Daniel F. Kolb

Dan Kolb has for over 45 years been a practicing litigator and trial lawyer in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has also frequently acted as an advocate and neutral in significant mediations and arbitrations.

Mr. Kolb has successfully handled a long list of high profile matters with significant client exposure. His clients have typically been major accounting firms, financial and industrial corporations, law firms, and a range of public interest organizations. His experience includes extended trials in courts throughout the United States and significant government investigations. Many of the matters have included litigation in European or Canadian courts.

Claims and charges have included alleged securities and banking law violations, financial, accounting and tax fraud, professional malpractice as to both accountants and lawyers, breach of contract, mass torts and antitrust violations. Also included have been significant Constitutional issues, probate issues as to one the largest estates in the United States, significant issues as to jurisdiction and venue, related bankruptcy law issues, and attempts to pierce the corporate veil to recover on claims ranging into the billions of dollars.

Among others, the matters have required significant focus on the following industries and businesses: Accounting and Auditing, Banking, Underwriting, Investment, Brokerage, Tobacco, Telecommunications, Aluminum Cable, Dairy Products, Rendering, Retail Sales Practices, Auto Parts, Nursing Homes, Franchising, Nuclear Energy, Discount Chain Stores, Newspapers, Mining, Food Safety, Marketing of Pharmaceutical Products, and Toys.

Mr. Kolb has been appointed to serve as a Mediator in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and New York's Supreme Court Commercial Division and Appellate Division for the First Department. He is also a member of the AAA Commercial and Accounting Panels of Arbitrators and CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

He has served as a mediator or arbitrator in disputes involving the sale of distressed debt, valuation of investment partnership interests, commercial contract interpretation, identity theft, sale and ownership of commercial real estate in the United States and abroad, estate matters, employment discrimination, payment of professional advisory fees, nursing homes and sales of technology.

Since he became senior counsel in July of 2011, Mr. Kolb has devoted himself primarily to service as a mediator and arbitrator and to handling impact cases for those in need.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation
Law School The University of Michigan Law School ( J.D., 1965)
Education College of the Holy Cross (A.B., 1963)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Davis Polk & Wardwell
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