Daniel E. Bacine, partner in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, is a graduate of Temple University (B.S. 1967) and of Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1971), where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Bacine has been practicing in the area of securities class and derivative actions, and corporate litigation generally, for more than 45 years. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1971, and is also a member of the bars of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Seventh Circuits and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bacine is an experienced civil litigator in both the federal and state courts, having tried jury and non-jury securities and other commercial cases, including cases involving disputes between securities brokerage firms and their customers. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in various class actions, including, inter alia, In re American Travelers Corp. Securities Litigation, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; In re IGI Securities Litigation, in the District of New Jersey; Kirschner v. CableTel Corp., in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Lewis v. Goldsmith, in the District of New Jersey; Rieff v. Evens (Allied Mutual Demutualization Litigation), in the District Court for Polk County, Iowa; Crandall v. Alderfer (Old Guard Demutualization Litigation), in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and In re Harleysville Mutual, in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.
Mr. Bacine served as senior plaintiff’s counsel in Becker v. BNY Mellon Trust Co., N.A., in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a class action case that resulted in several important decisions delineating the duties of indenture trustees to bondholders: 172 F. Supp. 3d 777 (E.D. Pa. 2016) (denying motion for summary judgment); 2016 WL 6397415 (E.D. Pa. October 28, 2016) (reconsideration denied); 2016 WL5816075 (E.D. Pa. October 5, 2016) (granting class certification). He was senior counsel at the trial of the Becker matter, which settled just before closing arguments.
Mr. Bacine is an adjunct professor of law at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and an adjunct lecturer in law at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, teaching courses in class actions and complex litigation. He also sits as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, hearing disputes involving the securities industry, and has chaired numerous FINRA arbitration panels since 2000.