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 in 2011. He helps unions advance and defend the rights of their members, including through litigation at the trial and appellate levels, grievance arbitration, and collective bargaining. He also represents plaintiffs in discrimination, wage & hour, antitrust, and False Claims Act cases, among others. And he advises non-profit organizations on a variety of issues, including corporate policies and employment matters. In 2018, Super Lawyers Magazine named him a “Rising Star” for labor and employment law in Washington, DC.

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 and 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, and Phi Delta Kappan magazine. He is a senior editor of the leading treatise on the Railway Labor Act and has spoken at a conference of the National Employment Law Association.

Mr. Rosenthal lives in Capitol Hill with his wife, Roxanna.

Representative matters:

  • Arguing appeals on behalf of a union in Washington Teachers’ Union vs. D.C. Public Schools (D.C. Ct. of Appeals) (pending) and Peterson v. Washington Teachers’ Union (D.C. Ct. of Appeals) (affirming dismissal of an action against a union by its former vice president).
  • Successfully defending unions from claims that they violated the duty of fair representation, including Krakowski v. Allied Pilots Association (S.D.N.Y. Bankr.) (grant of summary judgment to union) and American Airlines Flow-Thru Pilots Coalition v. Allied Pilots Association (N.D. Cal.) (partial grant of summary judgment to union).
  • Serving as lead trial counsel on behalf of an employee of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service who was denied overtime pay, and representing employees of other agencies including the FBI, Customs & Border Protection, Veterans Affairs, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Obtaining favorable awards on behalf of unions in grievance arbitration and unfair labor practice proceedings, including an award of reinstatement and backpay for several dozen teachers from the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board.
  • Representing a whistleblower under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute in United States ex rel. Dean v. Paramedics Plus (E.D. Tex.), leading to settlements worth more than $20 million after discovery.
  • Serving as principal counsel to a non-profit organization with an annual budget of more than $25 million.