Dan Syed represents and advises clients in a variety of complex matters, with a focus on health care, employment, and appellate litigation. His experience includes employment discrimination lawsuits, payor-provider disputes, regulatory issues in the health care field, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges. Dan has led witness interviews and assisted in drafting successful dispositive motions before both federal district and appellate courts. He has also represented amicus curiae before the Fifth Circuit.
Dan maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing students with disabilities and several federal clemency petitioners through the Clemency Project. He assisted in drafting and filing numerous clemency applications, including one granted by President Obama.
Dan is also an adjunct faculty member at the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he teaches an employment law and advocacy class.
During law school, Dan worked at the Institute for Public Representation, where he represented deaf children seeking closed captioning in public schools, and assisted a nonprofit advocacy group apply for a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) radio license.
- February 2020
CFPB Policy Statement on Meaning of "Abusiveness"
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2015; Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review); The College of New Jersey (B.A. cum laude 2012; Phi Beta Kappa; Varsity Football Team)
- Texas, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Intern to U.S. Congressman Steve Rothman (2010)
- Law Clerk to: Judge Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2018-2019) and Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2016-2017)