Daniel B. McLane


  • Daniel B. McLane
  • Phone: +1 412 497 1032
    Fax: +1 412 202 8652

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    600 Grant Street, Suite 5010
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2802

Daniel B. McLane serves as lead trial counsel in commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before the American Arbitration Association. Mr. McLane represents corporations in complex litigation including closely held shareholder disputes and custodian proceedings. He also represents oil and gas exploration companies in litigation throughout Pennsylvania.

Mr. McLane is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and a graduate of Roanoke College.



  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • Roanoke College, B.A., 1992


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
  • Eckert Seamans
    - Partner, 2003-2021
    - Associate, 1995-2002

Honors and Awards

Selected Publications

  • “2020 in Review: Virtual Litigation,” pages 28-29, Bloomberg Law Practice Perspectives, December 2020

  • “Avoid Losing Control of a Remote Witness: Some Suggestions,” Bloomberg Law Insight, November 9, 2020

  • “Guidelines for Handling Exhibits in a Socially Distanced Courtroom,” Bloomberg Law Professional Perspective, November 2020

  • “A Primer on Oil and Gas Arbitrations,” Oil and Gas Investor, March 2017

  • “Inadvertent loss of the attorney-client privilege in a corporate transaction,” Westlaw Journal Professional Liability, January 2017

  • “Inadvertent Loss of the Attorney/Client Privilege in a Corporate Transaction,” Wall Street Lawyer, November 2016

Media Hits

  • “Courts attempt to balance innovation with access in remote proceedings,” ABA Journal, February 1, 2021

  • “Energy Co. Is Owed $500K For Withheld Gas Sale Proceeds,” Law360, January 13, 2021

  • “Pa. Justices to Mull No-Hire Clauses Between Businesses,” Law360, July 25, 2019

  • “Justices’ Potential Ruling on No-Hire Pacts Could Mean ‘Major Shift’ for Pa. Employers,” The Legal Intelligencer, July 25, 2019

  • “Nearly $200,000 in attorney fees sought in oil, gas lease fight,” Westlaw Journal Environmental, January 18, 2017

  • “Wholesaler Files Suit Against Rivertowne Over Distribution Deal,” Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, October 7, 2015

  • “Finding Common Ground Paramount to Judge,” Sharon Herald, March 5, 2014

  • “Judge’s Action Upholds Founder’s Firing,” Sharon Herald, March 23, 2014

  • “Lawsuit Involving Two Westmoreland Firms Settled for $3.5M,” Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, April 2, 2014

  • “Paramount Games Lawsuit Settled,” Sharon Herald, August 15, 2014

  • “Family Feud Over Wilpen Hall Heads to Court,” Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, July 23, 2013

  • “Equitable Facing $320K Fine in Blast,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 2, 2006

  • “PUC Blames Equitable for Ross House Explosion,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2006

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product," presentation to in-house legal counsel at Wabtec, November 10, 2021
  • Presenter, “Modern Transactions and Historical Clauses: The Effect of Legacy Agreements on Current Interest Conveyances,” Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association 2019 Fall Conference, September 2019

  • Co-presenter, “News You Can Use,” Eckert Seamans’ Human Resources Forum, May 2016

  • “Trials in the Real World: How Things are Done in the Federal Court in Western Pennsylvania,” Federal Court Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, March 3, 2011