Our attorney Spotlight for this month’s IP Litigation blog is Daniel D. Quick (Member and Practice Department Manager: Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation and ADR) in Troy. 

Dan Quick is the practice department manager for the Firm’s Canadian and U.S. Commercial litigation practice.  His practice regularly deals with intellectual property matters, and he is former chair of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation committee and has been recognized as an IP All Star.  

Mr. Quick has handled a number of matters involving Copyright, IP & Entertainment Litigation.  As lead counsel for Universal Music Group and related entities and associated artists (including Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Dr. Dre), Mr. Quick has prevailed in copyright claims, commercial disputes and defamation actions in Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Victories include dismissal of copyright infringement action and an award of over $500,000 in sanctions for “campaign of fraud” committed by plaintiffs and their counsel.  Mr. Quick also successfully prevailed on a motion for Motown-era songwriters against a major label in dispute regarding copyright recapture and assignment of songwriter agreements, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement.  Mr. Quick was the counsel for Apple and Universal Music in a Michigan trial involving claims by Eminem copyright holders over royalties from iTunes downloads. And for Harley-Davidson, Mr. Quick defeated a plaintiff’s claim for violation of right of publicity based upon alleged use of his likeness on a product. 

Mr. Quick also regularly litigates trade secretdisputes and has written extensively on the topic.  Dan has successfully litigated numerous trade secret matters, including litigation against former employees in a two week federal court trial and the defense of the company and its top executive against claims by a former employer in the landmark case that established the “inevitable disclosure” doctrine in Michigan.  Mr. Quick is the author of Michigan Business Torts (the leading Michigan treatise) and the national Bloomberg BNA portfolio on Trade Secret litigation.


For a full and comprehensive review of Mr. Quick’s accomplishments, please click here. Mr. Quick may be reached in our Troy office at 248-433-7242.