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Daniel J. Gonzalez
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Daniel J. Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez is a partner at the firm, which he joined in 1984.  He has briefed and supervised the briefing in over 200 civil and criminal appeals and writ proceedings in the state and federal courts. He has argued as lead appellate counsel in a number of cases before the California Supreme Court, including Prachasaisoradej v. Ralphs Grocery Company, Inc. (2007) 42 Cal.4th 217, which upheld the legality of profit-based compensation under California’s wage laws.

Before joining Horvitz & Levy, Mr. Gonzalez was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California, Criminal Division, and before that, a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles. Earlier, he held a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Joseph H. Young, United States District Court Judge, District of Maryland.

Mr. Gonzalez was recently lead counsel in Acqua Vista Homeowners Association v. MWI, Inc., where he secured reversal of a $24 million judgment with directions to enter judgment in favor of his client.  The published decision resolved an issue of considerable importance to California’s...

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  • Prachasaisoradej v. Ralph's Grocery: Profit-Based Incentive Plans Given the Green Light (January 2008) California Labor & Employment Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 5