Education

  • Pepperdine University (JD, 1993)
  • Fordham University (BA, 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Daniel is the Managing Member of the firm's San Diego office. His practice is focused on complex international business disputes, domestic and international arbitration, RICO and fraud disputes, and class action litigation. He has developed unique expertise in global asset recovery, helping clients around the world pierce multinational fraudulent schemes to recover debts and investment losses. He has tried to verdict or award over 40 cases, including jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations.

Daniel has served as lead defense counsel on over 70 alleged nationwide class actions, representing a variety of clients from Fortune 100 companies to smaller businesses in a diverse variety of industries, such as telecommunications carriers, technology manufacturers, retailers, investment providers, banks, travel and recreation providers, and insurance companies.

While the aggregate alleged exposure to his clients in class actions amounted to billions of dollars, no class has ever been certified over his objection, none of his class action clients has ever suffered an adverse judgment, and he has secured favorable settlements (often for no payment of cash or payment of minimal nuisance value) for his clients in all class actions he has defended.

Daniel is well-versed in using alternative dispute resolution procedures, like mediation and arbitration, and has successfully handled dozens of complex international and domestic arbitrations. He also has considerable appellate experience, having argued groundbreaking cases to both state and federal appellate courts, including serving as lead counsel on a precedential appeal before an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.

Recognitions & Awards

  • San Diego Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation (2007 – 2009, 2013 – 2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Intellectual Property Litigation (2016 – 2017); Commercial Litigation (2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar Association,
  • Member, San Diego Bar Association
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Past board member, Volunteers of America Southwest California Corporation

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