Dan Lynch is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Lynch Law Group. He has been an attorney for more than 25 years. His areas of strength and experience include securities litigation; business succession planning; employment law counseling and litigation; commercial litigation; mergers and acquisitions; and general corporate transactions. Dan is a success-driven leader with superior organization and communication skills. He has practical business experience, a solid work ethic and brings an entrepreneurial approach to his practice of law.
Before starting his own law firm, Dan was Vice President and General Counsel for Quadrivius, Inc., a middle-market company based in Rochester, Pennsylvania, engaged in third-party logistics. In this role, Dan was responsible for managing a full range of legal services and solutions in all areas of the business. He provided legal advice on general corporate, commercial and employment matters. Dan performed dispute resolution and negotiation; drafted, reviewed and negotiated contracts, licenses and other contracting devices; and supervised and managed outside counsel who were assisting with litigation, corporate actions, employment issues and intellectual property, including service marks, copyrights and technology licensing. Dan reported to the CEO and was on the executive committee; however, he was more than a lawyer for the company. The Human Resources and Facilities Departments reported up through Dan, and he was the Chair of the Security and Innovation Committees for the company. During the last quarter of 2001, the CEO asked Dan to spend part of his time leading the business development department of one of the company’s divisions.
Prior to his employment at Quadrivius, Dan was the CEO of 3e Software, Inc., a start-up company located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that provided software to e-marketplaces. As the CEO, Dan was responsible for the overall management of the company, which included operations, marketing, sales, finance, product development, and information technology. Dan established the organizational structure and strategic direction of the company, raised the seed financing, managed the financial performance and forecasting, and hired and led the management team. In addition to the responsibilities of the CEO, Dan managed the legal department for the company, including direct coordination of outside legal counsel.
Before joining 3e Software, Dan was a practicing lawyer for six years at Reed Smith LLP, a major law firm with over 1500 lawyers headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dan focused his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in the areas of technology, financial services, construction, civil RICO, shareholder derivative actions, commercial contract and lease drafting and negotiating and First Amendment litigation. While at Reed Smith, Dan was responsible for managing his own caseload; generating new business; managing client relations; and staffing the majority of his cases. His legal work included drafting motions, legal briefs and memoranda; editing motions, briefs and memoranda written by others; and appearing in court for trials, hearings, legal arguments and conferences. Dan served as the lead attorney in the majority of his caseload, he oversaw teams of lawyers on most cases, and managed an $18 million technology case.
He joined Reed Smith after completing a one-year clerkship for the Honorable James H. Brickley, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and a one-year clerkship for the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Dan and his family reside in Fombell, Pennsylvania. He enjoys traveling, competing in triathlons, playing soccer and golf, hiking and other outdoor activities, reading, cooking and spending time with his wife and four children.He has volunteered as a coach for the Cranberry Township Athletic Association and for Saint Kilian Parish School in Cranberry Township, where he also served as director of the school’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Dan currently serves as a board member for the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and the Fort McIntosh Club in Beaver County and as chairman of the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School Parent Communication Committee.