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Daniel C. Oliverio

Chairman Emeritus; Business Crimes & Criminal Investigations Practice Leader
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

University at Buffalo, B.S., Engineering, With Honors

University at Buffalo, M.B.A.

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

In addition to serving as Chairman Emeritus 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; and white-collar criminal investigations involving taxation, fraud, antitrust, and environmental crimes. Dan has a strong technical background. 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. Dan is a federal mediation panel member for the United States District Court, Western District of New York. His practice is primarily before the U.S. district courts, and he has appeared in 17 federal district courts over the years.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation) 2013 - 2023
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, (Litigation: General Commercial) 2017 - 2022
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Business Litigation) 2010 - 2022
  • Listed, Buffalo Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, 2019: University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Buffalo Business First's Power 250, 2016 - 2019
  • Listed, Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York Legal Leader, 2017
  • Listed, Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York, 2014
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Martingale-Hubbell AV Rated

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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 University at Buffalo School of Law 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. He is also President of The Buffalo Club (2019).