Dan A. Brody


  • Overview


    Dan Brody is a member of the firm's Litigation Section, including the Business Litigation and Government Investigations, Corporate Compliance + Criminal Defense 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, and other business torts. His clients have included small and large companies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and religious institutions.

    Government Investigations, Corporate Compliance, and Criminal Defense

    Mr. Brody advises institutional clients in connection with criminal and civil government investigations and enforcement actions. This work has involved federal agencies such as the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the attorneys general and other administrative agencies in various states.

    Pro Bono

    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.

    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 the recipient of the Aspen Law and Business Award for Evidence and the Avlin Pudlin Scholarship for First Amendment study. He was also a pro bono honoree.

  • 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

      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