Dan Guttman is a partner at BakerHostetler and represents clients on matters related to Employment & Labor law. He holds his Juris Doctor from Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law as well as an undergraduate degree from Indiana University.
As both an academic and public servant in both countries, he has developed comparative law, governance and China-US relations programs as well as directed Senate investigations of US government management; acting as UNDP foreign expert advisor on China environmental governance development development; serving as UNDP/EU foreign expert advisor.
Early Life and Education
Gutman hails from New York City and graduated from Boys High School and Brooklyn Law School. Additionally, he joined Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional co-ed business fraternity.
Gutman has written numerous children’s books. His first, Honus Wagner and Me, focused on a boy finding an unusual T206 baseball card in his attic and inspired five books featuring other baseball figures like Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige and Dorothy Maguire.
In 2021, Gutman and Benjamin both plead guilty to conspiring against the US government by selling diseased livestock they knew had been sold for sale, illegally obtaining animal blood samples illegally and misusing these samples to falsely test animals for disease.
Dan Gutman has distinguished himself both professionally and publicly, serving on Presidential advisory commissions on bioethics and congressional committees examining government contracts, health and safety and energy issues. Following two years as a Fulbright scholar in China he now teaches and collaborates on creating comparative law, governance and environmental programs at US, Peking and Shanghai universities.
His private practice specializes in representing cities, states, citizens and workers in energy, environmental, antimonopoly and whistleblower cases. Through litigation against oil, energy and healthcare companies as well as military contractors he has successfully recovered billions for the US government.
He also handles high stakes litigation, such as class action defense, and is an accomplished traditional labor negotiator for the State of Ohio. His clients range from large companies and entrepreneurs alike as well as sophisticated political subdivisions.
Achievement and Honors
Gutman found great success writing humorous magazine articles for magazines, which eventually led to nonfiction books like World Series Classics and Baseball’s Biggest Bloopers. After encouraging by his son, Gutman began writing fiction for young readers as his first effort They Came from Centerfield gained widespread appeal among sports fantasy readers.
Sam, Judy, Brenton and Kelsey take advantage of Brenton’s computer program which completes school assignments without human interaction in The Homework Machine, earning high praise from School Library Journal reviewers as “fast-paced and entertaining,” while Publishers Weekly critics noted it as a delightful book with lively characters.
Gutman also wrote the popular sequel to American poet Casey Back at Bat, as well as penning The Dog in the Hat and its companion book of poetry, Rhyming Books About Animals. Additionally, Gutman is renowned as a classical bass-baritone singer performing extensively throughout both America and Austria.
Daniel Gutman was born July 1 in New York City. After attending Brooklyn Law School and graduating in 1922, he went on to practice law while also serving as an activist, politician, judge and law school dean.
He has extensive experience practicing law in multiple states and excels at corporate, public utility, labor and employment and litigation matters. He pioneered litigation which lead to the application of antimonopoly laws against electric companies; additionally he has successfully negotiated power supply, transmission and coordination arrangements for cities and states nationwide.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, one eared rescue dog and half tailed cat; supporting various animal charities including marine mammal rescue organizations; engaging in outdoor activities; and following sports.
Dan Gutman reportedly has amassed a net worth estimated to be approximately $5 Million according to various online sources. He earned this fortune through his work as a Children’s Author. Born October 19, 1955 in NY.
He is an accomplished bass-baritone who has performed in recitals, church concerts and opera productions such as Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte at the Salzkammergut Festival as well as playing Buonafede (an enthusiastic moon obsessed business man) in Haydn’s rare piece Il Mondo Della Luna at Stadttheater Baden bei Wien this past summer.
He prefers to keep his personal life private and is passionate about dogs – owning several. Additionally, he’s an avid baseball fan whose characters often travel back through time via Baseball Card Adventures series.