Richard E. Daniels


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  • Biography

    Richard Daniels is an Associate in the GRSM Chicago office whose practice includes commercial litigation, employment law, tort litigation, and class action matters in federal and state court. Richard has experience representing clients on both sides and at all stages of litigation, giving him a well-rounded perspective to best serve clients’ needs. Richard’s clients also include transportation companies, retail businesses, property managers, manufacturing contractors, and restaurants, for whom he provides employment, transactional, and compliance guidance.

    In his litigation practice, Richard has successfully defended claims involving employment disputes, contract disputes, copyright issues, trucking and transportation lawsuits, and general tort actions. Richard also has experience defending product liability lawsuits, catastrophic injury cases, and actions brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and Civil Rights claims.

    Richard earned his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a Certificate in Advocacy, where he was a member of the American Bar Association Moot Court Team and received Top Oralist recognition at the Philadelphia regional competition. 
    Richard clerked for GRSM during his second and third years of law school, where he became familiar with the wide array of legal practices GRSM has to offer. 

    During law school, Richard also served as a Judicial Extern to Judge Jorge L. Alonso of the Northern District of Illinois, where he gained experience overseeing trials, researching and drafting opinions for criminal cases and civil disputes at the federal level.


    • Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern, Central and Southern District of Illinois


    • American Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Professional Liability Defense Federation

    Community Involvement

    • Lake Forest Caucus Member, 2018-2022
    • Chicago Lawyers Rugby Club
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Obtained dismissal of multiple intentional tort claims against corporate officers in their individual capacities arising from fraud and financial disputes. 

    • Obtained voluntary and involuntary dismissals of several lawsuits brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).

    • Resolved multiple catastrophic injury lawsuits arising from trucking accidents. During law school, obtained favorable results for clients facing employment discrimination at the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission through Loyola’s Mediation Advocacy Practicum. 

    • During law school, served as Rule 711 Clerk to Special Prosecutor William X. Elward of the State’s Attorney’s Appellate Prosecutor’s Office, and worked on cases ranging from DUI to murder. 

  • Publications & Presentations


    • Co-author, The Defamation and Libel Perils of Publishing a Print or Online Newspaper, presented by partner Thomas G. Cronin at the 2019 National Newspaper Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • Author, A National Biometric Privacy Law Could Spur Litigation Wave, Bloomberg Law, September 22, 2020

    • Co-author, Not a Leg to Stand On: Seventh Circuit Strengthens Standard for Finding Article III Standing, GRSM Consumer Protection Litigation Law Update, January 7, 2021

    • Author, Trio of Rulings Leave Few Defenses for BIPA Defendants, Bloomberg Law, 2023

    • Contributing Editor, Workplace Data Treatise, Bloomberg Law, 2024

  • Education


    J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2020

    • Dean’s List
    • Moot Court, American Bar Association Team
    • Certificate in Advocacy
    • Judicial Extern to Judge Jorge L. Alonso, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    B.Mus., Jazz Performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 

    • Illinois Men’s Rugby, President