Daniel J. O’Neil-Ortiz

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Professional Experience

Daniel J. O'Neil-Ortiz has extensive employment litigation experience in defending employers against wage and hour class actions, PAGA actions, wrongful termination and FEHA actions. He has litigated employment matters in both state and federal courts. He has considerable law and motion experience, including preparing motions for summary judgment. He also has experience advising clients on employment matters, including reasonable accommodations under the ADA. He has prepared employee handbooks as well as wage and hour policies on behalf of employers. He has also counseled clients regarding arbitration, separation, non-disclosure, fraud and embezzlement issues.

In addition, Daniel’s experience includes representation of companies in their business and commercial litigation matters, including general liability and business tort claims. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California. Daniel also clerked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a law student.

Daniel litigates a broad range of employment matters in both state and federal court, as well as in administrative proceedings, including cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour claims, class actions, PAGA claims and unfair business practices.


Daniel received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Boston University. Daniel obtained his Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law and his Master’s Degree from UCLA School of Public Affairs in 2009.


Daniel enjoys hiking and spending time at the beach with his family and their dogs.