Daniel Wilf-Townsend (né Townsend) is the firm’s 2017-2018 Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation. He joined the firm after completing judicial clerkships with Judge Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Jeffrey Meyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
As a summer associate at Gupta Wessler in 2014, Danny drafted a brief in opposition to certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as sections of a merits brief in the Second Circuit. Before that, Danny’s legal experience included working at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the chambers of Justice Carlos Moreno of the Supreme Court of California. Prior to law school, Danny worked at The American Prospect and researched political liberalism in China as a Fulbright Scholar at Nanjing University.
Danny’s writing has been published by the Stanford Law Review, Slate, and the American Prospect. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow, a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, and a Prize Finalist and Board Member of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals. Danny graduated from Yale College, magna cum laude, with a degree in ethics, politics, and economics.
* Not admitted in the District of Columbia. Admitted to the State Bar of California (Bar # 316129) and supervised by members of the firm pending admission to the D.C. Bar under D.C. Bar Rule 49(c)(8).