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G. Daniel Newland

Partner

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1043
Fax: (415) 397-8549
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G. Daniel Newland is a partner based in the Firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Newland has a robust practice with extensive trial experience as lead counsel defending clients in individual and class action lawsuits in federal and state courts alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, unlawful business practices, exempt/non-exempt and employee/contractor classifications, defamation, fraud, negligence, breach of contract, infliction of emotional stress, and ERISA violations. Additionally, he represents employers before the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and in charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and other government agencies.

Mr. Newland also advises and counsels clients on a wide range of matters ranging from personnel policies, employee handbooks, commission and bonus plans to wage and hour compliance, disability accommodation, and workforce management issues. He works with companies and employers to implement reductions in force and protecting trade secrets.

He counsels and represents employers from various industries, including software, media, financial, consulting, security, professional services, maritime ship repair, retail, food and beverage, recreational resorts, e-commerce, and wineries. His representative clients include Advent Software, The Staubach Company (merged with Jones Lang LaSalle), Accenture, Georgia-Pacific, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (a UTC company), Hamilton Sundstrand (a UTC Company), Pinkerton (now Securitas), Guthy Renker, and Carsey-Werner-Mandabach.

Mr. Newland has lectured for several employer oriented groups, including the Council On Education In Management, Chamber Of Commerce and Practicing Law Institute, on a variety of topics, including electronic monitoring, wage/work compliance and leave law obligations.

G. Daniel Newland is a partner based in the Firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Newland has a robust practice with extensive trial experience as lead counsel defending clients in individual and class action lawsuits in federal and state courts alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, unlawful business practices, exempt/non-exempt and employee/contractor classifications, defamation, fraud, negligence, breach of contract, infliction of emotional stress, and ERISA violations. Additionally, he represents employers before the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and in charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and other government agencies.

Mr. Newland also advises and counsels clients on a wide range of matters ranging from personnel policies, employee handbooks, commission and bonus plans to wage and hour compliance, disability accommodation, and workforce management issues. He works with companies and employers to implement reductions in force and protecting trade secrets.

He counsels and represents employers from various industries, including software, media, financial, consulting, security, professional services, maritime ship repair, retail, food and beverage, recreational resorts, e-commerce, and wineries. His representative clients include Advent Software, The Staubach Company (merged with Jones Lang LaSalle), Accenture, Georgia-Pacific, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (a UTC company), Hamilton Sundstrand (a UTC Company), Pinkerton (now Securitas), Guthy Renker, and Carsey-Werner-Mandabach.

Mr. Newland has lectured for several employer oriented groups, including the Council On Education In Management, Chamber Of Commerce and Practicing Law Institute, on a variety of topics, including electronic monitoring, wage/work compliance and leave law obligations.

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1979)
  • B.A., Canisius College (1976)
    summa cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Affiliations

  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • University of Virginia, School of Law (Alumni Class Manager)

Representative Engagements

 Representative Cases

  • Nijjar v. Paccar (defense verdict - bench trial) (United States District Court, Northern District of California)
  • Miller v. Viacom (defense verdict - bench trial) (Los Angeles Superior Court)
  • EEOC v. Pinkerton (now Securitas) (defense verdict - multi-week jury trial) (United States District Court, Northern District of California)
  • Selby v. AMTRAK (defense verdict - multi-week jury trial) (United States District Court, Northern District of California)
  • McGee v. Georgia-Pacific (defense verdict - multi-week jury trial) (San Mateo Superior Court)
  • Moultrup v. The Staubach Company (defense verdict - multi-week bench trial) (Los Angeles Superior Court)
  • Chang/Chen v. Charles Schwab & Co (defense verdict - multi-week, multiple plaintiff jury trial) (San Francisco Superior Court)
  • Martinez v. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (defense verdict - multi-week jury trial) (Los Angeles Superior Court)

Representative Lead Counsel Wage and Hour Matters

  • Li v. Accenture (San Francisco Superior Court) (class action overtime, classification)
  • Kullar v. Tully’s Coffee (Alameda Superior Court) (class action overtime, classification
  • Martinez v. Hamilton Sundstrand (Los Angeles Superior Court) (class action overtime, wage statements, paycheck compliance)

Past and Present Firm Leadership Positions

  • Chair, Northern California Labor & Employment Group
  • Co-Chair, California Labor & Employment Group
  • Member, Firm-wide Labor & Employment Steering Committee
  • Co-Chair, Firm-wide Labor & Employment and Litigation Associate Training