Mr Daniel Donovan > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States


Dan serves as lead trial counsel for clients on energy, financial and technology disputes, as well as counseling on corporate governance. Clients seek him out for his ability to present complex issues in a straight-forward manner and craft creative business solutions to successfully resolve energy and business disputes. Dan has a deep understanding of the energy industry and applies that to secure swift resolution – through trial, arbitration or settlement. Dan has a proven track record of preparing and winning complex cases in the energy sector before trial courts and arbitration panels across the country, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas and North Dakota. In his plaintiff-side litigation practice, Dan has secured several substantial recoveries in commercial matters over $150 million, including a recent cash recovery of over $250 million. In addition to his trial practice, Dan has won victories for oil and gas operators in the Third and Sixth Circuits, as well as the Ohio Supreme Court.


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Highest Honors, 1996, Jacob Burns Merit Scholar. Villanova University, B.S., Accounting, cum laude, 1993