BSc (Fin Math & Stat) (Sydney); LLB (Hons I) (UTS)
Qualifications & Background
- Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics & Statistics, University of Sydney 2009
- Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, University of Technology Sydney, 2013
- Finalist, Lawyer’s Weekly magazine ’30 Under 30′, 2015 and 2016
- Quarter Finalist, 2013 Australian rounds of the Phillip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Expertise & Experience
Daniel practices in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on class actions and other large, complex commercial disputes. He also has a significant practice in human rights litigation.
Daniel graduated from his law degree with First Class Honours in 2013. He quickly distinguished himself as a solicitor, and his achievements were recognised when, in 2015, he was a finalist in the Dispute Resolution category of Lawyer’s Weekly magazine’s prestigious ’30 Under 30′ awards. He went on to be a finalist in the awards in both 2016 and 2017.
Daniel has acted on numerous complex litigation matters in State Supreme Courts and in the Federal Court, including large-scale class actions, and complex multi-party commercial disputes. He has been one of the primary lawyers working on the Wotton v State of Queensland class action, alleging racial discrimination by the State against the residents of Palm Island in the events surrounding the 2004 Palm Island Riots, on the Lee v Westpac class action, concerning Westpac’s dealings with disgraced financial planning firm Storm Financial, and on the Luke v Aveo class action, alleging unconscionable conduct by listed retirement village operator Aveo.
Other notable cases which Daniel has been involved in include the Pavlovic v Universal Music Australia dispute over a joint venture between Australia’s most successful independent record label and the world’s largest music business, and the famous McBride v Christie’s Australia “art fraud” case.
Before coming to Levitt Robinson, Daniel was a policy analyst at and the social media manager for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council. In that capacity he interacted with the top echelons of politics and media in Australia, and made written and oral submissions to Ministers and other senior Government officials. Daniel has been a prominent public commentator on issues of Australian foreign and domestic policy. He has appeared on national radio and TV news, and has been published in nationally circulated newspapers as well as major online news sites.
Daniel is a prominent young leader in Australia’s Jewish community and was the National Vice President of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students in 2009. He has also been a volunteer for numerous community and not-for-profit organisations providing assistance to refugees and Indigenous Australians.
Daniel has a basic understanding of both Hebrew and French.
Notable published decisions
- Wotton v State of Queensland (No 5)  FCA 1457
- Wotton v State of Queensland (No 4)  FCA 1075; (2015) 333 ALR 466
- Wotton v State of Queensland  FCA 910
- Pavlovic v Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd  NSWCA 313 (2015) 90 NSWLR 605
- Pavlovic v Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd  NSWCA 31
- Lee v Westpac Banking Corporation  FCA 901
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) v Cassimatis (No 4)  FCA 465
- Lock v Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)  FCA 31
- McBride v Christie’s Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 754
- McBride v Christie’s Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1729
- NSW Commissioner of Police v Keep Sydney Open Ltd  NSWSC 5