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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Labor


Represents clients in federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the US Department of Labor. Represents employers in class and complex employment litigation and arbitrations. Clients include employers in the retail, publishing and professional sports industries.

To learn more about Mr. Nash, please visit his full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/daniel-l-nash.html


Extern law clerk, Honorable Stanley Mosk, California Supreme Court.


BS, cum laude, State University of New York at Cortland; JD, magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings, Note and Comment editor, Hastings Law Journal, Order of the Coif.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Sport

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is particularly known for its strong expertise in assisting professional sports teams, leagues and organisations with complex labor and employment issues and litigation. In a recent highlight, the group represented the NFL in a nationwide putative class action brought by retired players for injuries allegedly caused by the use of painkillers and other prescription drugs during their playing careers. Washington DC-based Daniel L Nash, who is especially sought after to represent professional sports clients in high-profile arbitration and court cases, leads the practice.

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has notable experience in class and collective actions, often representing large corporations from the retail, food and drink, sports and services industries. The team, which is led by Washington DC-based Bob Lian, acts in wage and hour class actions, labor issues and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) disputes. Supporting these efforts is Daniel L Nash, a recognized litigation lawyer, with arbitration and litigation specialists Stacey Eisenstein and Esther G Lander also noted in Washington DC. In charge of the Los Angeles office is Gregory W. Knopp, who has experience in PAGA claims. Donna Mezias in San Francisco is a key contact for California labor and employment matters. Gary McLaughlin departed in September 2021 to Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.