Adjunct Professor Daniel Blank has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender since 1999, and has tried numerous misdemeanor and felony cases, including a capital murder case in 2007 that resulted in acquittal on all charges. He has also taught various courses at Hastings since 2001.
Professor Blank received his J.D. from Stanford and his B.A. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He clerked with the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle. He was an associate with Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe in San Francisco before joining the Federal Public Defender’s Office.