Hurteau Daniel J

Daniel J. Hurteau

Daniel Hurteau is a litigator who has tried hundreds of cases in administrative proceedings, mediations, arbitrations and state and federal court. He focuses on complex business and tort-related actions for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and health care providers, long-term care facilities and physicians. Daniel also represents owners and developers in a wide variety of commercial and construction-related matters.

What do you focus on?

My practice is focused primarily on health care and other complex commercial litigation.

Health Care Litigation

The health care industry is incredibly diverse and complex. Litigation issues abound, from basic contract disputes with vendors, construction issues, class action anti-trust claims, class action wage and hours matters, non-compete violations to professional disciplinary problems. I represent health care providers at all levels and in a remarkable variety of cases. Years of experience in this space have given me a deep understanding of the industry and the roles of the various players, which helps me navigate disputes to make certain that clients’ limited resources are being spent wisely and that the ultimate objectives are achieved.

I frequently collaborate with attorneys in our health care services group to make certain we are providing the best possible advice to our health care clients. Many health care disputes involve regulatory or even political issues, and it is important to be aware of the other players, like a regulatory agency, that can have an impact on litigation strategy. We provide clients with a diversity and excellence of service that is based on a team approach.

I handle numerous disputes for health care clients before the Department of Health, Department of Education, Insurance Department, Department of Tax and Finance, in multiple mediations, in arbitrations before several providers, including the American Arbitration Association, American Health Lawyer Association, JAMS and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and in state and federal courts.

Complex Commercial Litigation

I litigate a wide variety of commercial matters in other industries and have successfully handled product liability cases, trade secret, non-compete, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, securities disputes and all types of class actions.

What do you see on the horizon?

Businesses in the health care industry are inundated with radical changes and constant pressure to do much more with less. More than ever, it is critical that health care providers have practical and cost efficient options for resolving disputes.

New Questions Arise Following the Latest Ruling on MLMIC Distributions

New York Law Journal | May 29, 2020

Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau and associate Erin Huntington contributed this article on the rise in abundance of dispute resolution as a result of the conversion of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) from a mutual to a stock insurance company.

Lawbeat: Bar associations seek revival

The Times Union | December 16, 2019

This article about regional bar associations’ recent efforts to bolster membership with newer generations of attorneys quotes Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau, who serves as Albany County Bar Association president.

Judge sanctions heiress' husband for bugging wife's phone during divorce

New York Law Journal | January 07, 2019

Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau and Los Angeles Government Investigation & White-Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez are mentioned in this article as attorneys for the plaintiff in a contentious divorce matter that hinges on the defendant’s alleged wiretapping of his estranged wife’s phone.


Daniel J. Hurteau



Phone: 518-427-2652

New York

Phone: 212-940-3020

Fax: 866-947-0687

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.

Siena College, B.A.

New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Daniel was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Daniel has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2012.

Based on a peer-review survey conducted by New York Super Lawyers magazine, Daniel was selected as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation in the 2011 Upstate Edition.

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and New York City Chapter of ABOTA
  • Appointed representative on the House of Delegates for the New York State Bar Association
  • Charter member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Elected member of the Albany County Bar Association’s (ACBA) Board of Directors, and currently serves as ACBA’s 2019 president
  • Active member of the American, New York State, and Albany County bar associations
  • Pro bono liaison partner for the Albany office of Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Board member of the Justice for All Campaign in Albany County through the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • Member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Advisory Council, which is made up of alumni Board of Directors
  • Mediation Matters, Board Member.
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