Dan A. Brody

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Dan Brody is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section, including the Business Litigation, Government Enforcement and White-Collar Defense, and Internal Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation matters, government and internal investigations, corporate compliance, and criminal defense.

    Business Litigation

    Mr. Brody routinely helps businesses navigate complex business disputes in state and federal courts. He handles a range of business disputes, including claims of breach of contract, unfair trade practices, theft of trade secrets, claims stemming from employee misconduct, and other business torts. His clients have included small and large companies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and religious institutions.

    Government Enforcement and White-Collar Defense

    Mr. Brody regularly represents and advises institutional clients in all stages of criminal and civil government enforcement actions and investigations, such as civil investigative demands, grand jury subpoenas, and criminal and civil enforcement actions filed in court. This work has involved federal and state agencies, including:

    • the United States Department of Justice
    • various United States Attorneys' Offices
    • the United States Department of Justice, Office of the Special Counsel (Special Counsel: Robert Mueller)
    • the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • the Environmental Protection Agency
    • the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of the Inspector General
    • state/district attorneys’ offices
    • state attorneys general and other administrative agencies in various states

    Mr. Brody’s experience has included the representation of nonprofit associations in connection with federal compliance audits, the defense of a company from federal criminal charges in connection with a joint United States Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency investigation, the representation of clients in response to civil investigative demands and criminal grand jury subpoenas, and the representation of a client in connection with a federal grand jury subpoena issued by the United States Department of Justice, Office of the Special Counsel.

    Internal Investigations and Corporate Compliance

    Mr. Brody conducts internal investigations for entities facing crisis situations as a result of a variety of matters, such as allegations of financial wrongdoing, regulatory non-compliance, or employee misconduct. Recently, Mr. Brody conducted an internal investigation of a medical treatment facility in response to law enforcement inquiries and the commencement of criminal charges against multiple employees of the treatment facility. One aspect of Mr. Brody's investigation included identifying areas of the treatment facility’s internal policies and procedures in need of revision and suggesting appropriate revisions. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, Mr. Brody coordinated the criminal defenses of the treatment facility’s employees, which resulted in the dismissal of all criminal charges.

    Pro Bono and Community Involvement

    Mr. Brody also maintains a significant pro bono practice. In particular, Mr. Brody participates in the firm’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order program, where he provides free representation to victims of domestic violence who are seeking restraining orders. Mr. Brody’s pro bono practice also includes assisting veterans with resolving housing disputes and representing indigent defendants in criminal matters.

    Mr. Brody is a member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Law Center in Hartford, Connecticut. He is also an Officer and Board member of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA).

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brody was a law clerk for Chief Judge William J. Lavery and Judge Thomas A. Bishop at the Connecticut Appellate Court. He also was an intern law clerk for Judge Michael P. Shea at the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. He previously worked for law firms in West Hartford, Connecticut; interned with the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, Hartford Judicial District; and served as a law clerk for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender.

    While in law school, Mr. Brody interned for the United States Department of Justice, Gang and Organized Crime Division, and for the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, Appellate Bureau, where he briefed, argued, and won State v. Schuler, 157 Conn. App. 757, 118 A.3d 91 (2015), in the Connecticut Appellate Court. In addition, Mr. Brody was a pro bono honoree and the recipient of the Aspen Law and Business Award for Evidence and the Avlin Pudlin Scholarship for First Amendment study. He is also a former college soccer player.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Assisted in representation of educational institution against claims arising from alleged sexual abuse of a minor by school faculty. Case settled before trial.

      • Assisted with representation of a corporation in connection with a joint U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency investigation. Helped with negotiating a favorable resolution and plea terms for client.

      • Appearing on behalf of the State of Connecticut, successfully obtained the affirmance of a defendant’s conviction for sexual assault. State v. Schuler, 157 Conn. App. 757, 118 A.3d 91 (2015).

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
      Board of Directors; Secretary; Co-chair of Hartford Committee

      National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Children's Law Center
      Board of Directors
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "When the Government Knocks On Your Door: Best Practices For Corporate Counsel When Responding to Grand Jury Subpoenas," co-presented with Edward J. Heath, as part of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's 2018 Northeast Regional Conference (6/9/2018)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • June 12, 2018

        Dan Brody and Ed Heath Present During NAPABA 2018 Northeast Regional Conference

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      • May 10, 2018

        Kelly Barnett and Dan Brody Present Training for Attorneys Looking to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

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      • April 23, 2018

        Kelly Barnett, Dan Brody, and Nuala Droney Help Prepare Victims of Domestic Violence to Testify at Hearings

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      R+C News Releases

      • July 31, 2017

        Dan Brody Elected to Children’s Law Center Board of Directors

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      • January 31, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Six New Associates