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Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson

Former Fortune 500 lawyer using his experience to represent individuals.
  • Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights...
  • California
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Summary

Experienced business litigator starting a new firm to represent individuals in disputes involving special needs, consumer and homeowner rights, and small business contract and IP issues.

Dan spent twelve years practicing commercial litigation at large international law firms. He represented companies including some of the world’s largest corporations in Federal Court in jurisdictions around the United States, as well as in international arbitrations and the Federal Trade Commission. For example, he litigated cases for Samsung, Microsoft, Huawei, Ariba, MySpace, and others, arguing in courts in North Carolina, Illinois, California, Texas, and Washington D.C. At the same time, he maintained a robust pro bono practice focused on disability, special education, civil rights, and healthcare-related matters.

Recently, Dan left the world of corporate litigation to pursue his passion for representing individuals. His new practice focuses on disputes confronting homeowners (construction defects, consumer fraud); those with special needs (special education, disability rights, benefits); and entrepreneurs (commercial tenancies, contract disputes, IP). He hopes to take the litigation skills he honed while representing international corporations and put them to use helping individuals who need them the most. His new firm is based in Ventura County, California.

Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Health Care Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Trademarks
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Please send me an email and I will send a link to schedule time for a 15-minute consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees on select cases, typically limited to special education, construction, and civil rights.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Dan Robinson, Attorney at Law
- Current
Dan spent twelve years practicing commercial litigation at large international law firms. He represented companies including some of the world’s largest corporations in Federal Court in jurisdictions around the United States, as well as in international arbitrations and the Federal Trade Commission. For example, he litigated cases for Samsung, Microsoft, Huawei, Ariba, MySpace, and others, arguing in courts in North Carolina, Illinois, California, Texas, and Washington D.C. At the same time, he maintained a robust pro bono practice focused on disability, special education, civil rights, and healthcare-related matters. Recently, Dan left the world of corporate litigation to pursue his passion for representing individuals who have been victimized by the government, companies and scam artists. His new practice focuses on disputes confronting those with special needs (special education, disability rights, benefits, discrimination) and those victimized by fraud or faulty services including construction defects and investment scams. Dan hopes to take the litigation skills he honed while representing international corporations and put them to use helping individuals who need them the most. His new firm, Dan Robinson Law, is based in Ventura County, California.
Attorney
Lombardi & Donohue
- Current
Represents clients in commercial litigation involving real estate, transactions, partnerships and intellectual property. Dan works with clients to find creative and cost-effective resolutions to business disputes in and out of the courtroom.
Attorney
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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Represented clients including small businesses and major corporations in patent and trade secret litigation, international arbitration, and general commercial litigation. Among other achievements: o Achieved a major victory in an international trade secret arbitration, later confirmed in federal court, including an award for damages and a nationwide injunction prohibiting the respondent’s products from sale in the United States. Drafted the arbitration brief and examined and cross-examined fact and expert witnesses at the week-long arbitration hearing.
Associate Attorney
Covington & Burling LLP
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Represented companies in intellectual property litigation in federal court, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit. Among other achievements: o Represented a major telecommunications company in international arbitration to establish a royalty rate for a major portfolio of wireless patents, including examining and cross-examining key expert witnesses during the hearing. o Represented a leading smartphone maker in a patent infringement dispute in the Northern District of Illinois, briefing the motions that led to Judge Posner’s groundbreaking decision on patent damages. o Represented Samsung in multiple patent litigations involving wireless communication devices. Drafted winning summary judgment motions in resulting in dismissal of claims in favor of Samsung in two cases. o Represented pro bono clients in disability, civil rights and healthcare-related matters in federal court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and state court, including a 4-day jury trial in federal district court culminating in a winning settlement at the eve of closing statements.
Law Clerk to Hon. Virginia A. Phillips, U.S. District Court Judge
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Honors: summa cum laude Order of the Coif • Minnesota Law Review Vol. 35 & 36 Memorial Award for Outstanding Staff Writing • Minnesota Law Review Vol. 90 Award for Outstanding Performance in Managing Duties • 2006-2007 Sidney J. Kaplan Legal Scholarship Award for Outstanding Third Year Performance • Book Awards (highest grade): Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Evidence • Best Oral Argument, First Year Legal Writing Section • Dean’s List with an A, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 • Dean's Elite Scholar
Activities: Minnesota Law Review, Managing Editor.
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Rice University
B.A. | Music, Electrical Engineering
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Activities: Sprawl
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Awards
Selected for "Lawyers on the Fast Track"
The Recorder
Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
The Burton Awards
Professional Associations
Jerome H. Berenson Inn of the American Inns of Court
Member
- Current
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Ventura County Bar Association
Member
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Bar Association of San Francisco
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Fighting for My Son
California Lawyer Magazine
Case Study: CLS Bank V. Alice Corp. (July 25, 2012)
Law360
Embracing Equity: A New Remedy for Wrongful Health Insurance Denials
Minnesota Law Review
Websites & Blogs
Website
Linkedin: Dan Robinson
Blog
Dan Robinson Law
Contact & Map
Dan Robinson, Attorney at Law
107 N Reino Rd #1007
Newbury Park, CA 91320
USA
Telephone: (805) 500-3150
Cell: (805) 500-3150