Daniel R. Flynn

Daniel R. Flynn

Partner
Chicago

Dan has dedicated his career to protecting the environment and ensuring that people are afforded a safe and healthful place to work.

Dan has dedicated his career to protecting the environment and ensuring that people are afforded a safe and healthful place to work.

Overview

Dan Flynn represents governmental entities, individual consumers, and corporate clients—all with one primary goal in mind: ensuring the protection of human health and the environment. His stewardship ensures not only that polluters be held responsible for contamination and clean-up, but that corporate entities understand their responsibilities under state and federal environmental laws. As a result of his advocacy in advising corporations on compliance, Dan’s clients lead their respective industries in environmental stewardship efforts under a number of rules and regulations including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Dan assists corporate entities, governmental agencies, and the public by ensuring that companies that have contaminated the environment and violated regulations take responsibility for their actions. Through contribution and cost recovery actions, common law claims, citizen suits, enforcement actions, and proper due diligence and contract negotiation, he ensures polluters and bad actors remediate the harm they have caused. Dan is part of the DiCello Levitt team, in coordination with appointed Special Assistant Attorneys General, that has filed lawsuits against polluters in the State of Michigan, seeking to hold them responsible for contaminating the environment with poly- and perfluoroalkyl chemicals. Cases involving these “forever chemicals” will have wide-reaching implications for state governments and their residents.

In addition to his environmental work, Dan frequently counsels clients on developing and maintaining state-of-the-art safety and health programs that ensure all employees enjoy safe and healthful workplaces. He works closely with both his clients and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to enhance employee safety and health well beyond OSHA’s minimum requirements.

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A.

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A.