Daniel Turinsky represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels. His litigation experience encompasses a wide range of employment-related matters, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; wage and hour class and collective actions; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements and non-competition covenants; consumer class actions relating to employer pre-employment screening processes and tort claims arising out of the employment relationship, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation.
Additionally, Daniel regularly counsels clients on a broad variety of subjects including disciplinary actions and terminations; employment, consulting and separation agreements; internal investigations of alleged workplace misconduct; background checks; disability accommodations and family leave; wage and hour issues; employment policies and practices; reductions in force; and litigation avoidance.
Daniel is a member of DLA Piper's national Employment Editorial Board and an editor of The Labor Dish, DLA Piper's employment blog highlighting legal issues important to US employers. He has also been awarded the highest possible peer review rating, AV Preeminent, by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, recognized by his peers for his legal ability and ethical standards.
- Defense of the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business in connection with a complaint filed by the United States Department of Justice alleging a pattern or practice of citizenship status discrimination with respect to the recruitment and placement of contract attorneys to work on a limited duration document review project for an Am Law 100 law firm
- Defense of one of the nation’s largest manufacturers, distributors and retailers of internationally known brands of apparel and footwear in a putative nationwide class action involving alleged violations of the pre-adverse action notification requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
- Defense of one of the largest global financial services leaders in an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, resulting in the complete dismissal of plaintiff’s claims on summary judgment
- Defense of a major New York newspaper in an employment discrimination action involving allegations of disparate treatment based on race and gender, sexual harassment, constructive discharge, retaliation and violations of the Equal Pay Act; the court granted summary judgment dismissing all claims
- Prosecution of claims for injunctive relief on behalf of one of the nation’s leading providers of language translation, document management and litigation support services in multiple actions relating to the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements
- Defense of one of the world’s 25 largest financial institutions in an age discrimination and retaliation case tried before a jury in the Southern District of New York
- Prosecution of claims on behalf of the healthcare subsidiary of a major public relations firm in an action seeking injunctive and monetary relief against two former senior executives and their new employer in connection with the alleged theft of clients and staff
- Prosecution of claims on behalf of a leading commercial real estate firm relating to the departure of the company’s former president who allegedly breached his contractual and fiduciary obligations as part of a scheme to form a competing business
- Defense of a New York-based fast-food franchisee in connection with a putative class and collective action brought by former employees alleging various wage and hour law violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law, including failure to make overtime payments, tip-pooling violations and purported pay docking of store managers and assistant managers for working less than a set number of hours per week
- J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School 2000
- B.S., School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University 1997
Daniel has been recognized with an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating − the highest peer review rating − by Martindale-Hubbell.
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- "Third Circuit joins Sixth, Eighth Circuits in insulating employers from nationwide FLSA collective actions in states where they are not subject to general jurisdiction," The Labor Dish, 26 July 2022
- "Employment & Labor in New York: Lexology Navigator Q&A," Lexology (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Eds.)
- "Don't Throw Caution to the Winds: Discrimination and Harassment in the Age of Teleworking," New York Law Journal, 19 February 2021
- Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Market Intelligence – Labor & Employment (2019, 2020 & 2021 Eds.)
- "Practical Guidance for Complying With NY's Prohibition on Hair and Religious Garb Discrimination," New York Law Journal, 21 Feb 2020
- Contributing Editor, "Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey," Bloomberg BNA, 5th Ed. (2015 Supplement), 6th Ed. (2016 Cumulative Ed., 2017 Supplement) & 7th Ed. (2018)
- Contributing Editor, "Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey," Bloomberg BNA, 5th Ed. (2015 Supplement), 6th Ed. (2016 Cumulative Ed., 2017 & 2018 Supplements) & 7th Ed. (2019)
- Contributing Editor, "Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State‐by‐State Survey," Bloomberg BNA, 4th Ed. (2015 Supplement, 2016 Cumulative Supplement), 5th Ed. (2017) & 6th Ed. (2019)
- "New York Minimum Salary Thresholds Set to Increase for Exempt Employees," New York Law Journal, 20 Dec 2018
- "Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims: Key Initial Considerations and Tips for Seeking TROs, Preliminary Injunctions and Other Relief," Lexis Practice Advisor, Jun 2018
- Co-author, "Challenges for Employers in a Post #MeToo World," The Labor Dish, 6 Dec 2017
- "Accommodating Religious Practice After EEOC v. Abercrombie: 3 Steps for Employers," Westlaw Journal Employment, 23 Jun 2015
- "Assisting Clients with Employment Law Compliance in a New Regulatory Environment," Inside the Minds: The Impact of Recent Regulatory Developments in Employment law, Aspatore Books, 2014 Edition
- Quoted in "Amid Great Resignation, a new 'life-work balance' mentality has emerged," The Jerusalem Post, 28 November 2022
Memberships And Affiliations
- American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law
- International Bar Association