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Education

J.D., The University of Chicago Law School

A.B., magna cum laude, Bowdoin College; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Colorado Bar (Inactive)

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado, District of Columbia, District of Connecticut, District of Maryland, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Northern District of Illinois, and Southern District of Indiana

Daniel J. Standish

Partner

Practice Areas

Dan has nearly 30 years of experience and is nationally recognized as a leading attorney in liability insurance coverage matters and disputes. The Legal 500 US commends his “superb legal knowledge” (2012) and Chambers USA regularly rates Dan in its top-tier of Washington, DC insurance attorneys, calling him an “amazing litigator” (2013) and “one of the most well-regarded insurance lawyers” in the DC-region (2011). He is “admired for his representation of large financial institutions and knowledge of securities class actions” (2014), and “his expertise in D&O liability claims” (2013). In addition to serving as the Chair of the firm's Insurance Practice, Dan serves on the firm's Executive and Management Committees.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels insurance clients on issues relating to a broad range of coverages, including directors and officers liability, investment advisor liability, financial institutions liability, venture capital liability, lawyers professional liability, non-profit and private company liability, media and cyber liability, employment practices liability, and other professional liability lines of coverage.
  • Represents insurers in coverage litigation before federal and state courts across the country.
  • Serves as counsel for insurers in connection with large-scale, high-profile and/or complex claims, including extensive experience in settlement negotiations and mediations.  

Professional Experience

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (1989-1993). Represented the U.S., its agencies, officials, and employees in a variety of cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Affiliations

  • PLUS Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2012-Present)
    • President-Elect (2016-2017)
    • Vice President (2015-Present)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
    • Immediate Past President (2011-2012)
    • President (2010-2011)
    • President-Elect (2009-2010)
    • Vice President (2008-2009)
    • Secretary-Treasurer (2007-2008)
    • Board of Trustees (2004-2012)
    • Chairperson, Editorial Board (2004-2007)
    • Member (2001-2004) and Chairperson (2003-2004), Communications Committee
  • American Bar Association (ABA)

Recognitions

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society’s Founder’s Award (2013)
  • Included in The International Who’s Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers (2016)
  • Listed by Chambers USA as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Insurance (2005-2016)
  • Named one of DC's "Top 100 Lawyers" (2013-2016) and "Super Lawyers" (2007-2016) for Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers magazine
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America Directory for Insurance Law (2013-2017)
  • Named one of Washington's "Best Lawyers" by Washingtonian magazine (2011)
  • Named by The Legal 500 US a "recommended lawyer" in Insurance Law (2012-2016)

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