Adjunct Professor Danielle Ochs is a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in San Francisco. She has more than seventeen years of experience as a civil litigator with an emphasis on the defense of employment-related claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. Professor Ochs's experience includes successfully defending employers in both jury and bench trials and in arbitration proceedings. In addition to her active labor and employment litigation practice, Professor Ochs has litigated a range of business disputes including contract, defamation, business interference, trade secrets, and fraud disputes.
Professor Ochs also has active advice, training, and investigations practices, assisting employers with a variety of employment and industrial relations issues. She has represented both private and public employers in a broad array of local, national, and international industries including the accounting, banking, defense, education, hotel, manufacturing, retail, transportation, technology, and utility industries.
Professor Ochs received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she was a Regents Scholar. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She currently teaches at Hastings as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the area of Pretrial Practice and Employment Discrimination.
She is the past Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the National Bar Association ("NBA"), Immediate Past President of Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, and is a past Director of NBA Region IX.