Daniel Pulliam represents clients in investigations and litigation stemming from internal and public concerns and external inquiries from state and federal agencies. Daniel also advises clients in responding to allegations of fraud, deceit, and other misconduct and in implementing policies and procedures to prevent similar issues in the future. In litigation, his areas of focus include prosecuting and defending tort and fraud claims, consumer protection-related claims, disputes involving nonprofit organizations, and threats to companies’ intellectual property. He also advises clients on First Amendment issues related to free speech principles and circumstances implicating rights provided under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

White Collar Defense and Investigations

Daniel has successfully represented:

  • Companies facing investigations and litigation from state attorneys general stemming from consumer protection-related claims
  • Public companies in internal investigations
  • Individuals and businesses facing Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigations
  • Individuals and entities in campaign finance and public integrity investigations by state and federal law enforcement
  • Victims responding to and seeking redress against fraud and related civil and criminal conduct impacting their lives and businesses, including intellectual property theft victims in criminal prosecutions, to maintain brand integrity and obtain restitution
  • Companies in response to whistleblower allegations
  • Financial institutions in False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and litigation
  • Companies in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations
  • Clients during investigations by the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce regulations involving transactions with embargoed countries, and registration requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • State attorney general and inspector general investigations involving medical pricing, consumer protection and data privacy issues
  • Federal and state investigations into alleged violations of public corruption (bribery) and improper political influence (Hatch Act) statutes

State Consumer Protection Investigations and Litigation

With the steady increase of investigations and civil litigation by state attorneys general, Daniel has represented multiple companies at both the initial stages of investigations through litigation. From routine consumer disputes to novel and complex theories of consumer protection, his representations have included the areas of health care spending and policy, technology, financial matters, antitrust, and social media.

Appellate Advocacy and Litigation

Daniel has argued multiple times before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has also participated in drafting multiple briefs for the Seventh Circuit, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has experience with appellate motions practice and drafting amicus curiae briefs.

He has successfully represented multiple nonprofit organizations in member-derivative claims in litigation, and regularly advises and conducts nonprofit organizations in internal investigations and responding to government requests for information such as subpoenas, civil investigative demands (CIDs) and other inquiries.

He defends premises owners and product manufacturers in asbestos, talcum (talc) powder, and related personal injury cases, and has experience litigating toxic tort claims and trademark disputes.


Daniel has successfully represented senior executives in various state attorney general and Justice Department criminal investigations related to the automobile industry and companies in market allocation investigations. He has also successfully defended companies in state law-based antitrust actions.

Environmental Law

In Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency investigations related to diesel emissions, Daniel has successfully represented multiple individuals. He has also litigated environmental and exposure-related claims in state and federal courts.

Prior Experience

Before turning to law, Daniel was a journalist, reporting on federal agency management issues for Government Executive, a Washington, D.C.–based publication covering federal agency management matters.

Personal Interests

Outside of the law, Daniel enjoys traveling with his wife and four children, is an avid runner with unrealistic dreams of qualifying for the Boston Marathon, and plays recreational league basketball.



Related Topics


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Hon. John D. Tinder, 2010-2012


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Indiana Law Review (editor-in-chief) (2010)

Butler University
B.A. in Journalism, cum laude (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • TCAM Today – uncomplicated, practical, day-to-day advice about how to build, protect or monetize a brand

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Daniel maintains an active pro bono practice by representing individuals and charitable organizations in various litigations in state and federal court. He also has experience with expungement of criminal records under Indiana law and has represented individuals in appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — White Collar Crime Division, Indianapolis Region Subcommittee Chair, 2019-present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007-present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, 2012-present
  • American Bar Association, 2007-present

Civic Activities

  • Camptown — Board of Directors, 2022-present
  • Central Indiana Land Trust — Board of Directors, 2020-present
  • Indianapolis Ballet — Board of Directors, 2019-20; Vice President, 2020-23; President, 2023-present
  • United Way of Central Indiana — Faegre Baker Daniels Annual Campaign Co-chair, 2016-17
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, 2008-present
  • Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana — Steering Committee, 2016-present; Secretary, 2017-present
  • The Supreme Court Historical Society, 2009-present


  • Best Lawyers® — Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2024
  • Chambers USA — Indiana, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, "Up and Coming," 2023-24
  • 2019 Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow 
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2017-21
  • Faegre Drinker —Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2015; Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2012-19
  • Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition — Order of the Barristers, 2008
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition — Advocate, 2009
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