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Daniell Newman helps top consumer brand clients develop litigation strategies that meet both their case-specific and larger business objectives. An experienced trial lawyer and legal advisor, Daniell has represented household brands including Ford Motor Company, KPMG, Live Nation, Lotus Cars, Mars, Nissan, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Tropicana, Welch’s, and Whole Foods as well as many of the world’s largest medical device, pharmaceutical and health care companies in commercial litigation matters.

A member of the team previously named by The American Lawyer as the Products Liability Group of the Year, Daniell has a wealth of experience in products liability and toxic tort defense. He is part of the national and trial counsel team for the world’s largest manufacturer of medical devices and currently represents numerous multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies in litigation throughout the country. He also has over a decade of experience defending consumer product manufacturers in personal injury/toxic exposure cases, including the successful defense of many cases involving talcum powder containing products and alleging asbestos contamination. Daniell frequently serves as national expert witness team lead for clients who are facing a significant volume of similar product and device cases, regularly building and managing large teams of world-class expert witnesses while preparing them for trial.

Daniell also represents many of America’s best-known food and beverage companies in litigation throughout the country, defending claims of false advertising under the federal Lanham Act and state consumer protection statutes. He also represents major automotive manufacturers in litigation throughout the country. In addition to his litigation experience, Daniell is a trusted legal advisor, with clients that include a rapidly growing consumer food brand who turn to him to handle all of their legal matters.


  • False Advertising and Unfair Competition
  • Products liability and toxic tort litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation
  • Class action defense
  • Electronic discovery
  • Intellectual property litigation



  • Defense of manufacturers of products containing talcum powder and of alleged asbestos-containing products in dozens of cases alleging claims of personal injury and product liability, including a complete jury verdict for the defense.
  • Secured the dismissal of his client in over a dozen cases alleging toxic exposure in over the counter talcum powder containing consumer products.
  • Defense of multinational pharmaceutical company in numerous cases throughout the United States involving alleged personal injury from the use of consumer products.
  • Defense of numerous medical device companies, including the world’s largest device maker, in personal injury litigation related to a variety of medical devices.
  • Represented domestic and foreign auto makers in the defense of dozens of cases alleging false advertising and under various state consumer protection statutes.
  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of client Ocean Spray in federal Lanham Act trial concerning the labeling and advertising of Ocean Spray 100% Juice blend. Recognized by The Daily Journal as a “Top Defense Verdict” of the year.
  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of client Tropicana in a federal Lanham Act trial.
  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of client Welch’s in federal Lanham Act trial.
  • Representation of a global concert promotion company in a dispute over the sale of numerous large live theatre venues in Europe.
  • Member of trial team representing a Fortune 500 natural gas and electric utility against consolidated multibillion-dollar antitrust class actions.
  • Defense of major financial advisory firms against claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims in the accounting context.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2012-2016
  • Listed, The Recorder, "Lawyers on the Fast Track," 2013
  • Board Chair, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Advisory Board
  • Event Chair, Western Center on Law & Poverty, "Fair Shake" Annual Gala, 2012-2016
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Century City Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005
    • Harvard International Law Journal, executive editorial team
    • Harvard Journal of Law and Technology
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2002
    • Highest Honors at graduation
    • Haas Scholar
    • Research Fellow, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • French, Fluent
  • Spanish, Fluent