Daniel P. "Dan" Albers

Daniel P. "Dan" Albers


Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2013

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

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Dan Albers advises on intellectual property disputes and commercial litigation, trials and appeals. A consummate advocate, Dan is known by clients and colleagues alike for providing persuasive and clear arguments grounded in sound legal theory that reflect his clients’ position and their specific objectives.

Dan Albers advises on intellectual property disputes and commercial litigation, trials and appeals. A consummate advocate, Dan is known by clients and colleagues alike for providing persuasive and clear arguments grounded in sound legal theory that reflect his clients’ position and their specific objectives.

Dan’s experience includes a broad range of litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement, ERISA, asbestos removal, environmental issues, insurance defense, securities fraud, antitrust and contract disputes. His clients include individuals, public governmental entities, utilities and banking institutions.

He has prepared and tried a variety of commercial and patent cases in both state and federal court. In fact, Dan’s courtroom capabilities consistently translate into favorable arbitration and ADR results. His pragmatic approach to problem-solving is manifest in skilled representation inside and outside of the courtroom.

In the event trial ensues, Dan’s ability and willingness to take difficult cases to trial, identify the critical and most persuasive elements of an argument, and present complex facts in laymen’s terms is supported by his proven ability to make smart choices that serve his client’s best interests at every turn. Dan’s decades of trial experience are amplified by his intellectual acuity and presentation abilities, which are key components to helping clients realize the right result.

In addition, Dan offers extensive and diverse experience handling appeals in a variety of civil and criminal matters. He has argued four dozen appeals before Illinois state appellate courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Notably, Dan argued and helped his client win the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ERISA preemption case establishing states’ rights to require independent review of medical necessity decision in Moran v. Rush Prudential HMO. He was also an appellate team member in Kemner v. Monsanto, the longest civil jury in U.S. history.

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Location

  • One North Wacker Drive, Suite 4400
    Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign , J.D., graduated 1983
  • University of Illinois - Chicago, B.S., graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, Illinois Bar Association
  • United States, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • Illinois Central District Court
  • Illinois Northern District Court
  • Illinois Southern District Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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

  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law

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