Daniel Prince is a Partner and Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Litigation Department. He also serves as Hiring Partner for the office. Mr. Prince focuses his practice on complex commercial cases, cross-border disputes, corporate and government investigations, and class actions.
Mr. Prince has successfully represented clients in state and federal court proceedings, at trial, and in domestic and international arbitration. He routinely leads matters involving, for example, the alleged theft of trade secrets (both civil and criminal), corruption and bribery, and joint venture and business disputes. Mr. Prince also counsels clients in connection with employee mobility and trade secrets issues, confidentiality provisions, dispute resolution clauses, and the implementation of anti-corruption programs.
A thought leader and former collegiate debater, Mr. Prince is a skilled advocate who develops innovative strategies for handling high-stakes engagements. This includes driving the use of eDiscovery and data science technology to generate cost-effective solutions for clients.
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" attorneys in California, 2017.
- Selected to the "Southern California Rising Stars" list published by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015.
- Named a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2014.
- University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2004.
- University of Southern California, M.A., 2002.
- University of Southern California, B.A. (cum laude), 2000. Member, Trojan Debate Squad.
- Representing a foreign company in an ICC arbitration involving a cross-border manufacturing joint venture.
- Led an internal investigation for a technology company into a whistleblower’s claims alleging the payment of bribes to a public official.
- Defending a multinational company in a putative class action alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act and other laws.
- Representing a private university in student conduct matters arising out of admissions-related decisions.
- Defended a publicly-traded restaurant chain in a nationwide investigation into food safety and foodborne illness matters led by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FDA.
- Advised a mobile streaming video company on the implementation of an anti-corruption program.
- Guided a Korean conglomerate towards a global resolution of civil and criminal trade secrets cases involving para-aramid fibers used in body armor and other applications, after more than six years of litigation, a parallel federal grand jury investigation, a seven-week civil trial, appellate proceedings, and a criminal indictment.
- Represented a public agency in a federal grand jury investigation into allegations of fraud arising out of a billion dollar procurement contract. After a thorough inquiry, including the use of data science technology to identify the "richest" information for review and production, the government terminated its investigation without filing criminal charges.
- Obtained a complete dismissal, with prejudice, of a trade secrets action filed against a foreign conglomerate concerning carbon fiber pre-forms used in the manufacture of high performance disc brakes.
- Led the defense of a major cosmetics company in an international dispute alleging the breach of an exclusive distribution agreement.
- Represented a medical device manufacturer in an investigation into whether such manufacturer made false and/or misleading statements to the FDA. The government declined to prosecute the client.
- In what is believed to be the first-ever prosecution of a professor arising out of an incident in an academic laboratory, Mr. Prince and the team obtained a deferred prosecution agreement on behalf of the client, who was not required to enter a plea to any criminal charge.
- Secured a complete dismissal of a lawsuit against Central America’s largest independent beverage producer and distribution company in a matter involving the respective roles of the 21st Amendment, the New York Convention, the Federal Arbitration Act, and California state law.
- Obtained a precedent-setting appellate decision in Toyo Tire Holdings of Am. Inc. v. Cont'l Tire N. Am., Inc., 609 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2010), where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that a federal district court has the power to issue interim relief pending constitution of an arbitral tribunal. On remand, a U.S. District Judge granted Mr. Prince’s motion for preliminary injunctive relief pending a decision on the merits by an ICC tribunal.
- Paul Hastings Celebrated as Most Impressive Investigations Practice at Global Investigations Review’s Annual Awards - November 10th, 2021
- Paul Hastings Named to World’s Top 10 Best Investigations Practices by Global Investigations Review - October 23rd, 2020
- Paul Hastings Partners with Snap Inc. on Law in Technology Collaborative to Foster Diversity - October 22nd, 2020
- Paul Hastings Obtains First-of-its-Kind Resolution in UCLA Criminal Prosecution - June 23rd, 2014
- Paul Hastings Leads Lotte Chemical Corporation to U.S. Trade Secrets Litigation Victory - January 9th, 2013
- Litigators Score Multi-Patent Victory for Quanta Computer, Inc. - July 31st, 2008
- Growing to Serve Our Clients - February 24th, 2021
- Not a Party, Not a Problem: SCOTUS Rules That Non-Signatories Can Enforce International Arbitration Agreements in U.S. Courts - June 3rd, 2020
- From Lockdown to a Showdown: What Questions Should Companies Consider Pertaining to the Authority of the Federal or State Governments to “Reopen” the Economy? - April 22nd, 2020
- SCOTUS Grounds the “Wholly Groundless” Exception: Parties Can Delegate Arbitrability to Arbitrators - January 9th, 2019
