Danielle M. Vranian

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Danielle M. Vranian

Danielle M. Vranian has a broad range of experience in complex civil litigation, focusing primarily on the areas of legislative, regulatory, administrative and commercial law. Danielle successfully represents clients in both Federal and State courts of Maryland and Virginia, as well as before regulatory bodies including administrative hearings at both the local and state levels on matters before administrative boards of appeal and the Maryland General Assembly. As a complex business litigation and administrative attorney, Danielle’s experience spans many different industries including:

* Complex Commercial Litigation
* Business Litigation
* Regulatory Compliance
* Administrative Law
* Construction Litigation
* Legislative Affairs
* Healthcare Litigation
* Environmental Litigation

Danielle has litigated multimillion-dollar construction claims and has represented her clients throughout all levels of litigation, including successful appeals to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Recently, Danielle was selected to participate as a work-group member for the Maryland Board of Physicians on an issue concerning the licensure of an allied health professional. Additionally, Danielle regularly testifies before various Maryland State Senate and House of Delegate committees concerning proposed legislation.

Danielle acts as lead counsel to local and national trade association entities and corporate support organizations for health care practices such as the Association of Dental Support Organizations, Heartland Dental and its supported dentists, The Maryland Radiological Society and its members, as well as industrial clients including scrap metal processors. Danielle represents these organizations at not only the national level but also before various state and local administrative bodies. In the last several years, Danielle has also acted as lead counsel concerning the regulation and licensure of medical cannabis, Maryland’s patient self-referral law, and all payer models.

Danielle practices in the firm’s Baltimore and Annapolis offices, working throughout the region to assist her clients in obtaining the most favorable outcomes for their cases.

Danielle is a mother to two small, busy children. Most of her free time is spent with her husband and her children, Mikey and Giuliana. Each year Danielle’s family participates in a walk to raise awareness and funds for research into congenital heart defects – a cause which is near and dear to their family.

Practice Areas

Complex Commercial Litigation

Business Litigation

Regulatory Compliance

Administrative Law

Construction Litigation

Legislative Affairs


University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law

Juris Doctor, Order of the Barristers, Best Brief 2007 Carrico Moot Court Competition, Moot Court Board Arguments Chair, CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Advanced Trial Practice, 2009

Drexel University

Bachelor of Science, History and Political Science, cum laude, Drexel University Leadership Program, Drexel University Honors Society, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, November 2009
  • Maryland, December 2010

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, October 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, October 2012

Cases, Verdicts & Settlements

Gary R. Jones and Danielle M. Vranian successfully obtained a settlement on behalf of a defrauded investor who invested in a Maryland telecommunications company startup pursuant to a private placement in 2016.  Baxter Baker attorneys filed suit in the United States District Court in Baltimore against the defendant corporation and its majority owner under federal securities laws and for securities fraud under the Maryland Securities Act, also known as the “ Blue Sky Law “.  In addition to the full return of the clients investment, the client was able to use provisions of Maryland’s Blue Sky Law to obtain payment of pre- judgment interest and a large portion of attorney’s fees repaid to the defrauded investor. This was a significant victory as pre-judgment interest and attorney’s fees are not routinely awarded under Maryland law.

Successfully overturned

Portions of a Final Order from the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners (“the Board”) that imposed ultra vires sanctions on a Maryland dentist. Baxter Baker promptly filed a Petition for Judicial Review on behalf of the dentist in the Circuit Court for Howard County. The Petition was argued at a hearing in January 2020. The court agreed with the dentist’s argument that the Board exceeded its statutory authority and overturned the ultra vires conditions of probation set forth in the Final Order.

Win for Baltimore-Based Technology Firm

Danielle won a verdict in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in favor of a Baltimore-based technology firm owed consulting invoice payment from an Atlantic City resort hotel and casino. In November 2019, Vranian and Payton won partial summary judgment in the plaintiff’s favor after the court determined that the hotel breached its contract with the plaintiff. At a trial in January 2020, the court awarded the full value of unpaid invoices to the plaintiff, plus interest. This award represented the full amount of damages requested by the plaintiff. https://www.bbsclaw.com/vranian-and-payton-win-verdict-in-favor-of-local-technology-firm/

Received an arbitrator’s award
on behalf of a withdrawn member of a limited liability company operating as a title and settlement company (the “LLC”). The plaintiff, who helped form the LLC in 2008, was effectively forced out of the business when his partners developed other outside companies and siphoned the LLC’s business to the new companies. After a two-day hearing in December 2019, the arbitrator issued a final, non-appealable award in favor of the plaintiff. The total award exceeded $1.1 million.https://www.bbsclaw.com/jones-and-vranian-obtain-1-1-million-arbitration-award/Global Aerospace, Inc., et al. v. Landow Aviation, L.P., et al.
– Danielle represented the builder of the Dulles Jet Center which collapsed during a snowstorm that hit the DC area in 2010. This case was successfully settled after years of litigation.

Civista Health, Inc. v. Travelers Insurance Co. – Danielle represented the hospital which sued both its insurer and general contractor who constructed an addition at the hospital which was severely damaged during an earthquake and hurricane in late summer of 2012. This case was tried to a successful verdict of over $1 million against the insurer. Danielle successfully appealed an early dismissal of the general contractor to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Charlotte Hall Nursing, LLC v. Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, et al. – Danielle represented the incumbent vendor in a bid protest which eventually was appealed to the Court of Special Appeals. Danielle successfully represented HMR at the Court of Appeals level in upholding the lower court’s ruling as well as the rulings before the Board of Contract Appeals.

Buczkowski v. Madison Mechanical, Inc. – Danielle represented an entity and its principals in a shareholder derivative action which was settled just prior to trial.

Pro-Bono Activities

Danielle is currently engaged representing community members and individual homeowners in their efforts to bring high-speed internet service to their neighborhoods in northern Baltimore County.

In The News

Speaking Engagements

Danielle gave a presentation this summer to a group of general counsel regarding an administrative board matter that was pending before a health care regulatory body and how that case impacted their companies.