Daniel Allender



Daniel Allender is a litigator, advisor, and trial attorney. His practice focuses on an array of complex civil litigation matters, including business, intellectual property, and entertainment litigation. Daniel has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courthouses in California and across the country.

Daniel also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes cases involving consumer fraud, employment, and immigration. In both 2013 and 2014, Daniel received the Pro Bono Award from Public Counsel, the largest public interest law firm in the world. Daniel serves on the Associate Leadership Board of Public Counsel and the Equality Council for Equality California.  He is also a member of the Committee on the Administration of Justice for the State Bar of California.

Daniel began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Curtis L. Collier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. A graduate of Duke University School of Law, Daniel earned his J.D. magna cum laude in 2009.

Secured summary judgment and award of fees and costs enforcing right to exercise option period under commercial lease.

Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for the minority members of a company that operates one of the nation’s premier multi-day sporting events against a national event and venue owner in profits litigation involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Prosecuted trade secrets claim on behalf of major food distributor against former partner who launched competing business based on stolen client and distributor lists.

Defended commercial real estate owner against claims of breach of option agreement in failed transaction valued over $40 million.

Super Lawyers 2019
  • Southern California "Rising Star," Super Lawyers (2018-2019)
  • "Pro Bono Heroes Award," Public Counsel (2013–2014)
  • Public Counsel, Associate Leadership Board Member
  • Equality California, Equality Council Member
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center, Young Professionals Council Member
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2009); Duke Law Journal, Notes Editor (2007–2009)
  • Arkansas Tech University, B.A. in History and Political Science, magna cum laude (2006)
Professional Associations
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Los Angeles LGBT Bar Association
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