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Danny M. Rosenthal


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Daniel Rosenthal believes that vigorous representation of workers and unions fosters a more just society.

Danny Rosenthal joined James & Hoffman as an Associate in 2011. He represents plaintiffs in anti-discrimination, wage & hour, antitrust, and False Claims Act cases, among others. He also represents unions in offensive and defensive litigation, while advising them on collective bargaining and internal matters. His practice encompasses litigation at the trial and appellate level, as well as arbitration.

Mr. Rosenthal’s recent matters include:

  • Briefing and arguing summary judgment in putative class actions in federal court involving alleged violations of a union’s duty of fair representation: American Airlines Flow-Thru Pilots Coalition v. Allied Pilots Association (N.D. Cal.) and Krakowski v. Allied Pilots Association (S.D.N.Y. Bankr.).
  • Handling arbitrations for local unions, including the first successful challenge to a teachers’ termination under the performance evaluation system of the District of Columbia Public Schools.
  • Representing groups of federal government employees in cases alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other wage & hour laws.
  • Representing a whistleblower in a case alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, in which the federal government and a state government have intervened.
  • Authoring or co-authoring merits and amicus briefs at the appellate level in cases including Clarke v. Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp. (antitrust class action) and Vazquez v. Dillard’s (challenge to Oklahoma worker’s compensation legislation).
  • Providing pro bono counsel to Young Education Professionals, a national non-profit.

Mr. Rosenthal served as a law clerk for the Honorable William J. Kayatta, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as executive editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review, advanced to the quarterfinals of a national moot court competition, and represented public housing tenants in administrative hearings.

Mr. Rosenthal received his college degree in mathematics, with honors, from the University of Chicago. Between college and law school, he taught mathematics at a large public high school in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Rosenthal has published articles in the Oregon Law Review, the peer-reviewed New Criminal Law Review, Phi Delta Kappan magazine, and elsewhere, and has spoken at a seminar held by the National Employment Law Association. He is a senior editor of the leading treatise on the Railway Labor Act.