Daniel Prince is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings. He works in the Firm's Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices. Mr. Prince is Vice Chair of the Litigation Department in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Hiring Partner for the office. Mr. Prince represents clients in corporate and government investigations and complex litigation matters, including domestic and international arbitration, trials, and class actions. In addition to handling commercial disputes, Mr. Prince counsels clients on employee mobility and trade secrets issues, confidentiality provisions, dispute resolution clauses, and enhancements to compliance 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.
- Named among the “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys” by Los Angeles Business Journal, 2023.
- Honored as one of the "500 Leading Litigators in America" by Lawdragon, 2022, 2024.
- 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.
- Complete victory in a trial against the government involving the "worst corruption scandal in the history of the Navy." All charges dismissed with prejudice after the jury reached no verdict against our client.
- Served as General Counsel of a client, responsible for supporting compliance & other functions, and managing risk for an entity with $1B in revenues and 2,000 employees.
- Represented a multinational construction machinery company in an ICC arbitration involving a 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.
- Defended a publicly-traded restaurant chain in a nationwide criminal investigation into food safety & foodborne illness matters.
- Advised a streaming company on anti-corruption program implementation.
- 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 a federal grand jury indictment, a 7-week civil trial, and appellate proceedings.
- Represented a public agency in a federal grand jury investigation into allegations of fraud arising out of a billion dollar procurement contract. No criminal charges were filed.
- Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a trade secrets action against a foreign conglomerate over carbon fiber pre-forms used to make disc brakes.
- Defended a medical device company in a federal probe relating to if its product's specification was misleading. No criminal charges were filed.
- Secured the dismissal of a lawsuit against Central America's largest independent beverage producer in a matter involving the NY Convention, the FAA, and state law.
- Obtained a decision in Toyo Tire Holdings of Am. Inc. v. Cont'l Tire N. Am., Inc., 609 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2010), where an appellate court found that a federal district court has jurisdiction to issue interim relief pending constitution of an arbitral tribunal.
- Led the defense of a major cosmetics company in an international dispute alleging the breach of an exclusive distribution agreement.
- Obtained a deferred prosecution agreement for a university professor charged with criminal conduct for an incident in an academic laboratory. No plea was entered to any criminal charge.
- Represented a municipality in a federal grand jury investigation arising out of vendor contracts at an international airport.
Engagement & Publications
- Presenter, Ethical Considerations for In-House Counsel, Paul Hastings’s Annual Employment Law Update & MCLE Conference (Jan. 13, 2022).
- Moderator, Covid Legal Issues That Will be with Attorneys Long After the Virus is Gone, Institute for Corporate Counsel (Dec. 1, 2021).
- Presenter, White Collar Investigations and FCPA Enforcement, Black In House Counsel Network Conference (Oct. 21, 2021).
- 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, USC Alumni Association.
- Board of Councilors, USC Gould School of Law.
- President, John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, Inc.
- Vice Chair, Board of Directors, YMCA of the Foothills.
- Board Member, Westridge School.
- In a matter alleging violations of his client's Eighth Amendment rights, a federal District Judge noted that Mr. Prince's work was “exemplary and in the best tradition of pro bono representation." Fitzgerald v. Greer, Case No. 07-cv-61-bbc, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46646, at *2 (W.D. Wis. June 12, 2008).
- 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.