Glenn Danas

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Experience

Glenn Danas brings over a decade of experience to Robins Kaplan’s national Appellate Advocacy and Guidance Group. Insightful and responsive, Glenn’s clear writing, attention to detail, and skill at oral argument have helped him to achieve remarkable results for clients.

Glenn has argued over 35 appeals in the various California appellate courts, including many divisions of the California Court of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and multiple cases in the California Supreme Court. In recent years, Glenn has achieved several significant wins before the California Supreme Court, including the consumer protection matter McGill v. Citibank and in employment cases Williams v. Marshalls and Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles.

These successes have earned Glenn recognition from numerous organizations. In 2017 Glenn was named among the “Top 100 Attorneys in California” by the Daily Journal, and in 2015, Glenn’s work on Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles earned him a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (“CLAY”) award from California Lawyer magazineGlenn was also named one of the “Top 20 Attorneys in California under 40” in 2013 by the Daily Journal, and has been named one of the “Top Labor and Employment Attorneys in California” by the Daily Journal each year from 2015-2018.

Glenn graduated from Emory University School of Law with honors, and was a member of the Emory Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he attained a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations. Following law school, Glenn served as a law clerk for the Honorable U.W. Clemon, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. 

A frequent speaker, Glenn regularly presents his thought leadership on California appellate and employment law issues at conferences and seminars.

Williams v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, 3 Cal.5th 531 (2017), in which the California Supreme Court unanimously held that a plaintiff bringing an action under the California Labor Code’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is entitled to the names and contact information of other potentially aggrieved employees at the outset of the case, without having to satisfy a series of preliminary evidentiary hurdles.

McGill v. Citibank, N.A., 2 Cal.5th 945 (2017), in which the California Supreme Court unanimously held that claims for public injunctive relief brought under California’s consumer protection statutes may not be waived by mandatory arbitration agreements.

Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, 59 Cal. 4th 348 (2014), in which the California Supreme Court unanimously held that employees may not be forced to waive their right to bring actions under the California Labor Code’s PAGA. Glenn was lead counsel and argued the matter before the California Supreme Court, and then worked with co-counsel to preserve the employees’ victory in Iskanian by defeating petitions for certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court both in Iskanian and of the same issue in in Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC v. Brown, 135 S. Ct. 2377 (June 1, 2015).

Baumann v. Chase Investment Services Corp., 747 F.3d 1117 (9th Cir. 2014), cert. denied Dec. 15, 2014, in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court and held that PAGA suits may not be removed under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) or under traditional diversity jurisdiction, remanding Mr. Baumann’s suit to state court.

Vitolo v. Bloomingdale’s, 669 Fed. Appx. 890 (9th Cir. Oct. 24, 2016), cert. denied, 2017 WL 1001331 (June 19, 2017), applying the Iskanian rule to a case having arisen in federal court.

Chavarria v. Ralphs Grocery Co., 733 F.3d 916 (9th Cir. 2013), in which the Ninth Circuit unanimously held that Ralphs’ arbitration agreement was unfair in numerous respects, rejected Ralphs’ arguments in favor of Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preemption, and sent the case back to the district court to resume litigation.

Super Lawyers 2019
  • “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award,” California Lawyer Magazine (2015)
  • “Top 100 Attorneys in California,” The Daily Journal (2017)
  • “Top Verdicts And Appellate Reversals for 2017,” The Daily Journal (for winning McGill v. Citibank)
  • Named one of California’s “Top 75 Labor and Employment Attorneys,” Daily Journal (2015-2019)
  • “Top 20 Lawyer Under 40,” Daily Journal (2013)
  • “California Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2015-2019)


  • Pugs N’ Pals of Southern California
  • Basset Rescue Network
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., With Honors, Member of Emory Law Journal (2001)
  • Cornell University, B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations (1998)
Professional Associations
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, member of the State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee (term 2018 - 2021) and Amicus Briefs Committee (term 2018 - 2019)
  • California Lawyers Association,  Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee (term 2018 - 2021); Litigation Section, Committee on Appellate Courts (term 2018 -  2021)
  • The Supreme Courts Arbitration Decisions of 2018 2019
    Co-Sponsored by the California Lawyers Association Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections, Webinar (May 14, 2019)
  • Procedural Issues and Nuts and Bolts of PAGA
    Bridgeport 2019 PAGA Workshop, Los Angeles, California (March 15, 2019)
  • Week in Review Podcast
    The Daily Journal (Episode #129) (March 1, 2019)
  • Hot Topics in PAGA Litigation
    Bridgeport Wage and Hour Conference, Los Angeles, California (December 7, 2018)
  • Hottest Topics in PAGA Litigation and Arbitration
    California Lawyers Association 8th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Conference, Los Angeles, California (July 12, 2018)
  • PAGA Settlement and Arbitration Issues
    2018 PAGA Workshop, Los Angeles, California (March 23, 2018)
  • PAGA Update Civil Procedure and Legal Landscape
    2017 Bridgeport Wage and Hour Litigation and Management Conference, Los Angeles, California (December 8, 2017)
  • PAGA Update Civil Procedure and Legal Landscape
    2017 Wage & Hour Litigation and Management Conference, San Francisco, California (October 6, 2017)
  • Settlement and Arbitration Issues
    2017 Bridgeport PAGA Conference, Burbank, California (March 24, 2017)
  • Private Attorneys General Act Update
    Alameda Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section 7th Annual Employment Law Symposium, Oakland, California (October 28, 2016)
  • Identifying Strong Wage and Hour Cases From the Plaintiffs Perspective
    Bridgeport 2016 Wage and Hour Conference, San Francisco, California (October 1, 2016)
  • Weekly Appellate Report
    The Daily Journal (Episode #18) (August 26, 2016)
  • Weekly Appellate Report Podcast
    The Daily Journal (Episode #2) (May 16, 2016)
  • PAGA Litigation Many Questions Some Answers Diverse Opinions Lots of Discussion and Argument
    CJER Trial Court Judicial Attorneys Institute Statewide, City of Industry, California (February 4, 2016)
  • New Developments in Wage and Hour Law
    Bridgeport 2015 Wage and Hour Conference, Los Angeles, California (December 11, 2015)
  • Preparing For And Litigating PAGA Claims Webinar
    Bridgeport Continuing Education (April 10, 2015)
  • Litigating Misclassification Cases
    Bridgeport Continuing Education (January 23, 2015)
  • The Ever Changing Landscape of PAGA Litigation
    Bridgeport Wage and Hour Conference, San Francisco, California (October 17, 2014)
  • The Ever Changing Landscape of PAGA Litigation
    Bridgeport Wage and Hour Conference, Los Angeles, California (October 2, 2014)
  • Spotting Class Actions in Your Everyday Life and Practice
    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program, Beverly Hills, California (May 29, 2014)
  • Preemptive Strikes that Torpedo Class Actions
    Bridgeport Wage and Hour Class Action Program, Los Angeles, California (December 13, 2013)
  • Taking it to the Next Level Appellate Law for Trial Lawyers
    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program, Beverly Hills, California (July 24, 2013)

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