Former Top Advisor to California Attorney General Joins O’Melveny as Litigator

April 19, 2017


LOS ANGELES—April 19, 2017—O’Melveny welcomes Daniel Suvor, former Chief of Policy and Senior Counsel to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, as a litigator in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His broad practice will encompass products liability, healthcare, financial services, and white collar and investigation matters that appear before state attorneys general and other government agencies.

As Harris’s primary legal policy advisor, Suvor 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. Suvor oversaw significant criminal investigations and civil enforcement actions, including cases involving public corruption and financial fraud brought by the Financial Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section, and numerous cases brought by the Department’s Consumer and Civil Rights Enforcement Sections. He also served as the California Attorney General’s liaison to the National Association of Attorneys General and the Conference of Western Attorneys General.

“Daniel’s deep policy experience and extensive network among Attorneys General will provide our clients with an insider perspective into the best strategies for engaging with AGs,” said Rich Goetz, Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Litigation Department. “O’Melveny has a long history of lawyers serving at the highest level of our government and we’re thrilled to welcome Daniel into that group.”

Prior to his work with Harris, Suvor held several key positions in the Obama Administration. He served in the White House as Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs, where he coordinated logistics, communications, and policy between the President and his domestic cabinet agencies. He also was appointed by President Obama to serve at the US Department of Health and Human Services as a litigation attorney for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of HHS. In those roles, he counseled CMS and HHS on Affordable Care Act implementation, advising on statutory authority and Administrative Procedure Act issues for regulations and guidance documents, and working closely as lead agency counsel with the Department of Justice to defend the Affordable Care Act in federal courts around the country.

“I’ve been fortunate to gain extensive and varied litigation and public policy experience throughout my time with the government,” Suvor said. “O’Melveny’s history of civic leadership, the firm’s commitment to excellence, and its broad and collaborative litigation platform was a natural fit for my practice.”

Suvor won the national Hispanic Health Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Medical Association and 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.

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