Areas of Focus
Daniel Friel helps employers address and investigate sensitive matters involving allegations of employee misconduct and employment discrimination. He draws on prior litigation and white collar defense experience to approach every matter with the discretion, attention to detail, and commitment required to help clients resolve high-stakes challenges quickly.
Committed to understanding each client’s operations and policies, Daniel proactively assesses risks and provides the tools necessary to avoid problems before they arise. In addition to internal investigations, he also helps clients respond to government requests, and negotiate settlements and separation agreements.
Daniel has supported several highly confidential, non-public investigations and settlements for high-profile institutions and individuals. With that experience, and a strong knowledge of the legal and regulatory landscape, he explains legal strategies to in-house teams in a clear and concise manner.
Ready to take on any role, Daniel is equally comfortable researching and analyzing pertinent case law, drafting investigatory reports and legal briefs, responding to time-sensitive client inquiries and interfacing with government authorities.
Before he joined Davis+Gilbert, Daniel was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Insights + Events
- Event Davis+Gilbert Webinar | Navigating Mental Health Accommodations in the Workplace
February 7, 2023
- Alert The FTC’s Sweeping Proposal to Ban Non-Competes
January 26, 2023
- Alert New York City and California Pay Transparency Laws: What Employers Need to Know
October 6, 2022
- Alert OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Rules for Large Employers are Paused by Legal Challenges
November 18, 2021
- University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2017)
- Editorial Board, Virginia Law & Business Review
- Member, The Innocence Project at UVA School of Law
- The College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 2012)
- New York
- U.S. District CourtSouthern District of New York
- U.S. District CourtEastern District of New York