Daniel P. Tighe

Daniel P. Tighe


Daniel P. Tighe represents clients in business disputes and regulatory proceedings in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His practice is wide-ranging. He represents clients in class actions, contract disputes, cases related to insurance claims handling and in proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Dan advises companies and their directors in connection with derivative litigation and independent investigations. He also represents, on a pro bono basis, a number of undocumented immigrants facing deportation proceedings.

Dan is the co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Boston Bar Association’s Business and Commercial Litigation Section. He is a hearing officer for the Board of Board Overseers and has led investigations as Special Counsel to the Board of Bar Examiners. He often serves on continuing legal education panels related to various civil practice issues. Dan has been named a Massachusetts’ “Super Lawyer” for each year since 2005.

From 2013 through 2018 , Dan was a partner and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department at Prince Lobel Tye, LLP. From 2001 through 2013, he was a partner at Boston’s Griesinger, Tighe & Maffei, LLP and from 1990-2000, he was an associate and partner at Hale and Dorr LLP. He also worked as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County.


  • Counsel to Boston-based insurance carrier in national class action in Illinois, and lead counsel in cases in Massachusetts and Michigan brought to enforce resulting class settlement.
  • Lead counsel to Boston-based insurance carrier in class action challenging claims practices. Successfully moved to dismiss the complaint.
  • Lead counsel in putative class action alleging inappropriate practices related to large commercial insurance programs. Defeated class certification in October 2014. Obtained summary judgement in October 2016.
  • Lead trial counsel in bad faith claims handling case. Obtained defense verdict on all issues in August 2014 after week long trial.
  • Co-counsel to various parties alleging that they were the true founders of Facebook. This case was dramatized in the movie The Social Network.
  • Lead trial counsel to securities broker exonerated after lengthy federal jury trial alleging trading on insider information.
  • Lead trial counsel to software provider in jury trial over contract dispute resulting in jury verdict in excess of $1,400,000.
  • Lead counsel to Massachusetts- based logistics company in California consumer class action related to rebate programs.
  • Lead trial counsel to policyholder in case against carrier resulting injury verdict awarding more than $1 million.
  • Represented Boston-based underwriter in class action lawsuits based on allegations about the manner in which issuers and underwriters distributed shares of stock in connection with 309 stock offerings. Described as one of largest class actions ever filed.
  • Counsel to defendants in derivative lawsuit in which SJC stated law related to derivative lawsuits, ultimately leading to changes in Massachusetts Corporations Act.



  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Trinity College, B.A. with honors, 1987


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for First and Federal Circuits