Dan Attridge has practiced in Kirkland's Washington office since 1980 and served as the managing partner of the Washington office from 1998 to 2013. He is a very experienced trial and appellate lawyer who has litigated cases before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels throughout the United States. His cases have involved a wide range of industries and practice areas, including intellectual property; antitrust and unfair competition; commercial and government contracts; insurance coverage and discrimination; and corporate and securities.
Dan is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (under Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation); featured in The National Law Journal's "Defense Hot List"; listed in SuperLawyers (under Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation); noted in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (under Intellectual Property); rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell ("the highest level of professional excellence"); and listed in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.
On February 1, 2013, Dan began serving as Dean of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. He continues his affiliation with Kirkland as Of Counsel.
Counsel for Barr Laboratories in high-stakes ANDA litigation, invalidating a branded competitor's patent and allowing Barr to enter the $175 million a year U.S. market for desmopressin acetate oral tablets.
Counsel for Bayer Corporation's Haarmann & Reimer in defense of antitrust litigation arising out of the international citric acid price-fixing conspiracy, successfully resolving civil and criminal cases throughout the country.
Counsel for B. Braun Medical in company-threatening patent infringement actions, successfully defeating its competitors' attempts to preclude Braun from marketing its innovative IV catheter and medical connector products.
Counsel for Dow Chemical in the successful defense of patent infringement litigation challenging polymer catalyst technology in which the company had invested over $1 billion, winning a two-week bench trial against Exxon.
Counsel for Hughes Aircraft in litigation successfully upholding the Federal Aviation Administration's award of a $475 million satellite navigation contract to Hughes.
Counsel for Nationwide Insurance in over 400 Hurricane Katrina coverage cases in Mississippi, winning the ground-breaking first case to go to trial and defeating the Attorney General's challenge to the policy's flood exclusion.
Memberships & Affiliations
Dean and Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, 2013 to present
Trustee, Federal City Council, 2003 to present
Advisory Board, Corporate Counsel Institute, 1999 to 2013
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012-2013
Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1997 to present
Advisory Board, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994-2000
Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar, 1996-1999
Co-Chair, Litigation Section, District of Columbia Bar, 1993-1996
Vice Chair, Sherman Act Section 2 Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association, 1999-2002
Chair or Faculty for numerous Continuing Legal Education programs on litigation, antitrust or intellectual property topics, sponsored by the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University National Law Center and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Author of practice-oriented commentaries on a variety of litigation, antitrust, and intellectual property topics.