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As Foster Garvey’s general counsel, Dan oversees and implements the firm’s professional responsibility, client intake and risk management programs. He advises and educates the firm’s attorneys and staff on legal ethics and best practices.

Dan occasionally counsels professional and institutional clients on risk management issues, particularly involving securities liability and professional liability.    

In Dan’s prior role as a litigator, he handled securities litigation, legal malpractice defense and complex business litigation.

Professional Activities

  • Oregon State Bar, Securities Regulation Section
    • Chair, 2020
    • Secretary, 2018
  • Oregon State Bar, Legal Ethics Committee
    • Chair, 2018
    • Secretary, 2016
  • Oregon State Bar, Bar Press & Broadcasters' Council
    • Member, 2006-2008
  • Oregon State Bar, Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee
    • Chair, 2001
    • Member, 1999-2001

Community Activities

  • City Club of Portland
    • Bicycle Transportation Advocacy Committee, Member, 2013-2014
    • Liquor Privatization Research Committee, Member, 2013-2014
    • Bicycle Transportation Research Committee, Chair, 2012-2013

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Oregon, 1992
  • Washington, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1996


  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law (magna cum laude), 1992
  • B.A., Willamette University, College of Liberal Arts, 1989

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America© Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Securities, 2022-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
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