Daniel Epstein

DANIEL EPSTEIN is a litigator with Sidley Austin LLP who turns his clients’ complex challenges into clear decision points and compelling arguments.

In trial courts, federal courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Daniel has served clients faced with administrative, antitrust, appellate, business tort, civil rights, contract, criminal, employment, environmental, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, post-conviction, privacy, professional responsibility, real estate, securities, and trade secret disputes.

Daniel has been featured on television (WCIU, WGN, WTTW), in print (The Appeal, Chicago Sun-Times, Injustice Watch, Chicago Tribune, Politico, Crain’s Daily Herald, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin), on radio (WCPT, WVON, WGRB, WLPN), and on the web (IllinoisCaseLaw.Com, Range Report, National Immigrant Justice Center); and his published works have appeared in Slate, The Washington Post, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, University of Chicago Law Review Online, Law360, Chicago Unbound, Washington University Political Review, and elsewhere.

A compelling communicator, Daniel is a Moth StorySLAM winner, Mulroy excellence in appellate advocacy and oral argument prize winner, and Hinton Moot Court champion.

Daniel is particularly proud of his award-winning pro bono work, which freed two innocent men from prison, protected a domestic violence victim from her abuser, prevented an asylee’s deportation, and improved jail conditions. For his service and leadership, Daniel has been named a Tony Patiño Fellow and “Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Young Leaders Making an Impact” award winner.

Before joining Sidley, Daniel clerked for The Honorable David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, worked for another Chicago-based law firm, chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and served as the director of government relations for a global education company.



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