investigation
  • Representing a multinational oil company that investigated whether the company followed U.S. and international law concerning its dealings with a nation under UN sanctions, and whether certain of its directors and officers fulfilled their duties to the company
  • Defending a clothing manufacturer against 10(b) claims (Massachusetts Laborers Annuity Fund v. Joseph A. Bank, Inc., et al., District of Maryland)
  • Defending a healthcare company against an injunction proceeding brought by a former owner and employee, following a full evidentiary hearing
  • Prosecuted legatees’ claims against a personal representative, following a three-day trial
  • Prosecuted private wealth claims related to real property, 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

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Credentials
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Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

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

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Arrie W. Davis Maryland Court of Special Appeals 1995 1996

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Past president and former legislative chair, Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc. – While serving as legislative chair, 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

Recognition
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  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Legal Malpractice Law, 2013
  • Included in Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition, 2009, 2010

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Served on the Pro Bono Committee of the Community Law Center