Dan Mogin


University of San Diego – 1980

Indiana University – 1976
BA: Economics


State Bar of California

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Seventh and Second Circuits

United States District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California

Dan Mogin

Managing Partner

Dan Mogin received his B.A. (Economics) from Indiana University (1976) and his J.D. from the University of San Diego (1980).  Mr. Mogin was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1980.  He is also admitted in The Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Seventh and Second Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California.

Mr. Mogin’s practice concentrates on antitrust, unfair competition and complex business litigation.  He has been selected as lead or liaison counsel in numerous cases and has also frequently served on steering and executive committees charged with overall responsibility for direction of complex multidistrict litigation and Judicial Council Coordination Proceedings.  He has participated in some of the largest antitrust class actions in the United States.  Mr. Mogin is frequently invited to participate in these cases by other law firms and often consults with law firms engaged in antitrust cases.  He has also provided expert testimony in cases and before the California State Senate Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Mogin served as a Lawyer Representative for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California to the Ninth Circuit Conference. In addition to teaching antitrust law for ten years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego (2002-2013), Mr. Mogin was the Chair of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California State Bar.  Mr. Mogin is also an emeritus member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute, serving on the AAI’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, Illinois Brick and Energy Committees and contributed to its Report to the Antitrust Modernization Committee (2007) and its Antitrust Presidential Transition Report (2008). Mr. Mogin was recently awarded with the 2018 International Advisory Experts Award for Complex Business Litigation in California.

Notable Cases

Containerboard Products Antitrust Litigation: Partial settlements $376 Million (Co-Lead; NDIL)

Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation: $315 Million (Co-Lead; MDL-NDCA)

ATM Surcharge Fee Antitrust Litigation (Co-Lead; DDC)

Private Investors: Minority shareholders action to oust management and board (Private Lead; CDCA)

Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation: Partial settlements $2.2 Billion (Class Counsel; SDNY)

Circular Thermostat Antitrust Litigation:  78% (Co-Lead; MDL-NDCA, SF, VT)

Smokeless Tobacco Antitrust Cases:  $96 million (Co-Liaison; JCCP-SF)

TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation: $1.2 billion (Class Counsel; MDL-NDCA).

Private Equity Litigation:  $-Confidential (Private Lead; CDCA)

Microsoft Antitrust Litigation: $1.1 billion (Executive Committee; JCCP-SF)

Vitamin Cases Antitrust Litigation:  $96 million (Executive Committee; JCCP-SF)

Brand Name Prescription Drug Antitrust Litigation: $715 million (Class Counsel; MDL-NDIL)

San Diego MLS Antitrust Litigation:   $7.5 million (Lead; SDCA)

PVC Antitrust Litigation: $-Confidential (Private Lead; ADR-LA)

Intel Benchmark Litigation: $25 million (Co-Lead; JCCP-SC)

Drexel/Milken Daisy Chain Securities Litigation: $325 (Pooled Claims Counsel; MDL-SDNY & CDCA)   (Prior firm).



Re: A Monopoly Donald Trump Can Pop. – Co-author. December 2016

Neil Gorsuch and Antitrust Law – Co-Author

LIBOR (Gelboim) and the Implications of its Unwritten Rule (2016) – Co-Author

Pay for delay cases illustrate struggle between competition vs. regulation policies (2009) – Author

Economic Recovery: Lesson from Antitrust History (2009) – Author

Litigating Lesson from the Savings & Loan Crisis (2008) – Author

New Uniform Class Action Procedures (2002) – Author

The Consumer Impact Of Illinois Brick, A Short Analysis (1999) – Author

Antitrust, Competition and Democracy: Adam Smith Was Right (1998) – Author

The Microsoft Media ‘Debate’: Decide Based on Evidence and the Law, Not Economic Dogma (1998) – Author


California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (Third) – Editor-in-Chief & Author

Cohelan, California Class Actions and Roddy – Contributor

RICO in Business and Commercial Litigation. – Contributor


Mr. Mogin has been a panelist and lecturer for numerous organizations on complex litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, mergers and acquisitions and civil procedure.

Awards and Honors

International Advisory Experts Award: Complex Business Litigation in California – 2018

Best Lawyers in America – Antitrust Litigation

Super Lawyers -Antitrust Litigation (2009, 2012-2018)

San Diego Top Attorneys- Business & Corporate

Legal Aid Society of San Diego – Pro Bono Outstanding Service Award (2)

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Outstanding Community Leaders Award

Mothers Against Drunk Driving- Outstanding Community Leaders Award

CHP 11-99 Foundation Award

Sierra Club Recognition

Mr. Mogin has been referred to in the national media and legal journals including American Lawyer, SF Recorder, LA Daily Journal, SD Daily Transcript, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, Forbes, Barron’s, Bloomberg, FTC Watch, The O’Reilly Factor and Stein, A License to Steal: The Untold Story of Michael Milken and the Conspiracy to Bilk the Nation (Simon & Schuster 1992).


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