Daniel Appelman Partner
Dan's practice focuses on complex technology-related transactions, strategic alliances, privacy compliance, and cybersecurity. His clients create and commercialize products and services in the clean technology, semiconductor, networking, software, telecommunications, electronic commerce, internet, biotechnology, bioinformatics and medical devices areas. Dan represents both private and public companies, from start-ups through all phases of their growth and development.
Dan has over twenty years of experience representing both early stage and established companies in licensing, joint ventures, technology transfers, outsourcing, system acquisitions and other commercial and strategic transactions in the United States and abroad and in helping his clients establish and exploit intellectual property rights in their inventions. He also counsels clients on emerging legal and regulatory compliance issues, including privacy, export control, data security and digital content rights management.
Dan acts as a senior advisor to clients on technology transactions matters and assists them in the full range of business arrangements involving the acquisition and commercialization of technology. Dan also advises on the technology and intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and investments.
Dan has published articles on computer and telecommunications law, internet governance, and the law of electronic commerce. He currently serves a co-chair of the American Bar Association's Privacy and Information Protection Committee, and as vice-chair of the ABA's and the International Bar Association's Human Rights Law committees. He served on the Executive Committee of the California Bar's Business Law Section, and is a former Chair of the California Bar's Cyberspace Law Committee.
Prior to joining M&H, Dan was a Partner at Heller Ehrman, LLP, where he founded and was chair of the firm's technology transactions practice group.
Dan holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Law and Public Policy from Temple University.