Daniel Paxton is an experienced litigator with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes for clients in a broad range of matters including complex commercial cases, labor and employment litigation, and cannabis regulatory affairs. As an associate in the firm’s Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Consumer Class Actions group, Daniel focuses on defending manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and consumer goods in state and federal courts.
Prior to joining McCarter, Daniel served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City, specializing in labor and employment law. In this role, he successfully defended the City in numerous matters involving claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Daniel also provided essential advice and counsel regarding employee policies and cannabis-related labor matters.
In law school, Daniel served as Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, and was honored to be chosen as the commencement speaker for his graduating class. Upon graduation, he clerked in the Chancery Division for the Hon. Menelaos W. Toskos, P.J. Ch. (then J.S.C) (ret.). After his clerkship, Daniel worked as a litigation associate at a prominent New Jersey law firm.
Daniel currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project, a college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark area. Before transitioning into law, Daniel worked for over a decade as a high school English teacher in New Jersey’s public schools.