Daniel L. Messeloff is an Associate in the Cleveland office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Messeloff works with clients to address, manage, and resolve legal issues they may have with their employees, with the goal of minimizing potential legal liability and contributing to his clients' overall business success. When legal issues cannot be resolved without litigation, he defends his clients in court, and has the insight and experience to know when to settle claims on advantageous terms and when to aggressively defend claims through trial. Mr. Messeloff is also an experienced labor litigator who has represented clients in labor arbitrations, NLRB proceedings, and before federal courts. Whether drafting or revising employment policies, conducting employee training sessions, advising clients on compliance issues, or representing his clients in court, he understands his clients' need to resolve problems regarding human resources, employment law, and other legal issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.
During his legal career, Mr. Messeloff has litigated many multi-million dollar employment lawsuits, including class- and collective-action claims and single-plaintiff discrimination cases. Over the past several years, he has led the litigation of multiple class actions, from investigating potential claims, responding to complaints, motion practice, discovery, class certification issues, and all other substantive and procedural aspects of this specialized area of law. Dan has also litigated disputes of all sizes arising under federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion, and other protected classes.
Mr. Messeloff serves as the Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and he has presented seminars on employment law and wage and hour issues to hundreds of corporate professionals. Mr. Messeloff is also a member of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the Special Education Growth Understanding and Learning Association, and many other community organizations in the Cleveland area. Dan has been published in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Columbus Dispatch, The New York Law Journal, and other publications. While in law school, he clerked for Judge Michael Mukasey, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, who later served as the Attorney General of the United States.
Mr. Messeloff has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” every year since 2009. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and New York, and he is admitted to the federal courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Messeloff earned his J.D. in 2001 from Fordham University School of Law. In 1996, he obtained his bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Presentations and Publications
12th Annual Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference, May Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May, 2012: “Recent Wage and Hour Developments”
National Business Institute, October, 2010: Reducing the Potential for Discrimination and Harassment Liability
Key Bank Corporate College, Spring, 2010: Six-Part Series of Seminars on Human Resources/Employment Law
Crain's Cleveland Business, December 7, 2009: Inattention to Payroll Opens Firms to Claims of Fair Labor Act Violations
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal, May, 2009: Argument for the 'Opposition': The Supreme Court Clarifies Employees' 'Opposition' as Protected Activity