Daniel I.Small

Associate

Daniel works closely with companies of all sizes to help them navigate the ever-evolving maze of labor and employment laws.


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Daniel represents employers in single-plaintiff, multiplaintiff, and class-action litigation, defending management against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. He proactively advises clients regarding the consistently changing labor and employment landscape by reviewing employee handbooks and counseling clients on day-to-day challenges.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Daniel served as in-house counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, 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 also provided extensive counseling, advice, and training to management officials on a broad range of labor and employment matters, including leave and accommodation requests, labor relations, discrimination and harassment investigations, disciplinary actions and terminations, and policy development. Daniel received the Office of Chief Counsel Excellence in Training Award (2018) for his novel and extensive religious and disability personal appearance accommodation training he provided to both executive-level clients and attorney colleagues throughout the country.

Daniel's past experience litigating and counseling labor and employment matters as in-house counsel for the federal government provides him with unique insight to the challenges big and small employers face on a day-to-day basis. In the private sector, Daniel continues litigating in federal and state court, representing clients in administrative litigation and investigations, and counseling small and large clients regarding their varied labor and employment law obligations.

Daniel is very attentive to detail and believes that spending time on the front end will save clients in the long run. He enjoys working alongside the passionate labor and employment attorneys at Seyfarth. Daniel is proud to provide top-notch representation to some of the most successful employers in the country, an experience which he finds exciting, challenging, and rewarding.

  • JD, New York University School of Law
    Legal writing honors distinction
  • BS, Queens College, City University of New York
    Psychology

    Magna cum laude
    Dean’s list
    Freshman honors program
    High honors, psychology

  • New Jersey
  • New York