Daniel T. Rupkey Associate




Dan Rupkey concentrates his practice in complex civil and commercial litigation, including the defense of professional, products and general liability matters. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, manufacturing, franchising, professional sports, insurance and technology.

Areas of Focus

Professional Liability

Dan defends agents, brokers, lawyers and their firms in cases alleging breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, statutory violations, fraudulent misrepresentations, and claims arising from the issuance and sale of investment products. His professional liability practice further includes representing directors and officers in matters involving fiduciary claims and business judgment, breach of bylaws, contested board elections, contract disputes, derivative actions and injunctive relief.


Product Liability

In the context of products liability, Dan defends product designers and manufacturers against claims asserted by a variety of plaintiffs such as consumers, medical patients and industrial end-users. His practice includes representing European and Asian corporations sued in American courts. Dan is adept at navigating jurisdictional and comity issues, which often are inherent in cases involving complex chains of distribution.


Commercial Litigation

Dan’s commercial litigation practice involves prosecuting and defending contract enforcement and statutory actions, including those seeking indemnity, monetary, declaratory and equitable relief. He recently defended an American corporation in a commercial dispute seeking lost profits arising from the termination of an exclusive distributorship brought in a European venue.


General Liability

Dan’s general liability practice and experience includes representing businesses in litigation and dispute resolution involving property damage and defects, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injuries. Among his services, Dan represents corporations against allegations of vicarious liability arising from the acts or omissions of independent contractors.