People: Daniel I. Small, Associate

Daniel I. Small

Associate

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5564
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Daniel Small is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York Office.  He specializes in employment discrimination litigation and represents management in single-plaintiff employment matters in federal and state court, as well as investigations by federal, state, and local government agencies.  He also advises clients regarding reasonable accommodation and leave requests and non-compete agreements.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. Small served as in-house counsel for the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) for several years, representing the federal government in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He litigated single-plaintiff and class-action litigation cases before various administrative tribunals and collaborated with the Department of Justice in representing DHS in federal court employment litigation.  Mr. Small also provided extensive counseling, advice, and training to DHS management officials in all areas of federal labor and employment law, though he specialized in navigating clients through all forms of disability and religious accommodation requests.  In fact, Mr. Small received an award for his novel and extensive religious and disability “beard” accommodation training he provided to both executive-level clients and attorney colleagues throughout the country.

While in law school, Mr. Small served as a student advocate in NYU’s year-long Civil Litigation - Employment Law Clinic.  During this time, he co-drafted an appellate brief to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which ultimately ruled in favor of the clinic’s client and overturned the district court’s grant of a motion for summary judgment.  Mr. Small prior experience also includes serving as a year-long legal fellow for the Anti-Defamation League.

Daniel Small is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York Office.  He specializes in employment discrimination litigation and represents management in single-plaintiff employment matters in federal and state court, as well as investigations by federal, state, and local government agencies.  He also advises clients regarding reasonable accommodation and leave requests and non-compete agreements.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. Small served as in-house counsel for the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) for several years, representing the federal government in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He litigated single-plaintiff and class-action litigation cases before various administrative tribunals and collaborated with the Department of Justice in representing DHS in federal court employment litigation.  Mr. Small also provided extensive counseling, advice, and training to DHS management officials in all areas of federal labor and employment law, though he specialized in navigating clients through all forms of disability and religious accommodation requests.  In fact, Mr. Small received an award for his novel and extensive religious and disability “beard” accommodation training he provided to both executive-level clients and attorney colleagues throughout the country.

While in law school, Mr. Small served as a student advocate in NYU’s year-long Civil Litigation - Employment Law Clinic.  During this time, he co-drafted an appellate brief to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which ultimately ruled in favor of the clinic’s client and overturned the district court’s grant of a motion for summary judgment.  Mr. Small prior experience also includes serving as a year-long legal fellow for the Anti-Defamation League.

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law (2014)
    Legal Writing Honors Distinction

  • B.S., Queens College - The City University of New York (2011)
    Magna cum laude
    Dean’s List
    Freshman Honors Program
    High Honors (Psychology)

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Accolades

  • Office of Chief Counsel Excellence in Training Award (2018)