Daniel represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation and labor and employment matters. He concentrates his practice on defending public and private entities from whistleblower, defamation, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, ch. 93A, breach of contract, and civil rights claims. He also litigates lawyer professional liability and general liability matters. Daniel has successfully litigated on behalf of his clients before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. Recent experience includes:
- Obtained dismissal in federal court of ch. 93A as well as state and federal civil rights claims on behalf of hardware wholesaler
- Negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of publisher in response to demand alleging age discrimination
- Obtained summary judgment for condo trustees on civil rights and intentional tort claims
- Obtained no-cause finding before administrative agency on claims of discrimination and retaliation on behalf of software company
- Negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of marketing agency facing claims for unpaid bonuses, discrimination, and retaliation
- Obtained dismissal in federal court of whistleblower and retaliation claims against public officials
In addition to his litigation practice, Daniel counsels clients in responding to government compliance audits and in conducting sensitive investigations regarding workplace violence, retaliation, and unfair and deceitful practices. He also advises clients on strategies to avoid litigation and on contractual matters such as offer letters, severance agreements, and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. Daniel’s employment practice includes providing insurers with coverage guidance in employment practices liability matters. Daniel is a regular presenter on mitigating employment litigation risks and developing proportionate responses to litigation and threatened litigation.
Before joining the firm, Daniel served as a law clerk for the Hon. Cathy L. Waldor in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and for Presiding Judge Alberto C. Lamorena III on the Territory of Guam. He also served as a fellow at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Daniel earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, and his B.S., cum laude, from Northeastern University.