Drawing on his extensive experience in state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts, and appellate courts, Daniel Gilpin represents clients in commercial disputes, product liability litigation, internal investigations, and insolvency litigation.

Mr. Gilpin represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in product liability actions of all sizes, from individual cases to MDL proceedings. He also represents debtors and creditors in contested bankruptcy matters, with an eye toward presenting the client's case in a holistic way that helps achieve their goals in the context of the entire bankruptcy proceeding.

Mr. Gilpin maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on providing representation to those in need. He has represented indigent criminal defendants on appeal, disabled clients in securing plea bargains, and disabled clients seeking social security benefits. Most recently, he prevailed in a child abduction action under the Hague Convention, in which the court granted summary judgment in his client's favor and his client's daughter was returned after nearly 18 months apart.

Prior to rejoining the firm, Mr. Gilpin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gary R. Brown of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. While in law school, he served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the St. John's Law Review.

Experience

  • A fuel testing and inspection company, in conducting an internal investigation and leading the company's defense to a federal investigation of past billing practice.
  • Debtors in In re Borden Dairy Company, litigating the contested use of cash collateral and interpretation of the terms of a credit agreement.
  • The controlling class of noteholders of Zohar III Corp. in bankruptcy-court litigation involving management and control of the Zohar fund.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation, as national counsel, in litigation involving IVC filters.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, LLC in product liability litigation, including an MDL, involving TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) products.
  • Petitioner in Lukic v. Elezovic, an action brought under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction for the return of his child to Montenegro, after the child's mother brought the child to New York and then refused to return the child to their home country, in violation of the father's custodial rights. After completing discovery on an accelerated schedule, prevailed on summary judgment. 2021 WL 466029; 2021 US Dist. LEXIS 24207, successfully opposed the mother's motions to stay enforcement of that ruling in both the Eastern District of New York and the Second Circuit, and negotiated the swift return of the child.
  • Ad hoc lender group in the Chapter 11 restructuring of The Hertz Corporation and in a related adversary proceeding concerning the avoidance of certain transfers.
  • Onex Corporation, a Canadian private equity company, in merger and tender offer litigation and in post-transaction contract litigation.

Recognition

Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" (2020-2021)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, St. John's University School of Law, 2017, cum laude
  • BA, History with a Minor in Business Studies, Providence College, 2012
Admissions
  • New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
Clerkships
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York, The Honorable Gary R. Brown
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