Professional Biography

Daniel (Dan) C. Barr Partner

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8085

    F +1.602.648.7085

    Phoenix

    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ

    +1.602.351.8085

    DBarr@perkinscoie.com

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PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Publications
Presentations
  • 07.30.2015
    Appearance on KAET’s “Arizona Horizon”
    Speaking Engagements
    KAET Arizona Horizon / Phoenix, AZ
    Discussed the application of Arizona’s public records law to public officials using mobile devices to do public business by using text messages.
  • 06.29.2015
    Appearance on KAET’S “Arizona Horizon”
    Speaking Engagements
    KAET Arizona Horizon / Phoenix, AZ
    Discussed impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges holding that there is a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry.
  • 10.21.2014
    Appearance on KAET's "Arizona Horizon"
    Speaking Engagements
    KAET Arizona Horizon / Phoenix, AZ
    Discussed impact of decision in Majors v. Horne striking down Arizona's same-sex marriage ban.
  • 10.01.2014 - 10.03.2014 and 10.06.2014 - 10.08.2014
    Rule of Law Justice: Court Reporting
    Speaking Engagements
    Belgrade, Serbia / Nis, Serbia

    Conducted two three-day seminars for Serbian journalists in Belgrade and Nis, Serbia on behalf of the U.S. State Department. 

  • 04.24.2014
    Secrecy, the Right to Know and the First Amendment
    Speaking Engagements
    Lethal Injection Strategy for Litigators 
    Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Defender Services Office / Chicago, IL
    Speaker about First Amendment issues regarding lethal injection execution at a seminar sponsored by the Training Division of the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts, the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona and the Lethal Injection Project of the Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic.
  • 09.25.2013
    Speaking Engagements
    National Council for Marketing & Public Relations, District 6 Conference / Tempe, Arizona
  • 02.20.2012
    General Events
    Discussed with National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) the role of lawyers and the necessity for litigation in the pursuit of open government.
  • 01.25.2012
    Social Media and Recent NLRB Actions That Affect The Non-Union Workplace
    Seminars
    This seminar will discuss three significant actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") during the past six months that affect the non-union workplace.
  • 12.09.2011
    Speaking Engagements
    ELI Inc. 
    City of Phoenix, Adams Street Training Center / Phoenix, AZ
  • 11.08.2011
    Appearance on KAET-TV's Horizon - 11.08.2011
    General Events
    Discussed the Open Meetings Law allegations concerning the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and the Governor's and State Senate's removal of IRC Commissioner Colleen Mathis.
  • 09.07.2011
    Appearance on KAET-TV's Horizon - 09.07.2011
    Speaking Engagements
    Discussed representation of gay and lesbian state employees in Diaz v. Brewer (formerly Collins v. Brewer), in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court's order enjoining the State of Arizona from enforcing a 2009 law eliminating family insurance benefits for lesbian and gay state employees, their domestic partners and domestic partners’ children.
  • 04.12.2011
    Appearance on KTVK-TV's Good Morning Arizona
    General Events
    Discussed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in United States v. Arizona, the U.S. Department of Justice's constitutional challenge to Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070.
  • 03.28.2011
    Appearance on KAET-TV's Horizon - 03.28.2011
    General Events
    Discussed the oral argument earlier that day before the United States Supreme Court in McComish v. Bennett, the challenge to Arizona's Clean Elections law.
  • 03.02.2011
    Speaking Engagements
    16th Annual AZSHRM Annual Employment Law and Legislative Conference / Phoenix, AZ
  • 03.01.2011
    Appearance on KAET-TV's Horizon - 03.01.2011
    General Events
    Discussed whether the Arizona Constitution's legislative immunity clause, Art. 4, Part 2, §6, shields legislators from arrest during a legislative session.
  • 02.11.2011
    Speaking Engagements

    Women Law Students' Association at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University / Tempe, AZ 

  • 11.02.2010 - 11.08.2010
    Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop
    Speaking Engagements
    Hong Kong, China

    Participated in the 4th annual Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong, China. The week-long workshop featured six Pulitzer Prize winners. Mr. Barr was the first media lawyer ever invited to participate in the workshop. 

  • 08.19.2010
    Appearance on KAET-TV's Horizon - 08.19.2010
    General Events
    Discussed representation of gay and lesbian state employees in Collins v. Brewer, in which a U.S. District Court judge enjoined the State of Arizona from enforcing a 2009 law eliminating family insurance benefits for lesbian and gay state employees, their domestic partners and domestic partners’ children.
  • 06.29.2010
    Appearance on KTVK-TV's Good Morning Arizona
    General Events
    Discussed Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
  • 06.2010
    Speaking Engagements
    Phoenix, AZ
  • 03.2010
    Speaking Engagements
    Phoenix, AZ
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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1985,
    Editor, Case Western Law School Review
  • Hamilton College, B.A.,
    with honors
    , 1978