Daniel R. Birnbaum

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Daniel Birnbaum practices labor and employment law, concentrating on the healthcare, hospitality, retail and manufacturing industries. He has experience advising on labor management issues, assisting with labor contract negotiations and arbitrations, and defending grievances and unfair labor practice charges, wage and hour issues, and discrimination cases. Daniel also has substantial experience on workplace safety matters and routinely advises employers on all matters impacted by state and federal OSHA regulations, including conducting compliance audits and accident investigation reports. He additionally has experience at all stages of litigation before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for a broad range of complex issues. 

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  • Represented a leading national healthcare provider in a dispute regarding employees' right to engage in demonstrations on the employer's property. Developed case strategies and drafted post-hearing briefs. 
  • Represented a leading coal company in a bankruptcy proceeding regarding pension benefits owed to retirees. Conducted discovery, led the team and researched issues. 
  • Has counseled clients regarding administrative tasks, including employee handbooks and noncompete agreements.
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Experience

  • Represented a leading national healthcare provider in a dispute regarding employees' right to engage in demonstrations on the employer's property. Developed case strategies and drafted post-hearing briefs. 
  • Represented a leading coal company in a bankruptcy proceeding regarding pension benefits owed to retirees. Conducted discovery, led the team and researched issues. 
  • Has counseled clients regarding administrative tasks, including employee handbooks and noncompete agreements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Pro Bono

  • Represented a Holocaust survivor in recovering reparations from the German government.
  • Assisted in drafting an amicus brief before the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of prominent private universities opposing the union-organizing activities of Northwestern University's football team.

Services

Prior Positions

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Dan A. Polster, Northern District of Ohio

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2012; summa cum laude; Cleveland State Law Review, Executive Business Editor; Moot Court National Team
  • B.A., Political Science, Miami University