Daniel R. Suvor
Thank you for your interest. Before you communicate with one of our attorneys, please note: Any comments our attorneys share with you are general information and not legal advice. No attorney-client relationship will exist between you or your business and O’Melveny or any of its attorneys unless conflicts have been cleared, our management has given its approval, and an engagement letter has been signed. Meanwhile, you agree: we have no duty to advise you or provide you with legal assistance; you will not divulge any confidences or send any confidential or sensitive information to our attorneys (we are not in a position to keep it confidential and might be required to convey it to our clients); and, you may not use this contact to attempt to disqualify O’Melveny from representing other clients adverse to you or your business. By clicking "accept" you acknowledge receipt and agree to all of the terms of this paragraph and our Disclaimer.
Daniel is co-chair of O’Melveny’s State Attorneys General Investigations and Litigation Group. He is an experienced litigator and strategic advisor who specializes in high-stakes litigation, government investigations and controversies, and regulatory matters. Daniel regularly handles government contract disputes, including bid protests at the state and local levels. His broad practice encompasses products liability, healthcare, environmental, technology, financial services, and white collar and investigation matters that could appear before government agencies.
Daniel also represents government agencies in appellate litigation, investigations, and regulatory counseling matters.
Daniel previously served as Chief of Policy and Senior Counsel to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. In that position, he was a member of the four-person executive team that supervised and operated the 5,000-person California Department of Justice. As Harris’s primary legal policy advisor, Daniel was responsible for developing and executing the Attorney General’s policy initiatives and supervising some of the department’s most complex and high-profile matters, covering healthcare, technology and privacy, criminal justice, civil rights, environmental and consumer law. As a result, he has a deep understanding of the national state attorney general landscape and the best strategies for engagement with AG’s offices.
In 2009, Daniel was appointed by President Obama to serve at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). From 2009-2013, he worked as a litigation attorney for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of HHS. In those roles, Daniel counseled CMS and HHS on Affordable Care Act implementation, advising on statutory authority and Administrative Procedure Act issues for regulations and guidance documents and served as HHS’ lead agency counsel on dozens of constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act, including the NFIB v. Sebelius case.
Daniel later served in the Obama White House as senior director of the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs, where he coordinated logistics, communications and policy between the President and his domestic cabinet agencies (including HHS and the U.S. Department of Justice).
Daniel maintains a dynamic pro bono practice and is active in several community organizations. He also serves as statewide chair of U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s judicial evaluation commission.
In 2013, he won the national Hispanic Health Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Medical Association and in 2014 was selected by the Huffington Post as one of the 40 Under 40 Hispanics in American Politics. In 2016, he was selected by the American Bar Association as one of the Top 40 Young Lawyers in the United States. In 2017, he was named to Latino Leaders Magazine’s “Top Latino Lawyers”.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized by Chambers USA for State Attorneys General (2023)
- Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Future Star" (2023)
- Named to the “Top 40 Under 40” list of California attorneys by the Daily Journal (2020)
- Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Top Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles” (2020)
- Named to the 40 & Under Hot List for White-Collar Crime and Product Liability Litigation (2019-2022), General Litigation (2021) by Benchmark Litigation
- Named to Latino Leaders Magazine’s “Top Latino Lawyers” (2017)
- US District Court for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
- US Court of Appeals, Second, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits
- US Supreme Court
- George Washington University, J.D.
- University of Southern California, B.A.
- “The Regulator Perspective,” California Privacy Law, Practising Law Institute (October 2020)
- “The Regulator Perspective,” California Privacy Law, Practicising Law Institute (September 2019)