Daniel E. Farrington founded Farrington Law in 2003 and is the firm’s Managing Partner. Dan founded the firm on the belief that clients facing employment law challenges are best served by a boutique team of highly-skilled attorneys who can develop a deep understanding of their clients’ businesses.
For almost 20 years, Dan has been advising and counseling employers in all aspects of the increasingly complex myriad of federal, state and local laws governing the employer-employee relationship. Dan has extensive experience with claims involving discrimination, wage and hour law violations, accommodations for disabled employees, the Family and Medical Leave Act, trade secrets, non-competition agreements and more.
Traveling regularly to meet his clients’ needs, Dan defends employers in litigation around the United States. In recent years, Dan has represented clients in lawsuits in federal and state trial courts in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. In addition to his trial-level practice, Dan has successfully represented clients in appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits, and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Most notably, Dan successfully argued the case of Rederford v. US Airways, Inc. before the First Circuit in 2009, which established for the first time in a federal court of appeals the legal principle that an employment discrimination claim seeking only the equitable relief of reinstatement was subject to discharge in bankruptcy.
Dan has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the leading employment lawyers in Maryland, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment, and has been identified by the Washington Business Journal of one of Washington’s top attorneys. Dan is also a recipient of the Sodexo Law Department’s “Spirit of Partnership” award. Dan has guest lectured at the University of Maryland School of Law and speaks and writes regularly about employment law issues.
Dan graduated with a B.A. from the University of Florida in 1994 and received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1998. Before founding Farrington Law, Dan was an employment litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and served as in-house employment counsel to the United States Senate. Immediately after law school, Dan served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Frederick Motz, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
- J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
- B.A., University of Florida
- District of Columbia
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois