In 1999, Dan joined the United States Attorney’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee where he prosecuted health care fraud cases. In 2001, Dan was fortunate to transfer back to the District of Maine as a drug prosecutor. Since 2005, Dan has been the lead task force attorney for the District’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCEDTF) which oversees Maine’s largest federal drug investigations and prosecutions. As chief drug prosecutor, Dan has been involved in many investigations/prosecutions involving international and interstate drug trafficking organizations, trying numerous multi-defendant drug conspiracy cases to successful verdicts. In 2010, he received the Director’s Award from the United States Department of Justice for outstanding performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.
Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Dan worked for Berman and Simmons and Warren Silver, P.A. doing general civil and criminal litigation work. Through his varied litigation practice at these firms, Dan represented individuals in jury and bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations, involving personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance disputes. Dan also handled appeals before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Dan received his JD in 1990 from Marshall-Wythe (William and Mary) School of Law, with the Order of the Coif, and in 1986 received his B.A. in Political Science from Bates College.