On this episode, Maxwell Goss speaks with Daniel Sharkey, a supply chain litigation attorney who has been ranked by Super Lawyers as a top 10 lawyer in the state of Michigan.
Dan discusses an automotive case in which he helped his client achieve a great result by shaping the factual record long before a lawsuit was filed. Along the way, Dan offers great insights on counseling business clients and strategically positioning a case for success from start to finish.
“There’s a classic risk-return tradeoff. You can’t go nuts about every potential risk or you’d never leave your porch. But at the same time, there’s a tradeoff there. And when you see a client who is biting off a huge potential risk, we have a duty at least a flag it, make them aware of it, and say, ‘You can sign it, but this is what you are getting into.’”
00:19 – Introduction
01:14 – Dan Sharkey's trial experience as a JAG attorney
02:25 – More about Dan and his law practice
04:32 – Auto supply chain litigation
06:49 – Thoughts on the supply chain crisis
11:24 – The value a seasoned litigator can add at the contract stage
13:02 – The Bilstein case
23:02 – Thoughts on contract negotiation
27:36 – Dan's advice for setting the table for a dispute