Daniel M. JaffeVcard
Slover & Loftus LLP
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Mr. Jaffe specializes in complex regulatory matters before the Surface Transportation Board, particularly the regulation of maximum reasonable rates for rail transportation services. Mr. Jaffe has been at the forefront of designing, refining and maximizing the complex interplay of written and electronic evidence that is the hallmark of the today’s regulatory practice. Mr. Jaffe has participated in major rulemakings and related appeals, rail mergers, and abandonments. He has also represented clients in unreasonable practice litigation before the Surface Transportation Board, including fuel surcharge disputes.
Mr. Jaffe is active in litigation and transactional matters, and he directs the electronic discovery activities of Slover & Loftus LLP. Mr. Jaffe has participated in a variety of litigation and arbitration matters across the United States. In addition, he has represented numerous clients in the review and negotiation of long-term contracts for coal supply and rail transportation.
Mr. Jaffe has extensive experience evaluating and analyzing the economics of rail transportation and coal supply matters. He is also versed in rail operations issues, including interconnections, plant operations, rail spur construction, and issues arising from rail service disruptions. Mr. Jaffe has also represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Prior to joining Slover & Loftus LLP, Mr. Jaffe worked for an electric utility association for four years and on Capitol Hill for two years.
Representative Legal Matters
Represented an electric cooperative utility in a maximum reasonable rate case before the Surface Transportation Board, where the utility recovered over $9 million in reparations, and rate relief exceeding $60 million.
Represented an electric utility in a maximum reasonable rate case before the Surface Transportation Board where the utility recovered over $100 million in reparations and $345 million in rate relief.
Represented a third-party logistics provider in an arbitration of a breach of contract dispute with a customer, where the client recovered damages in excess of $10 million and attorneys’ fees.
Represented several utilities in service disputes with railroads before different federal and state courts, where utilities successfully negotiated favorable settlements.
Successfully defended an electric utility in a breach of contract dispute, which settled at no cost to the utility.
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
American University, Cum Laude (B.A. 1991)
George Washington University School of Law (J.D. 1998)
- GW Law Mock Trial Board
- GW Law Moot Court Board
Sensitive Security Information and the Rail Industry: The Economic Dangers of Unintended Consequences, Journal of Transp., Law, Logistics & Policy (4th Quarter 2011).
Coal Versus Gas in the West – 2012 and Beyond, Western Coal Traffic League Winter Meeting (2012)
Ratemaking at the Surface Transportation Board, American Public Power Association Legal Seminar (2006)
Anatomy of a Rate Case, Western Coal Traffic League Winter Meeting (2005)