Daniel Pastor


Daniel Pastor focuses his practice on business litigation, white collar defense, and appeals. He has represented businesses and individuals in a broad range of matters, including contract, securities fraud, copyright, wire fraud, false claims act, and defamation cases.

He has represented clients on appeal before the Ninth Circuit, the California Court of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Daniel serves on Coblentz’s pro bono committee and maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented immigrants facing removal and tenants facing eviction.

Prior to joining Coblentz, Daniel clerked for Judge Andrew Hurwitz on the Ninth Circuit and was an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP. Before law school, he worked for Google’s communications department and received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Chile.

Daniel is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Francisco Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and the District Courts for the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, and the Central District of California.

Daniel earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his A.B. in Politics and Latin American Studies from Princeton University. He has an M.Phil. in Politics & International Relations from Oxford University where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship.

Represent satellite television distributor in contract suit against content provider.

Represent real estate development company in contract suit brought by consultants.

Represented employees of national bank in DOJ/SEC investigations.

Represented indigent criminal defendant in wire fraud and money laundering case.

Represented Yelp Inc. and its officers in Ninth Circuit appeal that affirmed dismissal of securities fraud claims.  Curry v. Yelp Inc., 875 F.3d 1219 (9th Cir. 2017).

Represented national adoption organizations as amici curiae in V.L. v. E.L., 136 S.Ct. 1017 (2016), in which the U.S. Supreme Court required Alabama to recognize the parental rights of a lesbian mother who adopted her children in Georgia.