Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair
Daniel represents employees facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unlawful termination. He also enforces California labor law through class actions and has counseled executives regarding compensation and severance negotiations. Prior to starting his own law office, Daniel was an associate attorney of Medina Orthwein LLP and the Ottinger Law Firm, P.C. where he represented employees at all levels and in multiple industries.
Prior to practicing, Daniel clerked at the law firm of Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld LLP and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a Tony Patiño Fellow. As a law student, Daniel took a case on appeal to the Ninth Circuit, was an editor of the Hastings Law Journal, and Founder and Chair of the Hastings American Constitution Society. He also served in leadership positions in OUTLAW and Hastings Students for Immigrants’ Rights. Daniel also participated in UC Hastings’ nationally recognized moot court program as a competitor, coach, board member, and teaching assistant.
Before law school, Daniel was a community organizer and policy advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union advocating LGBTQ youth and immigrants. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies and minor in French literature from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His focus on international relations and the Middle East took him abroad to Amman, Jordan where he studied Arabic and diplomacy at the University of Jordan.
Daniel currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Lawyers For Individual Freedom, the nation’s oldest LGBT bar association.
Daniel is a member of numerous professional organizations including the California Employment Lawyers Association and the California Lawyers Association. Daniel is admitted to practice in all courts of California, the United States District Court for Northern and Eastern Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.back to Board Members