Daniel R. Campbell - Commercial Litigation Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Daniel R. Campbell is a trial lawyer with significant experience trying cases in state and federal courts. Daniel focuses his trial practice on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including collective and class actions, products liability actions, trust and estate litigation matters, private equity and corporate deal disputes and actions under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

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  • Obtained complete acquittal after  criminal jury trial in first ever criminal no poach trial in the 130+ year history of the Sherman Act on behalf of former senior executive of DaVita, Inc.
  • First-chaired three-day emergency arbitration related to termination for cause of private equity fund member
  • Co-chaired, and prevailed in, a five-day jury trial in a police brutality case under Section 1983

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation & Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2023 – 2024
  • Crain’s Chicago Business, 40 Under 40, 2023
  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America, “Highly Commended” for Practice of Law: Access to Justice & Civil Rights, 2023
  • Featured as one of Litigation Daily’s Litigators of the Week, 2022
  • Top Lawyers of Illinois, Rising Star, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Illinois, Rising Star, 2019 to 2022

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  • Dan serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Chicago


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2013
University of Missouri, BA, summa cum laude, 2010


Courts/ Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
US District Court for the District of Colorado
US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri