Daniel J. Boland is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Boland concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on antitrust, director and officer liability, and securities litigation. He also has experience advising clients on antitrust compliance and e-discovery issues and working with experts on complex financial and economic issues.
Representative engagements in which Mr. Boland has been involved include:
Director and Officer Liability
- In re Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation No. II – defended a major international glass manufacturer in putative class actions alleging price fixing in the U.S. glass industry
- JELD-WEN, Inc. v. AGC America, Inc., et al. – currently defending a major international glass manufacturer in opt-out litigation alleging price fixing in the U.S. glass industry
- Toledo Mack Sales & Services, Inc. v. Mack Trucks, Inc. – secured defense verdicts for a major truck manufacturer against Sherman Act, Robinson-Patman Act, and state law claims brought by dealer in two jury trials. Further secured $1.6 million judgment on counterclaim for misappropriation of trade secrets.
- RDK Truck Sales & Service, Inc. v. Mack, Trucks, Inc. – secured summary judgment for major truck manufacturer on antitrust claims brought by independent truck dealer for alleged conspiracies between manufacturer, dealers and truck body suppliers
- West Penn Allegheny Health System v. UPMC and Highmark, Inc. – currently representing the second-largest hospital system in Pittsburgh in an antitrust action against its largest competitor for alleged illegal monopolization
- Wallach v. Eaton Corp., et al. and Avenarius v. Eaton Corp., et al. – currently representing a major truck manufacturer in putative class actions regarding alleged price fixing in the U.S. heavy duty transmission market
- In re Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation – represented a major pharmaceuticals manufacturer against class action claims alleging monopolization under the Sherman Act and various state laws
- AlarMax Distrib. Inc. v. Tyco Safety Products Canada, Ltd. – defended a burglar alarm products manufacturer against claims alleging competitive injury resulting from an exclusive dealing arrangement.
- defended corporate officers against breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from alleged misrepresentation of the corporation’s financial condition
- represented a special litigation committee of a board of directors evaluating shareholder demands asserting breach of fiduciary duty and corporate waste claims
- represented a nonprofit corporation investigating allegations that its directors and officers breached their fiduciary duties to the corporation
- represented a corporate officer in an environmental investigation conducted by a federal agency.
- defended corporations in federal investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission
- represented a special litigation committee of a board of directors evaluating shareholder demands asserting insider trading and securities fraud claims
- defended a securities broker in federal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Boland also is a certified public accountant (inactive status). Before joining Pepper, Mr. Boland was an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP in Philadelphia. He currently serves as secretary for the Delaware Valley/Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Attorneys – Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Boland is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.