Overview


Daniel R. Campbell focuses his practice on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including collective and class actions, trade secret misappropriation actions, products liability actions and actions under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Daniel has argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has first-chaired or second-chaired several bench and jury trials. Daniel recently first-chaired a five-day jury trial in a police brutality case, and first-chaired a stage-three evidentiary hearing in a post-conviction actual innocence case. His commercial trial experience includes cross-examining major executives in federal court, and conducting direct examinations of fact witnesses and key expert witnesses. Daniel also has experience taking and defending party and expert depositions in large commercial actions, as well as managing large-scale discovery and production in numerous cases.

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Results


  • Resolved putative biometric class action on behalf of preeminent digital display client
  • Obtained complete acquittal after eight-day criminal jury trial in first ever criminal no poach trial in the 130+ year history of the Sherman Act on behalf of Kent Thiry, former CEO 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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Recognitions


  • Featured as one of Litigation Daily’s Litigators of the Week, 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to watch in America, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022
  • Top Lawyers of Illinois, Rising Star, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Illinois, Rising Star, 2019 to 2022
  • McDermott Will & Emery, Professional Development Outstanding Mentor Award, 2017

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Community


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

Credentials


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

Admissions
Illinois
Missouri

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