Dan Deane is a leader of the TCPA team and the Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation group. His practice focuses on defending businesses and individuals in high-exposure, complex civil and criminal litigation and government investigations before state and federal courts, arbitral tribunals, and regulatory agencies. His clients include national and international businesses and individuals in a variety of industries with a focus on consumer-facing business, such as health care and pharmaceuticals, financial services, education, and retailers and franchises. Dan has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2016.
I focus on strategies calculated to avoid or minimize the disruption of costly class and aggregate litigation. I have secured favorable results for clients by defeating class certification and enforcing contractual arbitration and class-waiver provisions. I have particular experience defending lenders and franchise retailers and other consumer-facing businesses against claims of unfair and deceptive business practices, unfair debt collection practices, and invasion of privacy under statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and state consumer protection laws.
I represent employers defending against claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage-and-hour violations, and other related claims. I have successfully enforced non-competition and arbitration agreements. I also represent private boarding schools and institutions of higher education facing investigation or litigation arising from allegations of discrimination, sexual assault on campus, and/or challenging student disciplinary proceedings.
I help individuals and companies navigate through federal and state civil and criminal investigations, including against charges of mail and wire fraud and other alleged violations of federal and state laws.
I have an active appellate practice in state and federal appellate courts. I have briefed and argued before the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth United States Courts of Appeal, as well as the New Hampshire and United States Supreme Courts. I have been a member of the First Circuit’s Criminal Justice Act panel since 2011 and was recently appointed by the Court to serve on its CJA Screening Committee.
Despite calls for reform, the growth of class action litigation continues unabated, particularly class actions premised on alleged violations of consumer protection statutes that provide for statutory damages and claims that retailers induced consumers with false or misleading representations. Privacy claims will also remain at the forefront of consumer litigation. Businesses that interact with consumers should ensure their ongoing compliance with state and federal privacy laws, including the FCRA, TCPA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, HIPAA, and related state laws. To stay up-to-date on this ever evolving area of the law, please visit our blogs NP Privacy Partner and TCPA Info, News & Insights.
WMUR | October 20, 2017
Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane, associate Nate Warecki and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero were quoted in the following coverage of Friday’s hearing regarding their pro bono class action case involving Indonesian Christians facing deportation.
Foster’s Daily Democrat | October 05, 2017
This article on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Trump nominee to ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, includes the court win by Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane, associate Nate Warecki and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero to delay the deportation of dozens of Indonesian immigrants.
Portsmouth Herald | September 26, 2017
This article recaps a federal court decision to delay the deportation of dozens of Indonesian immigrants living in New Hampshire. Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane, associate Nate Warecki and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero are providing pro bono representation to these immigrants.
Bloomberg BNA | July 06, 2017
Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane provided commentary in this article about the Federal Trade Commission’s recent comments in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s initiative to allow telephone providers to block illegal telemarketing robocalls.
Bloomberg BNA | June 05, 2017
Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane is quoted in this article about a matter involving a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against Colorado Technical University.
Bloomberg Law | May 08, 2017
Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and New York City commercial litigation associate Paul Williamson contributed this article addressing the ways in which the Trump administration may affect the TCPA.
Law360 | July 30, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg, Boston partner Arthur Pressman, Manchester partner Dan Deane and Boston associate Morgan Nighan are mentioned as representing Planet Fitness in a case about its membership agreements with regard to state consumer protection laws.
Concord Monitor | April 06, 2016
Manchester partner Dan Deane is noted in this article as counsel for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The coverage notes efforts by attorneys representing the adoptive parents of two children who were victims in a highly publicized sexual abuse case before the state Supreme Court in their effort to make their lawsuit public. CASA and the state Division of Children, Youth and Families are arguing to keep confidential information identifying the children under seal to protect their anonymity.
Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2015
This column explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the risks to businesses, and how businesses can avoid TCPA liability. Corporate transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, commercial litigation associate Dan Deane and IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman collaborated on the piece.
New Hampshire Business Review | September 04, 2015
Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane and Boston IP Litigation associate Troy Lieberman co-authored this column discussing what businesses need to know about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Union Leader | August 23, 2015
This news brief notes that Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane has been elected vice chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Federal Practice Law Section.
Class Action Alert | 04.12.17
Class Action Alert | 04.05.17
NP Privacy Partner | 03.03.17
NP Privacy Partner | 02.17.17
NP Privacy Partner | 01.27.17
Class Action Alert | 01.23.17
NP Privacy Partner | 12.22.16
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Catholic University of America, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Connecticut, B.A., Journalism and Political Science
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Daniel was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Daniel has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2016.
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