- Ninth Circuit Broadly Interprets Criminal Rules for Serving Foreign Companies - August 29th, 2018
- The U.S. Supreme Court Loosens Restrictions on International Service in Civil Disputes Rules - June 1st, 2017
- Gift Giving and Insider Trading: The Supreme Court Rules in Government’s Favor in Significant Insider Trading Case - December 7th, 2016
- Foreign Corporations Beware! Recent Rule Changes Make it Easier to Initiate Criminal Proceedings Against Foreign Organizational Defendants - December 1st, 2016
- DOJ and FDA Continue to Feast on Producers of Contaminated Foods - November 23rd, 2016
- ICC’s International Court of Arbitration Adopts Expedited Procedure Rules - November 21st, 2016
- There’s a New Federal Trade Secrets Statute—Now What? - May 20th, 2016
- The Federal Government’s Ability to Initiate Criminal Proceedings Against Foreign Corporations is About to Get Easier - May 16th, 2016
- “Obama Out?" Not So Fast. President Obama Presented With Legislation that Would Create a Federal Civil Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets - May 4th, 2016
- The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on the Implied Certification Theory of False Claims Act Liability: Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar - April 28th, 2016
- The Revival of a Four Year—Old Trade Secrets Prosecution May Shed Light on Whether the U.S. Government Can Effect Service on Foreign Corporations Without a U.S. Presence - January 27th, 2016
- U.S. Department of Justice May Leverage "Cooperation Credit" to Obtain Foreign-Based Evidence - November 23rd, 2015
- DOJ’s New Focus on Corporate Executives: The Practical Effects - September 14th, 2015
- The Seventh Circuit Curtails Early Appellate Review of Service of Criminal Process on Foreign Corporate Defendants - August 5th, 2015
- Are You Being Served?: Appellate Courts Consider Whether the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Authorize Service on Foreign Defendants Through Domestic Subsidiaries, But Larger Question Looms - April 14th, 2015
- Trade Secrets Protection Continues to be a High Priority for Lawmakers: House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Creating a Federal Civil Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets - September 25th, 2014
Engagement & Publications
- Presenter, Combating Cyber and Legal Risks While Working Remotely, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance Webinar (May 21, 2020).
- Presenter, The Protection of Trade Secrets and Drafting Employment Agreements for Commission-Based Employees, Professional Education Broadcast Network (May 15, 2019).
- Panelist, Pay Equity, Power and Privilege: Gender Bias and Inequality in the Workplace, Courts and Legal Profession, California Association of Black Lawyers, Annual Business Conference (Apr. 18, 2019).
- Presenter, The Next #MeToo … Pay Equity, Paul Hastings Client Symposium (Jan. 24, 2019).
- Moderator, Life Cycle of a Trade Secrets Matter: From Compliance to Criminal Indictment, Paul Hastings Client Symposium (Jan. 18, 2018).
- Author, DOJ and FDA Continue to Feast on Producers of Contaminated Foods, Client Alert from Paul Hastings (Nov. 23, 2016).
- Author, "Obama Out?" Not So Fast. President Obama Presented With Legislation that Would Create a Federal Civil Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Client Alert from Paul Hastings (May 4, 2016).
- Author, Takeaways From Revival of Pangang Trade Secrets Prosecution, Law360 (Feb. 11, 2016).
- Author, Yates Memo May Help Government Get Foreign-Based Evidence, Law360 (Nov. 23, 2015).
- Moderator, To Litigate or Arbitrate: When is Arbitration the Answer for International Disputes?, California Minority Counsel Program, 26th Annual Business Conference (Oct. 22, 2015).
- Author, What Foreign Corporate Defendants Can Learn from Sinovel, Law360 (Aug. 6, 2015).
- Author, Can US Serve Federal Criminal Summons on Foreign Co.?, Law360 (Apr. 13, 2015).
- Moderator, Breaking the (Supply) Chain: Anti-Corruption Compliance and Global Operations, ABA Section of International Law, International Anti-Corruption Committee (Apr. 9, 2015).
- Author, Bill Would Shift Trade Secrets Landscape, Daily Journal (Oct. 7, 2014).
- Author, How High Court Ruling Will Impact International Arbitration in US, Law360 (Mar. 12, 2014).
- Panelist, Shh! It’s a Secret: Every Attorney Should Know About Trade Secrets, California Minority Counsel Program, 24th Annual Business Conference (Sep. 25, 2013).
- Author, Indicting a Foreign Company: Satisfying the Technical Requirements of Criminal Rule 4 by Resorting to the Civil Alter Ego Doctrine?, The Corporate Counselor, L.A. County Bar Association (Winter 2013).
- Author, Obtaining Injunctions in Aid of Arbitration in United States Federal Courts: Addressing a Potential Threshold Jurisdictional Bar, 26-10 MEALEY’S INT’L ARB. REP. 15 (2011).
- Author, Government Investigations: Does a Civil Protective Order Protect a Company’s Foreign-Based Documents from Being Produced in a Related Criminal Investigation?, 2-8 BLOOMBERG L. REP.—CORP. COUNSEL 26 (2011).
- Author, Cyber-Criticism and the Federal Trademark Dilution Act: Redefining the Noncommercial Use Exemption, 9 VA. J.L. & TECH. 12 (2004).
- Executive Committee, Board of Governors, University of Southern California Alumni Association.
- Board of Councilors, USC Gould School of Law.
- Vice President, John M. Langston Bar Association.
- Finance Chair, Board of Directors, YMCA of the Foothills.
- Steering Committee, Just the Beginning--A Pipeline Organization.
- In a pro bono matter alleging violations of his client's Eighth Amendment rights, a U.S. District Judge commented in her opinion that Mr. Prince’s work was "exemplary and in the best tradition of pro bono representation."
- Hiring Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Los Angeles Office.
- Admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits.