J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude
Before attending UCLA, Daniel was a staff sergeant in the Israeli Defense Force and a semi-professional basketball player, and following his graduation from the university, he coached a youth basketball team and tutored students preparing for the LSAT.
As an attorney, Daniel practiced at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, focusing mostly on corporate income tax and large-scale securitization taxation issues and dedicating most of his pro bono hours serving veterans and veteran-related charities in their legal needs. Before joining Stratus, Daniel worked as an in-house counsel for a nonprofit healthcare school.
What I like most about being a Stratus Law School Admissions Counselor:
Working together with prospective students to identify their goals, then collaborating to achieve those reminds me what being a counselor is all about. The better I get to personally know an applicant, the more vested I become in the outcome of their journey, and watching them grow and refine their skills, followed by seeing the happiness that comes with being admitted to a good school brings me great satisfaction.
One piece of advice I would share with someone who is applying to law school:
Ranking and numbers aren’t everything. Each applicant should look past their scores and where a school is ranked, remembering that every applicant brings something unique to the table – as does every law school. Some schools that seem out of reach may admit a candidate with a lower LSAT score or GPA because they like the unique experiences that the applicant brings to the table. Similarly, when trying to decide between schools, candidates need to remember that a lower ranked school may be a better fit for many reasons, such as the applicant’s interest in a specific area of the law.
3 Random Facts:
- I went on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire once, and made it to the 11th question!
- I won the Israeli Open Judo Championship… when I was 10.
- I lived in Russia for two years in the early 90s, and got to eat in the first McDonald’s ever opened in the USSR (after waiting in line for 2 hours)