About Daniel A. Schlanger

Attorney Daniel Schlanger has dedicated his legal career to the protection of consumers’ rights. A graduate of Harvard Law School and former clerk for the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III of the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Dan got his start in consumer protection at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, where he was a staff attorney in that organization’s consumer law unit.

In 2007, Dan went into private practice as a partner at Schlanger Law Group, LLP (then known as “Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP”), where he built a practice dedicated to consumer protection litigation, class action lawsuits, and debt collection defense.


Dan has repeatedly been certified as class counsel in class actions involving consumer protection issues, including:

  • Multiple class-action lawsuits against multiple high-volume debt collection law firms and debt buyers brought on grounds that boilerplate state court collection documents contained false statements
  • Class actions alleging usury, false and deceptive debt collection letters, usury, and other violative conduct.
  • Dan was also on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in litigation against Porsche regarding alleged defects in the coolant system of certain models of the Porsche Cayenne.
  • Dan was counsel to a group of consumers who brought related RICO cases against a New York used car dealer and several automobile financing companies, alleging predatory auto lending practices.

Dan’s passion for consumer protection extends beyond the personal service he provides to victims of identity theft, overreaching debt collectors, false advertising and other unfair and deceptive business practices. He regularly speaks and presents CLE programs on topics relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), auto fraud, usury, collection defense, and related consumer topics.

In 2013, Dan received the New York State Bar Association President’s Award for Individual Pro Bono Work (9th Judicial District), and the Jim Gardner Business Ethics Award from the Rotary Club of White Plains. He was named to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Before entering Harvard Law School in 2001, Dan spent seven years working in sustainable agriculture, including five years as the owner and manager of a certified organic vegetable farm located outside of Sacramento.

education Education
  • J.D., 2004, Harvard Law School, cum laude
  • 2004 Harvard Law School Dean’s Award for Community Leadership
  • B.A., 1994, Carleton College, magna cum laude
clerkship Clerkship
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Bar Admissions Bar Admissions and Professional Associations:
  • New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court