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Daniel C. Minutillo

Affiliated Attorney

408.287.9501 | 408.287.2583

Affiliates are not employees of Hoge Fenton

Main Bio

Practice Overview

Dan Minutillo has practiced law in Silicon Valley since 1977. His practice is limited to Government contract law, export and import law. Dan has represented many of the largest public and private companies in Silicon Valley and throughout the world including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dell Computer, Mozilla, Honeywell, Western Digital, DropBox, BMC, Parallels, Capgemini, Align Technology, and NetGear, among others. He has also represented many large, very high profile law firms with offices throughout the world.

Dan has been published nationally and regionally in various magazines and periodicals including those published by the California State Bar Association, Wolters Kluwer, CCH, and various law school publications on cutting edge legal topics regarding export, import, and Government contract law. Dan worked on the massive SETI and FOAKE (nuclear design certification) projects involving the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Defense and represented clients providing security hardware for the Olympic Games in China.

Dan has written and negotiated government contracts and licensing agreements for the procurement and licensing of commercial and non-commercial items, weapon systems, electronic equipment, telecommunications, and software on behalf of commercial companies selling their products to the United States Government, and to foreign governments including those in the European Union and throughout the world. He has counseled clients on complicated state and Federal government contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures with government contracts as part of the asset base, including reverse triangular mergers. He has counseled clients regarding Government funding issues, Davis Bacon, prevailing wage, rights in technical data, intellectual property, GSA schedule contracting, cost accounting standards, affirmative action and other federal and state government contract issues.

Dan has counseled clients regarding the export of products which use or contain low and high level encryption, products with high processing speeds, and the export and import of general commercial hardware and software out of the United States and into countries such as China, Russia, the EU, among others. Dan is presently involved in the study of the use of nondeterministic seeds to create unbreakable cryptography for use in commercial products.

Practice Areas

  • Government Contract Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Regulatory Law


  • J.D., Lincoln University
  • B.A., Government Administration, University of California, San Francisco


  • California


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