Daniel Najjar
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Daniel Najjar


Administrative and Regulatory, Energy and Environment, Government Relations, Health Law, Insurance Regulation, Public Utilities

Daniel Najjar is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He returned to the state in 1983 after practicing law in Los Angeles California for several years. Upon his return, Dan became a partner in one of the state’s largest law firms, eventually becoming the Managing Partner of its Santa Fe Office. In 1993, Dan joined two other attorneys in forming his current firm.

Dan’s practice is split between administrative and regulatory law, health law, insurance law, commercial contracts, public utilities and governmental relations. He has been recognized for his accomplishments and skills in each of these areas. Dan represents public and municipal utilities, large renewable energy development companies, health care providers, property and casualty insurance carriers, managed care companies, large manufacturers, solid waste companies, Native American pueblos, and several industry and trade associations.

Dan’s legal skills have been acknowledged through his AV Preeminent peer-rating in Martindale-Hubbell, listing in Super Lawyers and his listing in four categories in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995.

Dan Najjar is also one of the leading governmental relations experts in New Mexico. He represents numerous business and trade association clients before the New Mexico Legislature and various state and local governmental entities. Dan’s clients are very diversified and include numerous and challenging issues. He has maintained many of his client relationships for more than twenty-five years, including representation of Intel Corporation, the Lovelace Health System, Waste Management Corporation, AFLAC, Merck, the New Mexico Beverage Association, New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company  and the Pueblo of Santa Ana.

During his tenure as a governmental relations expert, Dan has been at the forefront of several challenging legislative initiatives involving Native American gaming, health care reform, tax reform, economic development legislation, and insurance regulation. His work in governmental relations was recognized with the 2005 Leader Award by the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and he participates in public and private panel presentations on topics of political and social concern at local colleges and universities and panels at national conferences. He authors a New Mexico political update and analysis that is circulated bi-weekly to several hundred business and industry representatives.

Dan is married and has four children. He enjoys running and regularly participates in running events throughout the state and Southwest. He also enjoys fishing, public speaking on topics involving the political process and the operation of the government and supporting his favorite college and professional sports teams.