Dan joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2019 after more than 15 years working in private practice as an intellectual property litigator. He represents the Controller’s Office, the  County Executive’s Budget & Performance Unit and the Joint Powers Financing Authority. In addition to supporting the County in public finance matters, he represents the County and its agencies in state and federal litigation and is also currently assigned to the special education team.



Undergraduate: University of New Mexico

  • B.A., Political Science, with distinction

Law School: Pepperdine

  • Cum laude, Deans List, Note & Comment Editor, Pepperdine Law Review
Prior Experience

Prior to joining the County Attorney’s Office, Dan worked in the Silicon Valley offices of Duane Morris, LLP and, earlier, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he litigated, arbitrated and mediated a diverse range of intellectual property matters for technology companies, focusing on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and employee mobility actions, and including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, breach of commercial contract/warranty, interference and fraud.


Daniel T. McCloskey, Deputy County Counsel
Daniel T. McCloskey
Lead Deputy County Attorney
(650) 599-1338