Daniel J. Altaras | Associate | Mr. Altaras focuses his practice on Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Consumer Fraud, and Wage and Hour Violations

Daniel J. Altaras, Esq.

Associate | Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC

Email: dan@dereksmithlaw.com | Phone: 212.587.0760

Daniel J. Altaras is an associate in Derek Smith Law Group’s New York office. Mr. Altaras focuses his practice on Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Consumer Fraud, and Wage and Hour Violations. Mr. Altaras has extensive experience in handling all aspects of litigation from pleadings through trial including drafting pleadings, discovery motions, and dispositive motions; attending court conferences and motion hearings; managing depositions; and preparing settlement documents. Prior to joining Derek Smith Law Group, Mr. Altaras worked at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, an insurance defense firm also specializing in Labor & Employment Law.


Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2016

  • Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Executive Articles Editor
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society

B.A., cum laude, English Literature, Yeshiva University, 2013

  • Dean’s List
  • Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program

Honors

  • Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship
  • Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest Fellowship
  • Brooklyn Law School International Human Rights Fellowship (oer extended)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in International & Foreign Law Research
  • Silver Brooklyn Law School Pro Bono Award

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Retaliation
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Wage and Hour Violations

Publications

  • Workplace Violence in the Twenty First Century, For the Defense (January 2017)
  • MLBers Have Little to Gain, Much to Lose in Al Jazeera Suits, Law360 (January 7, 2016)
  • College Athletics Puts Title IX in the Spotlight, Law360 (September 11, 2015)

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • District Court for the District of New Jersey

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association