Daniel Kotchen is a reputed lawyer focusing on practice areas such as Antitrust and trade law, Class action, Litigation, and Discrimination. He is a partner and an attorney at the law fir, Kotchen & Low LLP. He specializes in complex commercial litigation, counseling, and representing clients before governmental agencies.
He has taken leadership roles in private practice in numerous complex commercial litigation matters related to areas such as antitrust, employment, fraud, and class action claims.
In his 20 years of legal career, he has developed an expertise in antitrust. He has represented defendants against more than $1 billion claims and achieved positive outcomes. He has also fought for the plaintiffs in many cases, resulting in settlements of approximately $220 million.
He served as a trial lawyer with the Federal Trade Commission from 1998 to 2001. He handled litigation matters in merger and non-merger cases in front of the federal court as well as administratively within the FTC. He led in investigations of pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers. He also served as the FTC’s liaison to the Food and Drug Administration.
Under Litigation, he has experience in dealing with a broad spectrum of antitrust theories, including allegations concerning conspiracies, monopolization, intellectual property licensing, patent misuse, and mergers and acquisitions.
Attorney Kotchen is currently occupied with litigating several cases related to massive class action employment discrimination. A notable case alleges that defendants employed H-1B visa holders as a means of discriminating in favor of a particular race or national origin. In another case, he is litigating a class action age discrimination against a large tech company.
He has counseled clients from different types of industries such as consumer goods and retail, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and distribution, airline and other forms of transportation, telecommunications, and energy.
He has the experience of representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Transportation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and state attorneys general.
He has acquired the license to practice in both Washington DC and Wisconsin states in 2001 and 1998 respectively. He completed his Bachelor in Arts in 1993 from the College of Wooster. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1997. He has also done MBA from the University of Wisconsin.
He has acquired professional memberships of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Wisconsin Bar. After gaining Government experience by working for the Federal Trade Commission, he served as an Associate at the law firm, Sadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, during the year 2001-2002.
He later joined the law firm, Boies Schiller & Flexner and worked there from 2002 to 2005. He acquired corporate experience by working with Kimberly Clark Global Sales, Inc. as a Counsel from 2006 to 2008. He set up his law firm, Kotchen & Low LLP in 2008.
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