Daniel O. Canales

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC

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North Upper Wacker Drive 155
Chicago 60606 IL US

Mr. Daniel Canales advises, litigates, and negotiates on behalf of companies in labor, employment, commercial, and other civil related matters in state and federal courts and agencies throughout the United States. Since 2013, Super Lawyers has annually identified Mr. Canales as an Illinois Rising Star, a distinction awarded to less than 2.5% Illinois attorneys under 40 years old.


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2008
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 2001

Admitted to Practice:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


Since joining Ogletree Deakins in 2008, Mr. Canales has regularly first-chaired the defense of companies, large and small, in a variety of employment litigation matters. His pragmatic approach has also led to successful results privately before litigation, and at mediations and settlement conferences.

To help clients avoid disputes, Mr. Canales also routinely advises companies on day-to-day labor and employment issues, conducts human resources training, investigations, and audits, and assists with contract, non-compete, and due diligence matters.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Canales was a Senior Consultant in the Human Capital practice of Deloitte, where he advised and negotiated on behalf of companies on a variety of human resources issues.

Mr. Canales has first-chaired a number of complex employment matters leading to dismissals, summary judgments, and defense verdicts. Below is a representative list of some of these matters.

  • Trials & Arbitrations
  • Appeals
  • Employment Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenant Litigation
  • Federal & State Agency Matters

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Chicago Bar Association


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