Daniel W. Halston - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Daniel W. Halston

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 617-526-6654

Daniel Halston focuses on securities litigation, general commercial litigation and administrative law disputes. He has represented numerous public and private high technology, life sciences, and financial services companies and their officers and directors in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including securities fraud class actions, derivative litigation, mergers and acquisitions disputes, false claims act actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, investment advisor claims, closely-held corporation disputes, proxy contests, non-competition claims, trade secret claims, software license and development disputes, and a wide variety of public law matters. He also regularly represents clients in internal investigations and before the SEC, FINRA and state regulatory agencies.

Mr. Halston has represented numerous public and private companies and their officers and directors in complex securities, commercial, and corporate governance matters, including Airvana Corporation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc., Biogen Idec, Eclipsys Corporation, Separacor Inc., Sonus Networks, Inc. and State Street Corporation.

From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Halston served as an assistant attorney general in both the Administrative Law and Trial Divisions of the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. He represented the Commonwealth before all courts of the Commonwealth in various disputes with regulated industries and professionals.

Vassar CollegeAB 1982Boston University School of LawJ.D. 1986
FamilyAid Boston

Client Comments

"Dan is much more than just litigation counsel. His experience, expertise and creativity allow him to serve as a trusted strategic advisor in arriving at a business resolution of disputes."

"Dan Halston is an outstanding attorney who is well versed in handling and leading teams in complex investigations. Dan is knowledgeable and well prepared and is sensitive to the needs and issues facing in-house counsel. Dan is trusted by his clients and adversaries alike."

-Jose P. Sierra
Sepracor Inc.

Office Location

60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male