Maxwell Goss speaks with Daniel Sharkey, a supply chain litigation attorney who has been ranked by Super Lawyers as a top 10 lawyer in the state of Michigan. Dan discusses an automotive case in which he helped his client achieve a great result by shaping the factual record long before a lawsuit was filed. Along the way, Dan offers great insights on counseling business clients and strategically positioning a case for success from start to finish.
00:19 – Introduction
01:14 – Dan Sharkey’s trial experience as a JAG attorney
02:25 – More about Dan and his law practice
04:32 – Auto supply chain litigation
06:49 – Thoughts on the supply chain crisis
11:24 – The value a seasoned litigator can add at the contract stage
13:02 – The Bilstein case
23:02 – Thoughts on contract negotiation
27:36 – Dan’s advice for setting the table for a dispute
30:51 – Where to find Dan Sharkey online
Daniel N. Sharkey, a cofounder and member of Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC, concentrates his practice in business and supply-chain contracts and litigation. He has significant experience in litigation issues such as construction, class actions, environment, franchises and dealerships, intellectual property, creditors, and sales representatives. He has tried more than 60 cases in U.S. District, bankruptcy, military, and state courts, and in private arbitrations. Dan was previously a shareholder at Butzel Long and a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 3rd Infantry Division, where he served as a trial counsel and special assistant U.S. attorney. Dan is President of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of Michigan chapter and is former chair of the Michigan State Bar’s commercial litigation committee. Dan is also Adjunct Visiting Professor, Michigan State School of Supply Chain Management. Dan has been ranked by Super Lawyers as a top 10 lawyer in Michigan.