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Daniel A. Platt Esq.

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Business Commercial
Employment Law
Health Care
Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Daniel A. Platt, Esq., has been an arbitrator and a mediator since 2021 and has acted as a neutral in dozens of matters involving health care payor/provider, commercial, real estate, consumer and ADA disputes. Prior to joining JAMS, Mr. Platt practiced for more than 35 years as a trial attorney focusing on complex commercial litigation matters, including health care, real estate, leasing, tax credits, food manufacturing, aviation, trade secrets and other business and contract issues.

Mr. Platt has experience trying cases in both state and federal courts, regularly defending and prosecuting matters in the real estate, health care, ERISA, securities, consumer class action cases, aviation, banking and financial services, food manufacturing and processing, and hospitality industries. He has also represented clients in disputes involving partnerships, breach of contracts, securities, commercial leasing, trusts and estates, and employment. Mr. Platt has represented both health care providers and health care payors, and brings a strong understanding of both sides of the table to his ADR practice. He has extensive experience advising health care providers, third-party administrators and insurance providers in connection with claims involving denial of medical benefits, claims of underpayment, billing, unfair competition, breach of administrative services agreements, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, improper termination of services contracts, coverage disputes, and employee benefit plan member and insured claims. Mr. Platt has experience litigating Medicare reconciliation matters, and he has represented medical device companies in various licensing agreement disputes.

Mr. Platt applies a flexible approach to mediating disputes, ranging from facilitative to evaluative, depending on the facts, circumstances, parties and status of the case. His broad experience helps him to establish the trust and confidence of principals, carriers and counsel.

Representative Matters

  • Aviation
    • Represented commercial aviation trading companies regarding commercial jet parts, engines and engine part transactions

      • Breach of contract
      • Fraud
      • Breach of aircraft engine lease
      • Failure to accurately disclose condition of parts
      • Failure to provide full engine records
      • Failure to report usage
  • Business Commercial
    • Represented businesses and individuals across dozens of industries in cases involving:

      • Breach of contract
      • Breach of partnership agreement
      • Misappropriation of trade secrets
      • Shareholder/member/owner disputes
      • Receiverships
      • Fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
      • Food manufacturing dispute between co-packer and supplier over exclusive supply agreement
      • Food manufacturing dispute between co-packer and supplier over claims of fraud
      • Food manufacturing dispute over theft of recipe
      • Represented multiple biomedical device manufacturers and owners in various licensing disputes
  • Employment Law
    • Represented multiple employers in wrongful termination and discrimination cases

      • Breach of employment agreement
      • Breach of noncompetition agreement
      • Misappropriation of trade secrets
      • Violation of wage and hour laws
      • PAGA claims
  • Health Care
    • Represented health insurance companies, third-party administrators, medical billing companies, pharmacy benefit managers and ambulatory surgery centers in matters involving denials of managed care claims and benefits, trade secrets, unfair competition, audits, billing, coding and Medicare reconciliations; some of those matters include the following:

      • Breach of administrative services agreement
      • Breach of purchase and sale agreement
      • Consumer claims
      • Commercial claims
      • Payor/provider claims
      • Utilization management
      • Breach of noncompete agreement
      • Class action claims regarding denial of benefits
      • Workers’ compensation lien consolidation cases
      • PAGA cases regarding medical billing fraud
      • Pharmacy benefit management cases, including private labeling
      • Specialty pharmacies
      • Medical billing and collections
      • RICO claims
      • Medicare billing
      • Dialysis billing and collections
      • Air ambulances
      • State regulatory matters
      • Short-term health care policies
      • Appeals regarding denials and independent physician reviews
  • Real Property
    • Represented builders, owners, operators and developers in connection with partnership disputes, financing, entitlements, construction defects, trespass, commercial unlawful detainer cases, tax credit syndicators in low-income-housing disputes with developers, and oil and gas companies with respect to drilling rights; types of matters include:

      • Breach of contract cases for allegedly failing to complete a development
      • Low-income tax credit financing
      • Title claims
      • Commercial lease disputes
      • Lease reformation
      • Construction defects
      • Specific performance cases
      • Quiet title cases
      • Fraud in connection with leases and partnership agreements
      • Environmental damage
      • Dissolution of partnerships and sale of property
      • Receiverships
      • Breach of lease

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bar Admissions: California (1987), Texas (2014), and New York (2016)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Health Care Administrators Association
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Panelist, American Health Law Association
  • Panelist, Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc.
  • Former Panelist, American Arbitration Association
  • Panelist, FINRA
  • Panelist, National Arbitration and Mediation
  • California Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Montana Bar Association

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, 2021–2023
  • Southern California Super Lawyer; Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense and General Litigation; Thomson Reuters; 2007, 2010–2020
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Selected ADR Trainings

  • Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, 2020
  • Certificate in Advanced Negotiation Skills, Harvard University – Division of Continuing Legal Education, 2020
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Background and Education

  • Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP, 2011–2023
  • Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 2004–2011
  • President, Pacific Aviation Group LLC, 2000–2004
  • Vice President/General Counsel, Southern California Aviation LLC, 2000–2004
  • Owner, Platt & Associates, 1995–2000
  • Associate, McCambridge Deixler Marmaro & Goldberg, 1989–1995
  • Associate, Adams Duque & Hazeltine, 1987–1989
  • J.D., Fordham Law School, 1987
  • B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1984


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