Leon Dayan

Leon Dayan

Leon Dayan is a member of the firm and has represented clients in numerous appellate and trial-court matters. Leon has co-authored several briefs in the United States Supreme Court, and has argued appeals in seven different federal circuit courts, as well as in state appellate and supreme courts. At the trial-court level, Leon's practice has included the representation of unions in First Amendment matters as well as in RICO, union-governance, election, and employment matters; the representation of retirees in complex employee-benefit class-actions; and the representation of employee benefit plans in ERISA breach-of-fiduciary-duty cases.

Leon's practice also includes counseling national unions on immigration-related questions. In addition, Leon has represented numerous individual attorneys on matters pertaining to professional ethics and bar disciplinary proceedings.

Leon received his JD degree from the University of California Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989, where was Order of the Coif. In 1985, he received his A.B. degree in History from Stanford University, where he graduated with honors and distinction, Phi Beta Kappa.

After completing law school, Leon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Leon then practiced law in Los Angeles at a public interest law firm for three years before becoming an associate at Bredhoff & Kaiser in 1994. From 1999 through 2001, Leon taught employment law as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law.

Leon's published articles include "Qui Tam Suits Against Public Entities After Stevens," 19 TAF QR 15 (2000) and "The Scope of Copyright in Information: An Alternative to Classic Theory," 42 Fed.Comm.L.J. 239 (1990).

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