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Daniel Ward Associate

Dan is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property group where he focuses on litigating and prosecuting patents, particularly within the life science and chemical industries. Dan also works on licensing and co-venture agreements involving technology transfer.


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Dan earned his J.D. in 2016 from the Vanderbilt University Law School. While there, he was involved in numerous organizations. Dan served as Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law and as Treasurer of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Association.  Additionally, he worked in the Street Law Program of the Legal Aid Society and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. He received the Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in International Intellectual Property in 2016.

Dan concurrently earned a Master of Science in Finance degree from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in 2016.  He also holds a B.S., cum laude, in Chemical Engineering, from Miami University.

Dan worked as a summer associate at Calfee in 2015, where he completed a range of research and writing projects. He joined Calfee in 2016.

Before law school, Dan worked as a chemical and materials researcher. He co-authored the following work:  Ruixuan He, Mauricio Echeverri, Daniel Ward, Yu Zhu, and Thein Kyu, “Highly Conductive Solvent-free Polymer Electrolyte Membrane for Lithium-ion Batteries: Effect of Prepolymer Molecular Weight.” Journal of Membrane Science 2016, 498, 208-217 (available at