V-Card | Print | PDF | Email Page

Daniel D. McMillan (Dan)


(T) +
(F) +


  • Loyola Marymount University (J.D. summa cum laude [first in class] 1987; Articles Editor, Law Review; B.S. summa cum laude [first in class] 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Charles Clark, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1987 term)

Dan McMillan's practice focuses on complex commercial, business, and construction litigation and transactions. As co-leader of the Firm's global construction practice, which was recognized by Chambers USA as the Construction Practice of the Year for 2017, he represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in large construction disputes and in negotiating and drafting the full panoply of contracts for large projects. Dan has substantial trial and appellate experience, as well as extensive experience with domestic and international arbitrations.

Dan is a member of the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the International Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. He is on the executive board of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School teaching appellate advocacy, and has been an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Dan served on the California Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (2007-2010), which evaluates judicial candidates and reports to the governor.

A frequent speaker and writer on issues of interest to the construction industry and the legal profession, his many publications include: State and Local Construction Projects: An Attorney's Handbook (ABA 2017); "Dispute Review Boards: What The Case Law Says About Them," Dispute Review Journal, Vol. 65, No. 4 (AAA Publishing 2011); and "Truth or Consequences: California's False Claims Act," L.A. Daily Journal (Oct. 21, 2009).

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009) — construction: "zealous, highly effective advocate" and "praised for anticipating issues and crafting successful business solutions"

    Southern California Super Lawyers (2006, 2009, and 2013-2017)
Daniel McMillan Dan