Biography

Dan Dwyer is a trial lawyer with 25 years of experience. He concentrates his practice in business disputes and confidently guides clients to resolutions that align with their business goals.

Currently, Dan is litigation counsel in a diverse slate of suits, one involving a loan facility, another regarding a commercial real estate lease, and a third seeking to recover tuition funds misappropriated from a Massachusetts private school. He is defense counsel for one of Boston’s largest minority-owned construction firms in an action filed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor alleging violation of OSHA’s anti-retaliation statute.

Past engagements include:

  • Trial verdict in defense of four corporate directors sued for $15 million in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bench trial judgment for commercial lessees in $2 million suit by large North Shore commercial landlord to enforce lease’s automatic extension provision
  • $5 million trial verdict for plaintiff co-founder of Boston internet advertising firm in suit alleging freeze-out by former partners
  • Decisions in favor of former managing directors of Lehman Brothers in four arbitrations filed by Lehman’s bankruptcy trustee to recover signing bonuses
  • Successful settlement, prior to trial, for general contractor of Boston’s Big Dig against its insurer for failure to defend cost-recovery action filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Trial verdict for Iraq War veteran against Massachusetts Department of Social Services for deprivation of child-visitation rights
  • Bench trial verdict for group of Scituate, Massachusetts homeowners in trespass case against a neighboring gun range
  • Successful settlement for trust beneficiary in suit against national-bank trustee and investment advisory firm

Before attending law school, Dan served for four years as a DEA special agent in New York City. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for kayaking among the Boston Harbor Islands, a long-time volunteer in Hingham town government, and an active father of three sons.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Law Review
  • Stonehill College  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

  • Six-year Member, Town of Hingham Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, Hingham Whistleblower Committee
  • Volunteer, Archdiocese of Boston Clergy Retirement Trust

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Court and Other Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Firm Highlights

Blog

Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

Blog

Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Publication/Podcast

Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

News

Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

Publication/Podcast

Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

Event

2022 Annual Update Part 1: 2021 Legal Year in Review

Join Verrill for its first session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Series. Verrill attorneys Tawny Alvarez, Scott Connolly, and Emily Coombs Waddell will discuss recent federal, state, and local changes to...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

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