Dan is best known for representing New York City taxi drivers in a series of class action lawsuits resulting in a half-dozen City programs being declared unconstitutional or unlawful. He has also recovered millions of dollars in damages for drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked and in civil litigation for small businesses.
Dan's civil rights cases have resulted in a half dozen city programs, statutes, or regulations being declared unconstitutional or otherwise unlawful. These cases include a successful challenge to the TLC practice of suspending drivers based on an arrest, a challenge to the TLC's policy of revoking drivers' licenses based on a conviction or for a positive drug test and its practice of seizing vehicles based on alleged operations without a TLC license or beyond the terms of a license. Dan has also represented drivers in TLC suspension hearings, routinely winning reinstatement of their licenses and he has represented small businesses in disputes with partners and contract counter-parties.
Dan is currently co-counsel in an action where the court has already held the thousands of license suspensions that were ordered without due process of law, another case challenging the summary suspension of taxi driver licenses. He also represented taxi drivers and investors who purchased medallions from the City of New York at auctions just before the TLC opened the door to e-hail taxis, which decimated the value of the medallions the City had just sold.
Early in his career, Dan was associated with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, where he specialized in securities and commercial litigation.
Dan is also an accomplished journalist and has written widely about law and other topics for publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Forbes.com and Forbes Magazine, Slate and the Daily News.
A native New Yorker, Dan is an honors graduate of the Columbia University School of Law. Dan is a member of the bar of the State of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court and has been profiled in The American Lawyer and in The New York Times.
He is also one of the few lawyers in America to have deposed Rudolph Giuliani and his client, the ex-President of the United States Donald Trump.