Marc Dann is the Managing Partner of DannLaw. He is also a Partner of Advocate Attorneys LLP in Washington DC. These practices focus on representing clients who have been harmed by banks, debt buyers, debt collectors and other financial predators and providing access legal services for traditionally underserved working class and middle class Americans. Dann has fought for the rights of tens of thousands of consumers and brought class actions lawsuits on behalf of clients in both private practice and as Ohio’s Attorney General.
As Ohio Attorney General, Marc Dann initiated securities fraud claims against the creators of mortgage- backed securities on behalf of Ohio’s public pension funds. He assembled Ohio’s Organized Crime Commission to mobilize Mortgage Fraud Task Forces in Ohio’s major cities to prosecute those engaged in mortgage fraud and predatory lending, Dann’s office challenged the standing of mortgage servicers to foreclose in cases where the State of Ohio was a party. Dann also worked with former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to organize over 1,200 volunteer lawyers to represent homeowners in foreclosure.
After leaving the Attorney General’s Office, Marc Dann began representing Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure pro bono. During this time, he recognized that the issues faced by individual homeowners represented patterns of practice throughout the mortgage servicing industry. In response, he mobilized a team and created DannLaw in order to fight for the rights of Ohioans.
Since DannLaw was founded, it has grown to represent clients facing a range of consumers’ rights issues including in class action. While mortgage servicing litigation practice the foundation of DannLaw, Marc Dann has developed a comprehensive collection of tools designed to help clients stay in their homes including prosecuting more than 25 Class Action cases. . He is a recognized national leader in the use of federal mortgage servicing regulations to hold servicers accountable for their actions.
Utilizing these tools has led Marc Dann to host seminars explaining these techniques to other attorneys. These working groups help to elevate the defense of clients across the nation while allowing attorneys to recognize patterns of practice that affect all citizens.
This collaborative spirit also applies to the communities of which DannLaw is a part.Marc Dann serves on the Lakewood Ohio Tree Advisory Committee. Marc Dann and DannLaw also support the Cleveland International Film Festival each year.
Dann prioritizes professional organizations as well as being a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is a member of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus and the Democratic Attorneys General Association.
Marc Dann is a regular contributor to Attorney at Law Magazine and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Magazine. His work has also been featured in NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal and Legal Ink Magazine and Working Class Perspectives compiled by Georgetown University.
Dann has been appointed as lead counsel in Lieber, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., NDOH Case No. 1:16-cv-02868 and Miller, et al. v. Intelelos, Inc., NDOH Case No. 1:17-cv-00763 as well as co-lead counsel in George Koustis, et al. v. Select Portfolio Servicing, NDOH Case No. 1:20-cv-02425. Dann is currently acting as lead counsel in two additional matters: Madyda v. Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Court of Claims Case No. 2019-00426JD and Miles Black, et al. v. City of Girard, Ohio, et al., Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas Case No. 2018 CV 1256. Dann has been appointed as Interim Lead Counsel in Acker, et al. v. ProTech Solutions Inc., ED Ark. 4:20-cv-00852. In addition to the lead counsel appointments, Dann has been appointed as Liaison Counsel in In re: Sonic Corp. Customer Data Security Breach, NDOH 17-md-2807. Dann presently serves as Liaison Counsel for the Guardians of NAS Children in In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, NDOH 17-md-02804.
Dann is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, The Northern District of Indiana, The Western District of Tennessee and the Ohio Supreme Court. He has pro hac vice admission in Cook County, Illinois, Washoe County Nevada, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, United States District Court in Nevada, United States District Court for the Western District of New York, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Marc Dann is a 1984 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1987.