At McDermott, Daniel has argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Daniel has also first-chaired a stage-three evidentiary hearing in a post-conviction actual innocence case. He has experience taking and defending party depositions in large class actions, and has managed large-scale discovery and production in numerous cases. Daniel has worked on aviation product liability, bankruptcy, trust and estate litigation in addition to his work in the class action space. Daniel serves on the Firm’s Associate Development Committee and has worked with Partner Michael Pope to develop a Firm-wide program covering deposition preparation and evidentiary issues.
While in law school, Daniel served as associate editor of The Elder Law Journal and as a Moot Court executive editor. He also won various American Bar Association (ABA) client-counseling competitions. In addition, Daniel served as a legal clerk for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and as lead counsel/advanced clinic student for the University of Illinois College of Law Federal Civil Rights Clinic. In this role, he won a case on a civil constitutional claim after a three-day jury trial in a federal court, as well as obtained a favorable settlement and substantial fee awards in two other cases. Daniel completed a total of four cases and two jury trials in federal court while attending law school.
Daniel has authored a comprehensive guide for clinic students at the University of Illinois College of Law for the Federal Civil Rights Clinic. Daniel also leads a boot camp seminar on impeachment and refreshing recollection, as well as acting as a guest lecturer for the trial advocacy program on the “Use of Technology in the Courtroom” and as part of the Fundamental of Law Practice course at the University of Illinois College of Law.
McDermott Will & Emery, Professional Development Outstanding Mentor Award, 2017
McDermott Will & Emery, Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Pro Bono and Service in the Community Award, 2017
University of Illinois College of Law, Rickert Award
University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2013
University of Missouri, BA, summa cum laude, 2010
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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