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Dana Baiocco
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Contact

(T) +1.617.449.6889
(F) +1.617.449.6999

Education

  • Duquesne University (J.D. 1997, cum laude; Justice Louis Mandarino Honor Society for Achievement in Trial and Appellate Advocacy; Order of Barristers); Ohio University (B.S. in Journalism 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Third, and Ninth Circuits

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Judge Gustave Diamond, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1996-1998)

Clients describe Dana Baiocco as a "very smart and tough" litigator, who is "very responsive and thorough" and "provides efficient and effective legal counsel relative to some very difficult situations." She is known for strategic business advice and high-intensity trials involving mass torts, consumer and industrial products, and medical devices in federal, state and international courts. Dana counsels clients on minimizing risks, regulatory and reporting obligations, warranties, and CPSC product recalls.

Dana is go-to counsel for the Boston Red Sox. She led Vibram USA's defense in Bezdek v. Vibram, et al., a putative class action based on allegations of false and misleading advertising regarding Vibram's extremely popular FiveFingers minimalist shoes, and she was the first chair trial lawyer winning a victory for Honeywell Safety Products and Bacou-Dalloz in New York state respirator litigation (Wiacek v. 3M, et al.) and for Parker Hannifin in aviation component part litigation (Brewer v. Dodson [aff'd, 9th Cir.]). She defended Yamaha in its Rhino product liability litigation nationwide and in a French tribunal. Dana is on Jones Day's Product Recall & Accident Response Team, a multidisciplinary legal group prepared to respond in recall or crisis situations.

Dana is a member of Brimmer and May School's Annual Fund Committee and the Carousel Ball Committee for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dana is a former officer of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the MDL Steering Committee for the Boston Bar Association.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Legal 500 — leading lawyer or recommended in litigation for product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco) (2013-2014), toxic tort (2014-2016), automotive/transport (2015-2016), and aerospace/aviation (2007, 2009-2011, and 2014)

    Selected by American Lawyer Media as one of 35 Pennsylvania lawyers as a "2005 Lawyer on the Fast Track"

    Named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Star" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics (2005-2007)
Dana Baiocco