Daniel "Dan" Deane

Daniel "Dan" Deane

Nixon Peabody LLP

Recognized since 2016

Manchester, New Hampshire

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Franchise Law

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Dan Deane is co-leader of the TCPA team and deputy leader of the Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation group. His practice focuses on defending businesses and individuals in high exposure complex civil and criminal litigation in state and federal court and before regulatory agencies. Dan’s clients include national and international businesses and individuals in a variety of industries with a focus in health care, insurance, and financial services.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses in four main areas.

Class Action and aggregate litigation defense

I work with several financial service providers, including some of the nation’s largest national banks. I have secured favorable results for clients by defeating class certification and enforcing contractual arbitration and class-waiver provisions. I have particular experience defending lenders and other consumer-facing businesses against claims relating to debt collection practices, including claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and state consumer protection laws.

Government Investigations and Criminal Defense

I help individuals and companies navigate through federal and state criminal investigation. I’m currently representing a high-level executive under investigation for violation of federal anti-fraud laws and a business facing civil and criminal investigation for violation of environmental protection laws.

Employer Defense

I also represent employers defending claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour class action litigation. I have successfully enforced non-competition and arbitration agreements.


Because of my track record of success and my insider’s perspective as a former law clerk to a federal appellate judge, I am a recognized “go-to” resource within the firm when cases are appealed. I have briefed and argued before the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth United States Courts of Appeal, as well as the New Hampshire and United States Supreme Courts.

Contact & Links


  • 900 Elm Street
    Manchester, NH 03101-2031


  • University of Connecticut, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • Maine, Maine Bar Associatioin


  • Federal Practice Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association - Chair

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Nixon Peabody LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

176 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

74 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Law

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law

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