Daniel E. Beren is chairman emeritus of the State Government Relations Section of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. He has experience both as a legislator and as a lobbyist.
As a legislator, Daniel served for 10 years as a distinguished member of Pennsylvania's General Assembly, gaining positions of seniority on a variety of important committees, including Transportation, Judiciary, Mines and Minerals, State Government, Elections and Apportionments, Rules and Urban Affairs.
His legislative effectiveness was held in high regard on both sides of the aisle; Philadelphia Magazine rated him "among the handful of first-rate state legislators" during that period. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America® list since 2006. In 2010, he was named "Harrisburg Government Relations Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers.
Throughout his tenure in the House, Daniel was an active force in bringing elements of reform into Pennsylvania government.
In 1967, he authored the first piece of legislation in the nation to offer tax credits to the business community for involvement in social problems. Today, the Neighborhood Assistance Act remains a model across the country.
As a lobbyist since 1977, Daniel has successfully secured passage of many pieces of major legislation. He has accomplished major legislative victories in the areas of taxation, transportation (including tax credits, modernization of ports and funding for double-stacking), banking, insurance, thoroughbred racing, liquor code, corporate management, the environment, funding for health care, higher education and stadiums.
Daniel has most recently been honored by being selected to be the first keynote speaker at a special ceremony honoring all present and past members of the General Assembly.
During his years as chairman of the Government Relations Section, the section expanded from a three-person group in Harrisburg to one of the largest government relations sections in any law firm in Pennsylvania.
Daniel is a past member of the Baldwin Wallace College Alumni Council and the recipient of the Baldwin Wallace College Alumni Merit Award, 1977. He is an honoree, 100 Outstanding Graduates in the 100 Year History of Cheltenham (Pennsylvania) High School, 1984.
Dan has retired from the practice of law.