Daniel joined Waterkeeper as General Counsel & Legal Director in January 2016, and previously represented the organization as outside counsel for over fifteen years. Prior to joining Waterkeeper, Daniel served for ten years as a supervising attorney and clinical law professor at Pace Law School’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. Prior to joining the Pace faculty in 2006, Daniel was Special Counsel to Kennedy & Madonna, LLP, where he represented Waterkeeper and other environmental advocacy organizations in suits against owners and operators of concentrated animal feeding operations. Prior to joining Kennedy & Madonna in 2001, Daniel practiced for eight years in the litigation/arbitration and insurance/reinsurance departments at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York City, where he focussed on environmental insurance coverage disputes.
Daniel is admitted to practice in New York, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. He is a 1993 cum laude graduate of Pace Law School with a certificate in environmental law, and was Managing Editor of the Pace Law Review.
Daniel resides in Fairfield County, Connecticut, just a mile from Long Island Sound. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, swimming, paddling, cooking and traveling with his wife and daughter.