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Danny Tobey

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Tobey, Danny

Biography
Danny is a trial and appellate lawyer who has argued successfully in front of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Delaware Supreme Court, and trial courts across Texas.

Danny’s clients include energy, healthcare, media, private equity, software, airline, and environmental services companies, as well as several prominent law firms.  Danny has used his experience as a medical doctor to represent hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in matters ranging from patent disputes to tort claims.

Danny serves on the firm’s Pro Bono committee and has represented numerous pro bono clients.  He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly and an Outstanding Attorney Under Forty.


Representative Experience
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  • Argued successfully in front of Delaware Supreme Court sitting en banc; obtained complete summary affirmance of nearly US$1 million judgment for private-equity client against bad-faith litigants; affirmed one day after oral argument by the Chief Justice writing for the full Court
  • Argued successfully in front of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in trade-secrets case; won affirmance of dismissal of all claims against client for forum non conveniens; opinion issued two weeks after oral argument
  • Lead Associate on team defending major bank against lawsuit by US$19 billion alternative credit manager; argued successful opposition to summary judgment preserving client’s counterclaims for US$37.5 million; drafted successful summary judgment motions leading to dismissal of US$7 million of plaintiff’s US$11 million in claims; case settled favorably
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2003 (Benjamin Scharps Prize for “the best paper by a third-year student”; Margaret Gruter Prize for the best paper on biological sciences and the law)
  • Harvard College, A.B. Social Studies, magna cum laude with Highest Honors in Social Studies, 1999 (Philo Sherman Bennett Award for “the best essay discussing the principles of free government”; John Harvard Scholarship for “academic achievement of the highest distinction”; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D., 2008 (Southwestern Foundation Scholarship for “outstanding scholastic achievements”; four-year Alumni Scholar)
  • Legal intern to Chief of Criminal Appeals, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, 2001
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2005
Professional Recognition
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  • Named a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Recognized in Texas Rising Stars, 2012 - 2014
  • Named an “Outstanding Attorney Under 40” by the Cardozo Society, 2012-2015
Activities and Affiliations
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  • Member: Parkland Foundation Campaign Steering Committee (2013 - present)
  • Member: Museum Board, Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2013 - present); Legal Advisory Committee (2013 - present); Advisory Board (2012 - 2013)
  • Member: Judiciary Committee, Dallas Bar Association (2012 - present); Admissions and Membership Committee (2013 - present)
Publications and Presentations
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  • “Persuasive Writing and Courtroom Presentation: Tips For More Effective Advocacy,” Judiciary Committee, Dallas Bar Association, 2014 (moderated panel of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and Dallas Court of Appeals judges)
  • “The Law Firm Summer Associate Dance,” Yale Law School, 2014 (panelist)
  • “The Modern Jury Trial: Opening Statements,” Judiciary Committee, Dallas Bar Association, 2013 (moderator)


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Danny Tobey
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Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201-2975

Tel  +1.214.220.7848
Fax  +1.214.999.7848
dtobey@velaw.com

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