Daniel Epstein is a litigator whose practice includes appeals, civil rights, criminal defense, domestic violence orders of protection, emergency litigation, immigration, and complex civil litigation related to antitrust, contracts, employment, environment, insurance, intellectual property, and securities.
Mr. Epstein received his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis. He received his J.D. in 2015 from The University of Chicago Law School. He was the Hinton Moot Court champion, a winner of the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Oral Argument, a Tony Patiño fellow, a staff member of the Chicago Journal of International Law, and co-president of the Public Interest Law Society.
Mr. Epstein’s pro bono practice is active and has included the representation of clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, multiple federal district courts, multiple state courts, and both federal and state administrative courts. Mr. Epstein won the Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award in 2016 for providing exceptional pro bono legal services to the needy.
Mr. Epstein has been published in The University of Chicago Law Review Online (forthcoming), The Washington Post, The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, The Washington University Political Review, and Chicago Unbound (among others); he co-authored the Illinois Civil Practice Guide; and he contributed to a chapter on crisis management in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition. Mr. Epstein is the chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He also serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, on the Young Professionals Council of the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, as a founder and the president of Perspective to the People, and as a member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Epstein was the director of Government Relations for a global private provider of education services. He has worked in government in the United States and the United Kingdom. He also worked as a consultant—focusing on business best practices research for Fortune 100 insurers—and led a nonprofit supporting educational initiatives on five continents.