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Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, June 11th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

What’s Happening at the DISD Board and
What’s the Future for our Dallas Public Schools

It seems that just about every day our public schools are in the news. How are our students performing? Is the State of Texas providing adequate funds to public education? What needs to be done about troubled schools? How can we best keep our children and school employees safe while at school?

The Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees sets the operating policies for Dallas schools, identifying needs, establishing priorities, allocating resources, and evaluating school performance. Join us on June 11 for a presentation by DISD Board President Dan Micciche on what’s happening at the DISD Board and what he envisions in the future for our Dallas public schools.

Our Speaker

DISD Board President Dan Micciche represents District 3 (Northeast Dallas). He is a partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, by Texas Monthly as a “SuperLawyer,” and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” He has lived in Dallas since 1981, and has been a resident of Dallas ISD District 3 for more than 17 years.

Dan has extensive experience in advising individuals and companies on tax issues and business planning. He also represents clients in federal and state tax controversy matters.

Dan received his B.A. with highest honors from Stony Brook University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Dan currently serves on the Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Group under Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs, and previously served on the Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Groups under former Texas Comptrollers Carole Keeton Strayhorn and John Sharp. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker and has served on the faculty of numerous seminars.

Dan serves on the board of directors of Texas C-BAR (Community Building through Attorney Resources), a pro bono organization, and as vice chair of the board of directors of the Center for Vision Loss of the American Foundation for the Blind. He previously served on the School Finance Task Force of the Greater Dallas Chamber. He also served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas from 2008 to 2011.

Dan is a 1999 graduate of the Greater Dallas Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Program and the Leadership Arts Program of the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, 1998.

Dan started and chaired his firm’s School Partnership Program with James W. Fannin Elementary School in Dallas from 2005 to 2012. The program won the State Board of Education’s gold level award for community partnerships in 2011.

He chairs the Dallas office’s associates and counsel committee and serves on the firm’s pro bono and retirement committees. He also is currently a member of the Dallas office’s diversity committee. He served as the hiring partner for the firm’s Dallas office from 1995-2002 and on the associate and counsel compensation committee for more than ten years. He also coordinated the associate and counsel evaluation process in the Dallas office for many years. He is the founder and chair of the Akin Gump CLE Series for In-House Counsel in Dallas.

In 2006, Dan received the firm’s first Partner Recognition Award for his mentoring of counsel and associates and the firm’s Pro Bono Partner of the Year Award. In 2010, he became the 11th lawyer inducted into Akin Gump’s “Pro Bono and Public Service Hall of Fame” based on his contributions to pro bono and community service throughout his legal career.


Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. For 2018, membership is $100 per person. Please RSVP Here
Embassy Suites

LOCATION:

Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220

Appetizers and Cash Bar