Daniel Turinsky > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States

Work Department

Employment; Workforce Restructuring and Outsourcing; Diversity, Discrimination and Equal Pay; Employment Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Protecting Business Assets; Retail; Media, Sport and Entertainment; Financial Services




Daniel Turinsky represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels.  His litigation experience encompasses a wide range of employment-related matters, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; wage and hour class and collective actions; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements and non-competition covenants; consumer class actions relating to employer pre-employment screening processes and tort claims arising out of the employment relationship, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation.

Additionally, Daniel regularly counsels clients on a broad variety of subjects including disciplinary actions and terminations; employment, consulting and separation agreements; internal investigations of alleged workplace misconduct; background checks; disability accomodations and family leave; wage and hour issues; employment policies and practices; reductions in force; and litigation avoidance.


J.D., George Washington University Law School; B.S., School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) has an ‘outstanding practice across the board‘, and is known to cover the full range of labor and employment disputes for clients from the financial services, advertising, fashion, and healthcare sectors, among others. Brian Kaplan heads the department and is considered an ‘extraordinary lawyer‘. He was part of a team that successfully defended New York University in multiple lawsuits and charges in excess of $50m against a former adjunct instructor relating to alleged discrimination. Joseph Piesco represents Fox in several disputes, each alleging race discrimination. Piesco and Norman Leon also reached a favorable judgment for Domino’s after employees of numerous franchisees tried to hold the client liable as a ‘joint employer’. Counsel Garrett Kennedy, who is the ‘perfect partner in challenging disputes‘, was also involved in both cases; Daniel Turinsky is noted. Aforementioned lawyers are based in New York. Other highlighted individuals are San Diego’s Mary Dollarhide and Joseph Guarino in New Jersey. In Dallas, Marc Katz and Isabel Crosby, who joined from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in February 2018, are the key contacts. Evan Parness in New York made partner in April 2018. New arrivals to the team include Holly Lake in Los Angeles from Miller Law Group in September 2018 and Ryan Vann in Chicago from Baker McKenzie LLP. In March 2018, the Chicago-based former department head Michael Sheehan left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and not long after, in April 2018, a team including Rachel Cowen, Ron Holland and Maria Rodriguez made the same move.