Daniel Plunkett has been helping clients navigate complex issues and cases for more than 25 years. As a member of the Commercial Litigation team in the firm’s New Orleans office, Dan focuses his practice on consumer finance litigation, including the defense of class actions against financial institutions. He also handles white collar matters, government investigations, and government contracts matters, including bid protests.
White Collar Crime
As a member of the firm’s White Collar/Government Investigations Group, Dan handles corporate investigations and white collar cases, often for financial services companies. Dan has worked on corporate investigations and litigation arising out of:
- Ethics investigations/charges
- Regulatory proceedings
- Criminal proceedings
Commercial litigation, including defending clients in consumer finance matters, is the heart of Dan’s practice and experience. He handles False Claims Act cases for clients in the financial services and other industries. Dan represents multiple lenders/syndicators in tax credit litigation, including partnership disputes and removals.
As co-chair of the firm’s Construction/Government Contracts practice industry group, Dan has handled state and federal bid protests, requests for equitable adjustment, and subcontractor disputes. He directs a team with even broader experience.
At Tulane Law School, Dan served as an editor of the Tulane Law Review. After earning awards for the highest grades in Trial Advocacy and Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Dan accepted an invitation to join the adjunct faculty teaching trial practice skills at the law school. He has also taught at the School of Hotel, Restaurants, and Tourism at the University of New Orleans. Dan has spoken at a wide range of seminars on topics from professionalism and ethics to credit insurance, subcontractor issues, and the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Before joining McGlinchey, Dan clerked for Judge A. J. McNamara at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.