Daniel H. Galindo Employment Attorney
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Daniel H. Galindo
Daniel has been passionate about the rights of working families since he first interned at the Washington, D.C. based Labor Council for Latin American Advancement in 2009. At The Ottinger Firm, P.C., Daniel counsels and represents employees who have suffered harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and/or unlawful termination. Daniel’s work also includes class actions for violations of the California labor code.
Prior to joining The Ottinger Firm, Daniel clerked at the law firm of Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld where he focused on the rights of individuals with disabilities and the rights of workers to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket costs of performing their jobs. Daniel has also clerked for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, where he first gained class action experience. In addition to employment law, Daniel has appellate law expertise, having represented a teenage asylum applicant before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as student counsel through the Hastings Appellate Project.
Before law school, Daniel worked as a community organizer and policy advocate for the ACLU of Northern California and as a paralegal at the National ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.
In addition to his native language, Spanish, Daniel also speaks French and German. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys training for open water swims in the San Francisco Bay. He has swum the length of the Golden Gate Bridge and “escaped” from Alcatraz.
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Daniel earned his J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At Hastings, Daniel was a member of the Tony Patiño Fellowship, an editor of the Hastings Law Journal, and the Chair of the American Constitution Society. He also served in leadership positions in OUTLAW and Hastings Students for Immigrants’ Rights, as well as a competitor, coach, board member, and teaching assistant in UC Hastings’ nationally recognized Moot Court program. Daniel remains actively involved with his alma mater, serving as an alumni Moot Court competition coach and mentoring law students of color.
Daniel is also a proud graduate of Trinity University, where he studied political science and international studies with a focus on international relations in the Middle East. As part of his undergraduate studies, Daniel studied Arabic and U.S. diplomacy at the University of Jordan in Amman.
- American Bar Association
- American Constitution Society – New Generation Leader
- California Employment Lawyers Association
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Bar Association of San Francisco
- Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
- La Raza Lawyers Association
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- Tony Patiño Fellowship