Dean is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.His team has focused on commercial disputes, contract disputes, art law, intellectual property, fiduciary liability, product liability, private company investor disputes, and securities litigation and investigations. Dean also has litigated matters involving mergers and acquisitions, the First Amendment, media, constitutional law, and environmental contamination. He has handled trials and cases in federal and state courts around the United States. In addition, Dean has negotiated and drafted many agreements in art and intellectual property transactions. Dean led the US Dispute Resolution division from July 2015 to June 2022.
He leads by example – he is not the type of law partner who attracts clients then sits back and gives assignments but, rather, is hands-on and immerses himself in his team's collaboration.
Dean is a natural problem solver and creative thinker; anyone who has worked with Dean would know that he has a genuine passion for untangling thorny legal issues and achieving the best results for his clients.