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Daniel Johnson
Daniel E. Johnson
Washington +1 202 662 5224 Download V-card

Dan Johnson has more than 30 years of experience helping government contractors and other clients successfully resolve litigation and employment disputes.

Mr. Johnson has extensive trial experience, resulting in bench and jury verdicts in favor of his clients. These include success in multi-million dollar litigation involving alleged trade secret theft or the movement of key employees between competitors. He also regularly represents clients in complex business litigation arising from prime-sub and other business disputes.

  • Complete jury verdict for defendant contractor in trade secrets case. Mr. Johnson was the lead trial counsel for an aerospace contractor accused by a competitor of theft of trade secrets and other misdeeds. The plaintiff sought $30,000,000, but Mr. Johnson convinced the jury to completely reject the claims.
  • Multi-million dollar judgment for client in trade secrets case. Mr. Johnson was the lead trial counsel for a government contractor suing for theft of trade secrets and conspiracy by former employees and a competitor. After the trial, the court awarded Mr. Johnson’s client over $5,000,000, and the verdict was affirmed on appeal.
  • Complete summary judgment for defense contractor client. Mr. Johnson was lead counsel for a government prime contractor accused of fraud, misuse of trade secrets, and breach of a subcontract. Mr. Johnson convinced the court to enter a summary judgment in favor of his client.
  • Complete verdict for government contractor in labor case. Mr. Johnson was trial co-counsel for a government contractor accused of violating federal labor laws by refusing to hire certain workers. Mr. Johnson helped convince the trial judge that the client had not violated the law.
  • Arbitration verdict for software developer. In this “bet the company” case, Mr. Johnson was lead trial/arbitration counsel for a software development company defending against claims of breach of a software development subcontract for the New York City subway system. Mr. Johnson obtained a complete defense verdict for his client.
  • Successful resolution of employment disputes. In various matters, Mr. Johnson has been lead counsel for employers accused of employment discrimination and/or violation of other employment laws. Mr. Johnson has negotiated favorable settlements for his clients, avoiding the expense and uncertainty of trial.

Reported Cases Include:

  • Plainville Electrical Products Co. v. Bechtel Bettis, Inc., No. 3:06cv920 (SRU), 2009 WL 801639 (D. Conn. Mar. 26, 2009).
  • ManTech Int’l v. Analex Corp., 75 Va. Cir. 354 (Fairfax Co. Cir. Ct. Jul 18, 2008).
  • Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc. v. PRC Inc., 256 Va. 106 (1998).
  • United Technologies Corp. v. Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp., No. 95-444-RRM, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13523 (D. Del. Aug. 14, 1998).
  • DynaLantic Corp. v. Department of Defense, 115 F.3d 1012 (D.C. Cir. 1997).
  • United States v. Laerdal Manuf. Corp., 853 F. Supp. 1219 (D. Or. 1994).
  • Monoflo Int'l, Inc. v. Sahm, 726 F. Supp. 121 (E.D. Va. 1989).

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The District of Columbia Bar, Litigation and Employment Sections
  • Washington Business Journal, Employment Litigation “Top Washington Lawyer” (2008)