Daniel S. Richards is an associate in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. Mr. Richards defends employers in a wide range of employment law issues, including discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful discharge, and restrictive covenant claims in state and federal courts around the country, including in the class and collective action context. He focuses on disparate impact issues arising out of employment testing and defending employers through statistical test validation.​

Before joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Richards was an employment litigation attorney in the New York office of an international law firm. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Associate Justice Walter F. Timpone of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Richards received his B.S. from Cornell University in Industrial Labor Relations.

He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as the Executive Submissions Editor for the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and received both James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar honors. During law school, he served as a Law Clerk to Senator Christopher A. Coons, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and as an Employment Law Intern at The Legal Aid Society in New York City.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2018
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2015

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Employment Litigation

Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice

Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets




New Jersey Bar

New York Bar


Columbia Law School, J.D. 2018

Cornell University, B.S. 2015