ALI Council
Elected Member

Daniel C. Girard

San Francisco, CA
Girard Sharp LLP
Cornell University
University of California-Davis School of Law

Daniel Girard represents plaintiffs in class action lawsuits.  He is the managing partner of Girard Sharp LLP, a San Francisco-based law firm. 

He has served as lead attorney in a range of cases, including class actions arising under the securities, commodities, antitrust, predatory lending, telecommunications, privacy and civil rights laws.  His clients in litigation matters have included the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, the American Federation of Government Employees, Fireman’s Fund of America, Inc. and Allianz, A.G.

Daniel served on the U.S. Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure from 2015-2021.  He served on the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules from 2004-2010, and on the Advisory Board of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System from 2007-2016.

Daniel is a 1984 graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1979, where he majored in American History.

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Areas of Expertise
Tort Law
Unfair Competition (Intellectual Property)
Civil Rights (Constitutional Law)
Federal Practice & Procedure (Federal Courts)
Securities Law
Class Actions (Complex Litigation)