Mr. Schlein is an experienced civil litigator with expertise in labor and employment law and dispute resolution. He was an associate with the New Jersey law firms of Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman and Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. and has participated in all phases of civil litigation in trial, appellate courts and administrative proceedings. He has handled a variety of commercial and complex litigation matters and maintains his own practice assisting clients with litigation, dispute resolution, preventative counseling and training. In addition, he is Of Counsel to the law firm of Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere in Newark, New Jersey, where he assists in the defense of public entities.
Dan previously worked with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. in Manhattan as a dispute resolution and employment law specialist. As an Assistant Director there, he partnered with senior line leadership and human resource teams in numerous matters, including investigation of complex discrimination and harassment claims. He also assisted in the development of corporate policy, provided risk analyses on potential and active litigation, advised personnel on conflict management techniques to promote productive and efficient work environments and coached senior management on corporate policies and procedures, talent management and diversity strategy.
Dan earned the advanced certificate in alternative dispute resolution from the Scheinman Institute of Conflict Resolution at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is qualified as a court-approved mediator for the New Jersey Superior Courts and is an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He holds a law degree from George Washington University, a Master’s degree in Politics from the University of Oxford and a B.A. from Wesleyan University, from which he graduated with honors and departmental high distinction. He is a member of the bars of New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. In addition, he has been admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Dan has long had an interest in applying his knowledge of civil rights laws and investigative background towards advancing the rule of law and increasing awareness of international human rights standards. He joined the IJP to deepen his knowledge of international law, assist victims of human rights violations obtain redress in domestic, regional and international courts, help collect evidence of human rights violations and promote the IJP’s advocacy efforts to hold violators of international law accountable for their crimes.