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Dana Baiocco
Partner

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 trial work and strategic advice in mass tort litigation, commercial disputes, and litigation involving consumer goods including retail/clothing, medical devices, aviation, and industrial products made, sold, and distributed globally. Dana counsels clients on minimizing risks, regulatory and reporting obligations, warranties, and product recalls.

Dana's trial experience spans federal, state, and international courts. She represents the Red Sox and Steris Corporation in active state and federal litigation and is part of the litigation team for Relativity Media's Chapter 11 proceedings. She was part of Electrolux's trial team defending its bid for GE's appliance business against the Department of Justice's antitrust challenge. Dana 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.

Dana 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. She was on Financial Guaranty Insurance Company's litigation team for the high-profile lawsuits against Ally Financial and its mortgage subsidiaries arising out of residential mortgage-backed securities FGIC insured in 2005.

Dana is on Jones Day's Product Recall & Accident Response Team, a multidisciplinary legal group prepared to respond in recall or crisis situations.


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