District 3 | Trustee Dan Micciche |
Dan Micciche is a partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, by Texas Monthly as a “SuperLawyer,” and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” He has lived in Dallas since 1981, and has been a resident of Dallas ISD District 3 for more than 17 years.
Dan has extensive experience in tax and business planning for acquisitions, divestitures and specialized capital structure planning, as well as in the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He also represents clients in federal and state tax controversy matters.
Dan received his B.A. with highest honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a member of the Texas and New York bars.
Dan currently serves on the Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Group under Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs, and previously served on the Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Groups under former Texas Comptrollers Carole Keeton Strayhorn and John Sharp. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker and has served on the faculty of numerous seminars.
Dan serves on the board of directors of Texas C-BAR (Community Building through Attorney Resources), a pro bono organization, and as vice chair of the board of directors of the Center for Vision Loss of the American Foundation for the Blind. He previously served on the School Finance Task Force of the Greater Dallas Chamber.
Dan is a 1999 graduate of the Greater Dallas Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Program and the Leadership Arts Program of the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, 1998.
Dan chaired his firm’s School Partnership Program with the James W. Fannin Elementary School in Dallas. The program won the state Board of Education’s gold level award for community partnerships in 2011.
He chairs the Dallas office’s associates and counsel committee and serves on the firm’s pro bono and retirement committees. He also is currently a member of the Dallas office’s diversity committee. He served as the hiring partner for the firm’s Dallas office from 1995-2002 and on the associate and counsel compensation committee for more than ten years. He also coordinated the associate and counsel evaluation process in the Dallas office for many years. In addition, he started the Tuesday All Attorney Lunch Program in Dallas. He is the founder and chair of the Akin Gump CLE Series for In-House Counsel in Dallas.
In 2006, Dan received the firm’s first Partner Recognition Award for his mentoring of counsel and associates and the firm’s Pro Bono Partner of the Year Award. In 2010, he became the 11th lawyer inducted into Akin Gump’s “Pro Bono and Public Service Hall of Fame” based on his contributions to pro bono and community service throughout his legal career.