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  David M. Daniels
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Direct Dial: 916.472.3301
Fax: 916.472.3329
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Dave Daniels is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Sacramento office and is vice-chair of the Firm's Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers National Practice Section.  Mr. Daniels is an accomplished trial lawyer with a wide ranging litigation practice encompassing a variety of commercial contract litigation, employment, tort, coverage, professional liability and construction disputes.  He is recognized as a premier defense and trial attorney in Northern California having served as President of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Daniels has defended many of California’s most significant businesses, both non-profit and for-profit, and professionals throughout federal and state courts including class and multi-district litigation. 

Mr. Daniels commercial practice includes directors and officer claims, suits under the False Claims Act, RICO, Fair Business Practice Act, shareholder derivative suits, breach of fiduciary duty claims, trademark and copyright, restrictive covenants, trade libel, business defamation, trade secret and confidential business information suits and many other business law and partnership disputes. Mr. Daniels serves as outside general counsel for a number of his clients. He has a particular focus on emerging technology companies, healthcare, manufacturing, medical device, hospitality and construction companies.

Mr. Daniels also is a member of FMG’s California Employment Practice Team and has defended virtually every type of employment claim including section 1983 cases; discrimination; sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; violations of state and federal employment laws and regulations, including FMLA, CFRA, ADA, FEHA, Title VII, EPPA, ADEA, and wage and hour disputes, and restrictive covenant matters. 

Mr. Daniels received his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha Nebraska.  While in law school, he was the recipient of the Christian Leadership Award.  Mr. Daniels received his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University, graduating with a Combined Science degree in chemistry and biology.  He lectures extensively to the business community on legal and regulatory issues impacting California operations. 

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