Daniel P. Moylan
Daniel P. Moylan represents businesses and individuals in a range of complex litigation matters, including disputes in the areas of intellectual property, health care and pharmaceuticals. Dan’s recent work includes defending clients in software licensing disputes involving technologies in the transportation, health care and pharmaceutical industries. He has served as first-chair trial counsel in federal jury trials and in arbitrations; and he regularly coordinates joint efforts of lawyers and experts in matters related to the development and distribution of pharmaceuticals, including in multidistrict litigation and international arbitration.
Dan has litigated numerous copyright, trademark, and trade secret claims, as well as disputes involving licensed patented technologies.
From 2001 to 2004, Dan served as an assistant prosecutor in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague, The Netherlands).
In that role, he briefed and argued matters before the Trial and Appeals Chambers, including in Prosecutor v. Radislav Krstić (IT-98-33A), in which the prosecution secured the conviction of a Bosnian Serb corps commander for his role in the Srebrenica genocide.
Prior to attending law school, Dan worked as a software programmer for a federal contractor.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000
- Student Advocate, Criminal Justice Clinic
- Annual Review Editor, Journal of Gender and the Law
- Best Team Brief, Prince National Moot Court Competition, 1999
- Best Oralist, Leahy Moot Court Competition, 1998
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County, B.A., cum laude, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- Hon. Beth P. Gesner, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
- The Hague
- Member, American Bar Association (IP Section)
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Member, Maryland Bar Association
- Represents a national pharmacy chain in defense of thousands of suits by state and local governments to recover costs alleged to have been caused by the shipment and dispensing of prescription opioids.
- Represents a manufacturer of rail technology systems in defending against claims regarding its supply and licensing of event recorder systems used on North American freight railroads.
- Represented an internationally famous psychiatrist and owner of neuropsychiatric instruments used in the diagnosis and treatment of serious mental health disorders in litigation regarding the licensing of the rights to develop and commercialize digitized versions of his instruments. After two years of litigation in multiple federal courts, we secured a favorable settlement that clarified the parties' respective rights under the license, while avoiding any payment to the plaintiff.
- Represented a licensed medical cannabis producer in pursing trade secrecy claims and remediation based on thefts of its trade secrets, which led to entry of a preliminary and permanent injunction against the principal wrongdoer, substantial monetary relief from several actors, and extensive coordination with third parties to ensure the identification, return, and destruction of all stolen materials.
- Represented health insurance subscribers in challenging Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurance plans' use of a trademark licensing framework as an antitrust conspiracy, leading to a significant class settlement approved by the federal district court.
- Advised an international technology and gaming company regarding whether to seek federal criminal prosecution for a major theft of its trade secrets.
- Represented an intermediate supplier of generic pharmaceuticals in numerous matters involving the enforcement of its commercial agreements and IP rights in the Asia-South Pacific region, including through international arbitrations and parallel court actions. In these matters, we have coordinated the work of a team of experienced counsel and industry experts from various countries. Our enforcement efforts have led to favorable and cost-effective resolutions, allowing the client to strengthen its market position against encroachment by potential competitors.
- Represented a pharmaceuticals supplier in a dispute against its finished dosage manufacturer based in Shanghai concerning a regulated post-surgical medicine sold in Australia. Following an international arbitration hearing, in which Dan served as co-lead counsel, the tribunal awarded our client substantially all relief sought in its statement of claim, including an arbitral declaration that the manufacturer had misappropriated the client’s confidential and proprietary information.
- Defended the owner and operator of a high-end club in successive federal and state actions brought by former members who pled various state and federal claims. We successfully defended the client in all cases litigated to final judgment, including a state court summary judgment and a complete defense judgment following a federal jury trial in which Dan served as first-chair trial counsel.
- Represented a property management firm in a federal grand jury investigation of trafficking in counterfeit merchandise. Following a legal and factual presentation to federal prosecutors that spanned two days, the government declined to seek an indictment and returned all funds seized from the client's accounts.
- Defended an investment company and its principals in a dispute over the ownership, licensing, and management of a multi-part television documentary series set for broadcast on American public television and international distribution. After coordinating protracted litigation in multiple forums in the United States and Canada, we successfully navigated a contentious settlement process involving numerous third-party stakeholders. Ultimately, this resolution allowed our client to engage an alternative film producer to complete the film.
