Dan Taylor has trial, appellate and arbitration experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of business litigation matters involving securities, ERISA, corporate governance, business torts, shareholder rights, intellectual property, and complex contracts. He has tried cases throughout the United States and in each of the three federal districts within North Carolina. He has extensive experience with matters in the North Carolina Business Court.
A 1968 graduate of the United States Military Academy and Vietnam veteran, he attended Wake Forest University School of Law, graduating cum laude. Following law school, he served as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Hiram H. Ward, MDNC. Mr. Taylor has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation continuously since 2005, for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions continuously since 2006, and for Litigation - Securities, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Litigation - Banking and Finance continuously since 2007. He was named "Lawyer of the Year" for the Greensboro region in the area of Securities Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2012 and “Lawyer of the Year” for the Greensboro region in the area of Banking and Finance Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2016. Dan has been continuously named to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" list, recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and listed as a "Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyer" from 2008 through 2015 and as a "North Carolina Super Lawyer" in 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recommended by Legal 500 US for Trade Secrets Litigation in 2014 and 2016.
Mr. Taylor, an instrument rated private pilot, has handled a variety of complex litigation matters for prominent Fortune 500 companies including Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Reynolds American Inc., E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Lincoln Financial Media, Western Union Company, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Sara Lee Corporation, Branch Banking and Trust Company, Wachovia Bank, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, as well as for individuals and private entities.
Professional & Community Activities
Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court
Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), Fellow
Reynolda Rotary Club, Past President
Wake Forest University School of Law, Board of Visitors, Member
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Parents Council (2002-2008)
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Forsyth County Bar Association
Forsyth Country Day School, Past Board and Executive Committee Member