September 25, 2021

Volume XI, Number 268

Daniel E. Tranen

Daniel Tranen is an accomplished litigator who has handled matters and tried cases across the litigation spectrum and throughout the United States in his more than 20-year law practice. Daniel is licensed in the state and federal courts of Missouri, Illinois, Georgia and Massachusetts, and has previously lived and worked in each of these jurisdictions.

Areas of Focus

Life Sciences

Daniel is a co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice. His primary focus is on the defense of life sciences companies for individual claims and in the area of mass torts. He has been serving as national coordinating counsel handling product liability matters for a major international life sciences company and its affiliates for nearly 10 years. Daniel’s past and current work includes representing clients in mass torts involving the national pain pump litigation, the heparin contamination crisis, dozens of cases involving allegedly contaminated flush syringes, the defense (as local counsel) of NECC in the national meningitis outbreak, and most recently knee implants and cold therapy devices. He has previously defended life sciences companies in cases involving spinal implants, catheters, infusers, stents, IVC filters, dental implants, orthopedic screws and allegedly contaminated allografts. Daniel has twice been awarded trophies for outstanding advocacy by a major life sciences insurer at its annual panel counsel meeting. 

Insurance Coverage

Daniel also devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing insurance companies in insurance coverage disputes. This work includes representation of insurers in D&O, E&O, CGL, and other third-party and first-party insurance coverage litigation. He handles these matters across the country with a focus on Missouri and Illinois coverage disputes. Daniel has most recently been providing coverage advice to insurers regarding the potential for coverage of the national opioid litigation. He has also been appointed as one of two subcommittee co-chairs for the ABA Section on Insurance Coverage Litigation in the areas of food, drugs and products liability. Daniel has found that his work as a defense lawyer for life sciences companies and as an insurance coverage litigator has increased his knowledge and effectiveness in both areas of his practice. 

Professional Liability

Daniel has been representing professionals in liability matters throughout his career with a focus on the defense of lawyers, engineers, accountants, appraisers, therapists, real estate brokers and professionals in the securities industry, including FINRA arbitrations. He has helped therapists and lawyers with licensing issues. He has also worked in the defense of medical professionals, other health care providers and in the defense of nursing homes and long term care facilities. 


Articles in the National Law Review database by Daniel E. Tranen