Dan Guadalupe to Receive New Jersey Law Journal 2020 Professional Excellence Award

Posted on June 4th, 2020

Daniel R. Guadalupe, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Litigation Law Practice Group and Diversity Committee, has been named in the “Mentors” listing of the New Jersey Law Journal 2020 Professional Excellence Awards for his leadership both within and outside of the firm.

“I was fortunate to have been mentored by Larry Orloff and Judge William Dreier, two giants of our legal community. It has been so rewarding to share everything they’ve taught me with the next generation. I am very humbled by this award,” said Guadalupe.

About the Professional Excellence Award

This recognition identifies attorneys who have helped to educate, guide, and shape New Jersey’s legal future. The winners, named by a distinguished panel of outside professionals, will be honored at the annual New Jersey Legal Awards event on September 23, 2020, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. For more information and to register, please click here.

About Dan Guadalupe

Guadalupe represents clients in commercial litigation and “outside” general counsel assistance with a specialty in manufacturing and distribution, business disputes, medical device companies, construction, professional liability, franchise law, arbitrations and mediations, and international matters.

Guadalupe has been counsel to Lloyd’s of London in professional liability defense matters, Swiss conglomerate ABB, French power company Alstom, National Starch and Chemical Company, the Housing Authority of the City of Newark, the City of Perth Amboy, MFS Engineers and is the main U.S. outside counsel for Swiss medical equipment manufacturer, Schiller A.G. He was a member of the legal team representing Finnish medical equipment manufacturer Datex-Ohmeda in North America and Latin America. Guadalupe is outside counsel for one of the largest Hispanic-owned food manufacturing businesses in the U.S., Tropical Cheese Industries, as well as ice cream manufacturer Delicioso Coco Helado. He defended car maker John Z. DeLorean in a federal action in New Jersey. Guadalupe also represents hotel and restaurant franchisees in litigation and disputes. He has handled and supervised litigation and transactional matters in Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Guadalupe is regarded as a trusted, reliable advisor to many business owners and companies.

Early on in his career, Guadalupe wrote the winning trial and appellate briefs for former Governor Tom Kean in an election dispute and received a letter commendation from the Governor after his position was upheld by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Having been appointed in July 2011 by Governor Christie, he served on the Advisory Committee of the Governor’s only and premier policy advice group on Hispanic affairs in New Jersey.

Guadalupe is on the exclusive roster of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He served as an International Chamber of Commerce Arbitrator and Adjunct Seton Hall Law School Professor.

Guadalupe is a former President of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association and a former General Counsel of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He has also served as board member of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund; Glassroots (at-risk youth art organization); the American Red Cross; the New Jersey Lawyer Editorial Board; and several other non-profits. Guadalupe also recently served as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of CentraState Healthcare System. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Columbia College.