Los Angeles, California 90067
Dan Silverman has a track record of success litigating a broad spectrum of complex commercial and intellectual property matters for clients in both state and federal court throughout the country. Specifically, Mr. Silverman has extensive experience litigating consumer class actions in the context of false advertising and privacy statutes, as well as a wide range of other business torts and contract disputes. He also has substantial experience litigating intellectual property disputes, including trade secret and patent and trademark infringement disputes.
Mr. Silverman is also a seasoned trial attorney who has successfully tried to verdict or arbitration award more than two dozen disputes. He is skilled at distilling complex facts to the key kernels of information that will resonate with and persuade the judge or jury.
Mr. Silverman is mindful of his clients’ bottom line. To that end, he gears his litigation strategy toward assuring that his clients’ desired outcome is met in a cost efficient manner. This includes resolving disputes through early motion practice as well as utilizing various alternative dispute resolution techniques early in the litigation. He is also known for thinking of creative, outside-the-box approaches to settling cases.
Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Silverman was Associate General Counsel at Roll Law Group, a captive in-house law firm to ten companies, largely in the food and beverage industry. Literally standing in the "clients' shoes" led him to fully appreciate what they look for in outside counsel, including the need to deeply understand the clients’ business, handle matters efficiently and resolve disputes creatively.
|Areas of Practice||1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Advertising and Marketing, 3) Advertising and Marketing Litigation, 4) Advertising and Marketing Class Action Defense, 5) Class Action Defense, 6) Product Liability and Mass Torts, 7) Communications and 8) Intellectual Property Litigation|
|Law School||Harvard Law School (J.D., 1988)|
|Education||University of Colorado (B.A.,1985)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Venable LLP|
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