Daniel J. O’Neil-Ortiz

Senior Associate

Daniel J. O’Neil-Ortiz received his law degree from UCLA School of Law, his master’s degree from UCLA School of Public Affairs and his undergraduate degree from Boston University.  His extensive employment litigation experience includes defending employers in multi-million dollar wage and hour class actions, PAGA actions, wrongful termination and FEHA actions.  He has litigated employment matters in both state and federal court and 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.  He has considerable law and motion experience preparing and defending against all types of motions and briefs, including motions for class certification.  He also has argued the full range of motions, including summary judgment motions.  He has conducted and defended over a hundred depositions of both parties and witnesses.  Mr. O’Neil-Ortiz also has significant experience counseling clients on employment matters, including requests for reasonable accommodations under the ADA, pre-litigation complaints of harassment and discrimination and whistleblower allegations.  He has prepared employee handbooks as well as employment and wage and hour policies on behalf of employers.  He has also counseled clients regarding arbitration, separation, non-disclosure, fraud and embezzlement issues.  In addition, his practice includes representation of companies in their business and commercial litigation matters, including general liability, breach of contract and business tort claims.  He is also involved in matters involving insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, defense, indemnity and claims analysis.


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law; Juris Doctorate (2009)
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs; M.A.
  • Boston University, B.A. (2004)


  • Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • California