Lee Daniels – Partner at Kotchen & Low LLP
Daniels, a partner at Kotchen & Low LLP, specializes in complex commercial litigation. He has represented Fortune 500 companies against class actions as well as filing antitrust, breach of contract, and consumer protection claims successfully.
At his trial for murdering his aunt, Daniels’ psychiatrist testified that he wasn’t under the influence of either alcohol or cocaine and showed no remorse over what he did. Easley will consider Cynthia White of Las Vegas’ testimony as well.
Early Life and Education
Although evidence demonstrating the relationship between early life conditions and long-term economic outcomes is abundant, its direction of effects may not always be evident. For example, poor birth outcomes could reflect unobservable characteristics that contribute independently to adult economic results, or be partly explained by parental behavior or family background factors.
Josephus Daniels was born in Washington, North Carolina to a local newspaper editor father. As an abolitionist and supporter of the Greenback movement he studied geology in several northeastern schools (such as those founded by Louis Agassiz). Later he would become Wisconsin State Geologist. Additionally he founded an antislavery society named after Louis Agassiz called State Kansas Aid Society which organized colonizing expeditions against slave-owning settlers while at the same time sponsoring colonizing expeditions of its own to support Greenback movement efforts.
Daniels has held top management roles both within business and state government, applying those skills to his work as governor. He has led in healthcare improvements, landmark education reforms and fiscal responsibility. Furthermore, environmental stewardship has become a top priority with thousands of acres protected as wetland habitats and wildlife refuges.
Daniel spent much of his professional career bouncing between teams, always contributing significantly to the Pacers winning three ABA championships between 1970-1973.
At Kotchen & Low, Daniels is responsible for complex commercial litigation matters including employment discrimination and antitrust class actions. He has appeared before federal and state trial courts as well as multidistrict litigation panels; additionally he has tried several cases successfully to verdict.
Achievement and Honors
Daniels has led the university in an innovative direction of inter-disciplinary collaboration, creating transformative initiatives to address society’s most daunting issues – from precision medicine to democracy bolstering. These include the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute; Bloomberg American Health Initiative and Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute among others.
In 2006, he and Radcliffe made their directorial debut with the Academy Award-winning film PRECIOUS (based on a novel of the same name), also directing music videos and commercials together.
Daniels has remained actively engaged with DU since graduation, regularly attending alumni gatherings and sporting events. In 2022 he was honored with the Engagement Award from DU’s Department of Management; this accolade recognizes alumni who go beyond classroom learning to advance DU’s mission.
Daniels has contributed both time and money to numerous charitable organizations, including the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative. Additionally, he serves as co-chair for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget as well as being on various other organizations’ boards of directors.
His unique combination of charismatic leadership and public service have earned him wide praise, including for his role in health care reform, education policy development and fiscal responsibility. In recognition of his efforts he was awarded with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship as well as being recognized by Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year award.
He has also been recognized for his contributions to arts and sports. He has received multiple awards, becoming a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and writing several books over time.
Lee Daniels is an esteemed filmmaker best known for helming films such as “Shadow Boxer” and “Precious”. His directorial debut was met with much success, earning him much praise as well as earning huge box office success that helped him make substantial sums.
He has earned many awards and nominations for his acting work. From 2012-2014 he starred as fictional news anchor Will McAvoy on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO political drama series The Newsroom; receiving much critical acclaim.
Errol Flynn made headlines as Atticus Finch in the 2018 Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, earning both critical acclaim and awards nominations. Furthermore, this actor founded Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea Michigan.