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Daniel C. Oliverio

Chairman; False Claims Act &Whistleblower Representation and Business Crimes, Regulatory Offenses & Corporate Investigations Practices Leader
  • New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western District of New York and Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Canadian Patent Office and Canadian Trade Marks Office

B.S., engineering, with honors, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

M.B.A., Graduate School of Management, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

J.D., cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

In addition to serving as chair of the firm and leader of Hodgson Russ's False Claims Act & Whistleblower Representation and Business Crimes, Regulatory Offenses & Corporate Investigations Practices, Dan is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Practice, placing Dan among the firm's leaders in both civil business litigation and white-collar criminal and regulatory matters, including corporate investigations and compliance. Dan has also appeared in numerous federal False Claims Act cases on behalf of both relators and defendants. He led a team of Hodgson Russ attorneys in the successful representation of two of the plaintiffs who blew the whistle on Johnson & Johnson for its off-label marketing of Risperdal, resulting in one of the largest-ever False Claims Act settlements. Dan also serves as the firm's primary relationship partner on key engagements involving a major commercial bank, a substantial regional construction and construction management company, and a global manufacturing concern, among others.

A former assistant U.S. attorney and special prosecutor, Dan has served as counsel in numerous commercial cases; intellectual property cases, including patent disputes; and white-collar criminal investigations involving taxation, fraud, antitrust, and environmental crimes. Dan has a strong technical background, and he has handled numerous cases involving sophisticated scientific and technical issues. With representation of one of the largest health care systems in New York State, Dan has wide experience in the analysis and defense of civil and criminal health care fraud investigations. He is also an experienced Surrogate's Court litigator, having represented objectants in one of the largest Surrogate's Court trust-accounting verdicts in New York State. His practice is primarily before the U.S. district courts, and he has appeared in 15 federal district courts over the past six years.

Dan is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Patent and Trademark Office, and does a substantial amount of cross-border litigation and counseling through the firm's Toronto office.


  • Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York, 2014
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation)
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2016


Social Media

Dan contributes to Hodgson Russ’s Whistleblower Blog. His blog entries include:

Professional Associations

Dan has served as a panel attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and was chair of the Bar Association of Erie County's Intellectual Property Committee from 1993-94. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Erie County.

Community & Pro Bono

Dan is a member of the SUNY Buffalo Law School Dean's Advisory Council and the SUNY Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Systems Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, making him the only alumni of the University at Buffalo who is currently sitting on two Dean's Advisory Councils. He has also taught trial technique as a member of SUNY Buffalo Law School's adjunct faculty. In 2009, Dan was appointed by New York State Governor David Paterson to the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority, which he chaired from 2010-12.