- Defended an executive and former general counsel of a major public health care insurance company in connection with federal health care fraud charges. The indictment involved complex legal and accounting issues regarding the Florida Medicaid behavioral health care program. A related civil suit filed by the SEC alleged fraud, false filings, and related violations of the Securities Act.
- Defended a national law firm against legal malpractice claims stemming from advice rendered to corporate officers involved in a protracted governance dispute, resulting in a complete defense summary judgment on substantive as well as procedural grounds.
- Defended sellers of a design and manufacturing company against purchaser warranty claims based upon patented rail technologies. Achieved a preliminary dismissal of the adversary’s highest-value claim against our clients, which led to a settlement on highly favorable terms.
- Prosecuted claims brought by a German publisher over its rights to receive priority distribution of proceeds from the sale of an Xbox video game, leading to a substantial monetary recovery against a leading Xbox production firm.
- Defended a software firm against trade secrecy claims arising from replacement of the plaintiff firm’s facilities management software system, leading to a settlement on highly favorable terms.
- Defended a national university and research professor against claims involving the sponsorship and licensing of patented cancer biomarkers. Achieved a preliminary dismissal of both clients on jurisdictional grounds, which afforded them substantive and procedural advantages in an alternative forum.
- Defended claims against a nationally recognized surgeon for a share of royalties based upon sales of patented surgical technologies that the client had invented, resulting in a favorable settlement.
42 Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys, Including Six “Ones to Watch,” Recognized in 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 17, 2023 | Press release
Super Lawyers (Maryland)
2023 | Press release
38 Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Including Three “Lawyers of the Year”
August 18, 2022 | Press release
UnitedHealth Subsidiary Owes Millions in Fees in Coverage Suit
January 06, 2022 | In the news
36 Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; Two Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year”; Three Associates Recognized as “Ones to Watch”
August 19, 2021 | Press release
33 Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; Three Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year”; Two Associates Recognized as “Ones to Watch”
August 20, 2020 | Press release
33 Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; Three Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year”
August 15, 2019 | Press release
Herbert Better, William Murphy, Gregg Bernstein, John Connolly, Martin Himeles Jr., Daniel Moylan and Cyril Smith | Zuckerman Spaeder
The Daily Record
August 22, 2018 | In the news
Seven Attorneys from Zuckerman Spaeder Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America
August 22, 2018 | In the news
31 Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; Three Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year”
August 15, 2018 | Press release
29 Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; Partner Mark Foster Named “Lawyer of the Year”
August 16, 2017 | Press release
30 Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; Three Partners Named "Lawyers of the Year"
August 15, 2016 | Press release
Zuckerman Spaeder lawyers recognized
The Daily Record
September 11, 2015 | In the news
Best lawyers 2016
Baltimore Jewish Times
September 10, 2015 | In the news
32 Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and Three Partners Named "Lawyers of the Year"; Firm is Top-Listed Nationally for White Collar Criminal Defense
August 17, 2015 | Press release
32 Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and Two Partners Named “Lawyers of the Year”; Firm Is Top-Listed Nationally for White Collar Criminal Defense
August 26, 2014 | Press release
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1
April 10, 2014 | In the news
Daniel P. Moylan / People on the Move
Baltimore Business Journal
January 14, 2014 | In the news
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Names Daniel P. Moylan Partner
January 13, 2014 | Press release
Zuckerman Spaeder lawyers honored by ‘Best Lawyers in America’
The Daily Record
September 04, 2013 | In the news
27 Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®; Firm Is Top-Listed Nationally for White Collar Criminal Defense and Two Partners Named “Lawyers of the Year”
August 15, 2013 | Press release
Zuckerman Spaeder, lawyers honored
The Daily Record
August 29, 2012 | In the news
26 Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 23, 2012 | Press release
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Named to The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List for Third Consecutive Year
May 01, 2012 | Press release
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Partners William J. Murphy and John J. Connolly Receive Gribbon Pro Bono Advocacy Award
December 06, 2011 | Press release
27 Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Attorneys Recognized in 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
September 08, 2011 | Press release
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Expands with Addition of Five Lawyers from Baltimore Litigation Boutique
February 28, 2011 | Press release
Intellectual Property and Information Wealth (Praeger)
February 01, 2007 | Publication
The Evolving Common Law Doctrine of Copyright Misuse: A Unified Theory and Its Application to Software
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
July 03, 2000 | Publication