Dan Blinka is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and the Government Investigations, White Collar & Compliance team in the firm’s Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, government enforcement actions and internal investigations.
Dan’s civil litigation experience includes a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States where Dan represents clients involved in matters that stem from mergers and acquisitions, theft of proprietary information, fraudulent transfers, embezzlement, professional liability and breach of contract.
Dan also conducts internal investigations and provides representation to clients under investigation by federal and state government regulatory agencies, including matters arising from supposed violations of securities regulations, banking regulations, heath care regulations, public company accounting regulations, among others. As a result, Dan has significant experience representing clients subject to private enforcement actions and/or investigations commenced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), and the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA). Dan also has experience representing both targets of and witnesses associated with white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by the United States Department of Justice and local district attorneys’ offices. Dan has conducted a number of internal investigations, typically involving employee embezzlement and/or whistleblower allegations about regulatory violations.
Dan serves his community through involvement with various organizations. He is presently a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors and serves on a Milwaukee Bar Association standing committee that aims to improve access to justice.
Dan previously worked as a special prosecutor and for the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2009
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors
Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court
Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2012 - present)
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009
Master of Arts, Brown University, 2004, History
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003, History, with honors