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dbooker@reedsmith.com

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Dan is a trial lawyer and a business counselor. His antitrust and trade regulation practice includes counseling and litigation in mergers, acquisitions, price fixing, distributor relations, advertising, labor/antitrust, consumer banking, monopolization and franchising.  He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil antitrust litigation; defendants in criminal antitrust trials; targets of federal grand jury investigations; and distributors and manufacturers in dealer-termination cases.  He has represented both acquiring and acquired firms in friendly and hostile takeovers. 

Credentials

  • University of Chicago Law School, 1971, J.D., Articles and Book Review Editor of Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • University of Pittsburgh, 1968, B.A.

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • All State and Federal Courts - District of Columbia
  • All State and Federal Courts - Pennsylvania

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • American Bar Association – Past Chair of the Antitrust Section Civil Practice and Procedure Committee; Associate Editor, Antitrust Magazine
  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Past Chairman of the Antitrust and Class Action Committee
  • Judicial Council of Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia Bar Association – Vice Chair of the Antitrust Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • PA Lawyers Fund for Client Security –Chair
  • University of Chicago Law School – Member of the Visiting Committee (2008-2015)
  • Serves on the boards of directors of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (Chair), Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (former Chairman and founding Chair of its Academy of Musical Theater and Chair of the CLO Cabaret Theater) and The Committee for Mellon Square (co-chair)
  • Served as an officer or director of numerous business and community organizations, including RTI International Metals, Inc., the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (Executive Committee), the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Community Investment Fund of the Mon Valley Initiative, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (Chairman), the Regional Air Service Partnership (Chairman), the Duquesne Club, the HYP-Pittsburgh Club (President), the American Civil Liberties Union, Penn’s Southwest Association (President), Océ-USA Holding, Inc., and HERC Development, Inc.
  • Served for many years as a member of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America – For more than 20 years, Dan has been named in The Best Lawyers in America.  He has been named a Pittsburgh "Lawyer of the Year" in separate specialties (2011-2015).  Currently, he appears in the categories of Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Litigation–Antitrust. 
  • Chambers USA – Dan has been recognized as one of America's leading antitrust lawyers (2003-2017).
  • The US Legal 500 – Dan has been included in the area of Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts within Antitrust - Northeast.
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Dan has been selected for inclusion since 2004.  He is also listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition.