Daniel M. Hutchinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-956-1000
Fax: 415-956-1008
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%), Consumer Law (40%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Upholding Civil Rights and the Rights of Employees and Consumers

A partner in our San Francisco office, Daniel M. Hutchinson’s practice has been focused on complex class and collective actions that have advanced the public interest. He is an advocate for under-represented and disadvantaged communities, and has litigated cases involving unfair employment practices against immigrants.

Daniel has pursued a series of consumer protection cases against major banks and financial services providers. Daniel’s efforts helped result in the largest monetary settlement in the history of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and ended harassing automated calls to millions of consumers.

Daniel was a key player in our firm’s case against Tata, in which we represented a certified class of over 13,000 Indian nationals claiming that Tata unjustly enriched itself by requiring them to endorse and sign over their federal and state tax refund checks.

In one case, Daniel worked closely with a small team of plaintiffs’ counsel on behalf of Mexican workers and laborers, known as Braceros, who were denied part of their wages after coming to the U.S. during World War II to fill jobs hurt by labor shortages in the agricultural, railroad and other industries. In approving the settlement in February 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer stated:

“I’ve never seen such litigation in eleven years on the bench that was more difficult than this one… Notwithstanding all of these issues that kept surfacing … over the years, the plaintiffs persisted…And, in fact, they achieved a settlement of the case, which I find remarkable under all of these circumstances.”

Daniel has spoken and presented papers on civil rights claims at national employment lawconferences, including events sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, the Impact Fund, the UCLA School of Law, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California. Daniel currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

About Daniel M. Hutchinson

Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.lieffcabraser.com/Attorneys/Daniel-M-Hutchinson.s...


  • "Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of "Employment Law-Individuals," 2020 - 2021; "Super Lawyer for Northern California," Super Lawyers, 2013-2021; “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2018-2020; "Rising Star," Law360, 2014; Legal 500 recommended lawyer, LegalEase, 2013; "50 Lawyers on the Fast Track," The Recorder, 2012; "Rising Star for Northern California," Super Lawyers, 2009-2012, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, Employment, 2021; American Bar Association (Section of Labor & Employment Law Leadership Development Program, 2009-2010); Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Leadership Development Committee, 2008-2010); Bar Association of San Francisco; Consumer Attorneys of California; Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (Board Chair, 2015; Chair-Elect, 2014; Board Secretary, 2011-2013; Board of Directors, 2009-Present); National Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; State Bar of California.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Panelist, “Ascertainability isn’t a thing. Or is it?” Impact Fund Class Action Conference, February 2019; Panelist, "Employment Discrimination Class Actions Post-Dukes," Consumer Attorneys of California 50th Annual Convention, 2011; "Ten Points from Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.," 20(3) CADS Report 1, Spring 2010; Panelist, "Rethinking Pro Bono: Private Lawyers and Public Service in the 21st Century," UCLA School of Law, 2008; Author and Panelist, "Pleading an Employment Discrimination Class Action" and "EEO Litigation: From Complaint to the Courthouse Steps," ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Second Annual CLE Conference, 2008; Co-Presenter, "Rule 23 Basics in Employment Cases," Strategic Conference on Employment Discrimination Class Actions, 2008
  • Dan also contributes to the Lieff Cabraser civil justice blog.

Educational Background

  • Prosser Prizes in Constitutional Law and Employment Law; Brown University (B.A., 1999); Mellon Mays Fellowship (1997-1999)., 2004

Industry Groups

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Office Location for Daniel M. Hutchinson

275 Battery Street
29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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