DAN NEPPL is the firm’s Deputy General Counsel. He advises the firm in the areas of professional responsibility and risk management and oversees the firm’s vendor and client contracting processes in accordance with the firm’s objectives and risk management strategies. Before joining the firm’s Office of General Counsel, Dan was an active litigation partner and is a member of the Northern District’s Trial Bar.
Dan successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict and has tried numerous arbitral disputes to final award. He has successfully briefed and argued appeals in numerous federal and state appellate courts. Dan is a frequent lecturer on the issue of attorney-client privilege.
Before entering private practice, Dan clerked for the Honorable C. Thomas White, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska. He also worked as Legal Counsel for National Indemnity Company, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway Group of Insurance Companies.
Throughout his career, Dan has received numerous professional recognitions. Ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2010–2017), Dan has been described as a “strategic thinker who is practical, business-minded and solution-oriented” and who is “particularly good at distilling an issue to its essence and then targeting the analysis accordingly.” According to the 2015 edition, Dan has “an amazing mind for detail and incredible ability to master huge amounts of information.” Dan has also been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. (2012–2014), named by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2014–2016) and selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers 2013.