Daniel L. Lowin





Assistant: Shawna Spindler



Daniel Lowin represents businesses in commercial and employment litigation and counsels them on complex employment law matters, joining legal expertise and analytical acuity with extensive business experience. Daniel works with companies of all sizes across industries including software and technology; business services and consulting; construction; manufacturing; transportation and distribution; healthcare; and financial services. Prior to joining Messerli Kramer in 2016, he spent four years as a litigator with a top-100 international law firm and six years as senior counsel for a premier publicly-traded analytics technology company.  He leverages his unique background to deliver practical solutions based on business objectives.

As a litigator, Daniel represents companies in breach of contract, non-compete, trade secret, and other business disputes, and defends them against discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and other employment claims. As an advisor, Daniel counsels employers on state and federal employment laws; drafts company policies, agreements, and contracts; and help them navigate personnel management decisions. He has international employment law experience and assists global employers with workforce and compliance issues across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. 

Daniel graduated from Harvard Law School in 2005, where he served as a Primary Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender after receiving his B.A. from Amherst College in 2002. Outside of his law practice, Daniel is an accomplished woodworker and a mediocre golfer.

Representative Experience
  • Represented minority owner in high-value buyout of shares in technology company.

  • Represented joint-venture partner in arbitration-raising franchise claims, breaches of fiduciary duties, and other issues, successfully resolved via settlement.

  • Represented business owner in case alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, negotiated to voluntary dismissal with no settlement payment.

  • Represented trucking companies at Court of Appeals and secured reversal of decision imposing personal liability on owner.

  • Represented various companies in cases involving non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and trade secret misappropriation.

  • Represented general contractor in dispute with concrete subcontractor, successfully resolved via settlement.

  • Represented general contractor in dispute with project owner, successfully resolved via mediation.

  • Assisted large, for-profit university with agency actions, contract negotiations, and other business law issues.

Publications & Presentations


Professional & Community


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Honors & Distinctions

• Scales of Justice Pro Bono Award, Dorsey & Whitney