Connecticut, US

Daniel is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, and is part of the firm’s Government Strategies and Compliance Group.

His experience includes counseling corporate clients on business immigration, compliance and enforcement matters, with a focus on I-9 and E-Verify issues.

Prior to entering private practice, Daniel held a number of senior positions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). From May 2005 to August 2006, he served as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary and then Director of the Office of Policy and Planning at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the component of DHS responsible for immigration and I-9 enforcement.

Prior to that, he served in the DHS General Counsel’s Office as the Deputy Associate General Counsel for Immigration, and was the most senior career legal official in the General Counsel’s Office focused on immigration issues.

Daniel began his career as a trial attorney with the former INS in New York City, and also held several positions in the INS General Counsel’s Office.


University of Southern California Law Center | J.D., 1996
DePaul University | MAcc, 1993
University of Chicago | B.A., 1989


Listed in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2012 to 2019

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Practice Limited to Federal Immigration & Nationality Law

Member, Verification and Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Advised senior INS and Homeland Security leadership, the White House, and other federal agencies on various aspects of immigration law

Counseled employers on developing and improving immigration compliance programs

Represented employers before federal agencies on I-9 audits and investigations

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, ABA Immigration Compliance and Best Practices, 2018.

Speaker, “Approach Form I-9 with Confidence.” Lecture discussion, SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, Washington, DC, 2013.

Speaker, “I Walk the Line, Preparing Clients for I-9 Audits and Investigations.” Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, 2012.

Speaker, “Getting What You Want Out of Politics – E-Verify as a case study.” Panel discussion, National Association of Home Builders Leadership Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 2012.

Speaker, “Immigration Enforcement and Compliance – How Not to Lose Your Shirt.” Panel discussion, Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo, Anaheim, CA, August 2012.

Speaker, “Overview of Electronic I-9 Program Requirements and Demonstration of Guardian Electronic I-9 Program.” Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2011.

Speaker, “I-9 Compliance, Worksite Enforcement and E-Verify: Increasing Government Enforcement and Compliance Concerns.” Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2011.

Panelist, “Town Hall Discussion.” Panel discussion, Texas Produce Association Convention, Austin, Texas, August 2009.

Speaker, “Showing Your Cards: What Does A Government Attorney Want to See?” Q&A, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009.