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Daniel Epstein

Attorney | Jenner & Block

"I dream of a Chicago (and an Illinois) with a justice system free of institutional bias and perverse incentives. I'm going to help make that a reality by advocating for court reform."


Undergraduate Degree: Washington University (St. Louis), '07

Fun fact: I build contraptions. The best one was a winch and pulley system that let me turn a crank to lift my kitchen table up to the ceiling and free up floor space. The worst one was a pneumatic turntable that was supposed to let me spin my couch to face any direction (turns out it's much easier to just put those little 10 cent felt pads under the feet).

Daniel is a litigator at Jenner & Block whose practice includes appeals, civil rights, criminal defense, domestic violence orders of protection, emergency litigation, immigration, and complex civil litigation related to antitrust, arbitration, contracts, employment, environment, insurance, intellectual property, and securities.

Daniel received his J.D. in 2015 from The University of Chicago. He was the Hinton Moot Court champion, a winner of the Mulroy Prize, a Patiño fellow, a staff member of the Chicago Journal of International Law, and co-president of the Public Interest Law Society.

Daniel’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; and multiple federal district courts, state courts, and administrative courts. Daniel won the Jenner Pro Bono Award in 2016 for providing exceptional pro bono legal services to the needy.

Daniel has published in The University of Chicago Law Review Online, The Washington Post, The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, The Washington University Political Review, and Chicago Unbound; and he co-authored the Illinois Civil Practice Guide. Daniel chairs the CBA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution and serves on the board of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, on the Young Professionals Council of the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, and as a founder of Perspective to the People.

Daniel was formerly the director of government relations for a global education provider, has worked in government in the US and UK, and led a nonprofit supporting educational initiatives on five continents.