Krane & Smith


Daniel L. Reback


Krane & Smith
Los Angeles
16255 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 600
Encino, CA 91436

  • (818) 382-4000 - General
  • (818) 382-4001 - Fax

Mr. Reback is a member of the California State Bar and licensed to practice law before all California State courts, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Reback has a dynamic litigation practice. In the area of employment law, Mr. Reback has litigated claims involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes. Mr. Reback has also litigated a wide variety of business disputes, including claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, and claims arising from the purchase and sale of real property. He has also represented clients in all types of homeowner association matters and has substantial experience litigating claims for legal malpractice. Mr. Reback also has wide-ranging experience handling insurance coverage disputes and elder abuse claims as well.

In the area of entertainment and intellectual property litigation, Mr. Reback has litigated claims involving trademark infringement, copyright infringement, idea theft, and trade secret cases. Mr. Reback served as lead counsel representing the owner of the famous trademark “Honey Badger Don’t Care” in trademark infringement actions throughout the country.

Beyond conducting jury and bench trials, Mr. Reback has argued more than ten times at the California Court of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. One of Mr. Reback’s successful appeals, Gordon v. Drape Creative, Inc., 909 F.3d 257 (9th Cir. 2018), was ranked as the most significant trademark ruling in all the Ninth Circuit for 2018 by well-known legal publication Law360. This precedent-setting decision was featured in newspapers and publications throughout the country including The Washington Post, and Mr. Reback appeared on national television to discuss the important decision.

At Loyola Law School, Mr. Reback was on the Dean’s List, earned the prestigious First Honors Award in both Appellate Advocacy and Labor Law, and was a member of the Entertainment Law Review. After graduation, Mr. Reback was a litigator at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Mr. Reback has also been named by his peers as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.


  • Aguila v. Nong, 2024 WL 805134 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 27, 2024) (prevailing on appeal in legal malpractice case)
  • Alepyan v. Adzhemyan, 2024 WL 566691 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 13, 2024) (prevailing on appeal in malicious prosecution case)
  • Zhang v. Escovar, 2023 WL 6804625 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 16, 2023) (prevailing on appeal in legal malpractice case)
  • Drexler v. Ryckman, 2023 WL 4169902 (Cal. Ct. App. June 26, 2023) (prevailing on appeal in partition case)
  • Madison v. Spielfogel, 2022 WL 17260685 (Cal. Ct. App. Nov. 29, 2022) (prevailing on appeal in conversion case)
  • Broad. Music, Inc. v. Structured Asset Sales, LLC, 75 Cal.App.5th 596 (2022) (prevailing on appeal in sanctions case)
  • Chaudhuri v. Regents of Univ. of California, 2022 WL 291660 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 1, 2022) (appeal in university mandamus case)
  • Borisoff v. Pullman Grp., LLC, 2022 WL 99257 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 11, 2022) (prevailing on appeal on motions to compel arbitration and for attorney’s fees)
  • Wertheim, LLC v. Currency Corp., 35 Cal.App.5th 1124 (2019) (appeal on post-judgment attorney fees)
  • Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP v. Goldstein, 2018 WL 5318192 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2018) (prevailing on appeal on motions for assignment and turnover orders)
  • Gordon v. Drape Creative, Inc., 909 F.3d 257 (9th Cir. 2018) (prevailing on appeal in trademark infringement action)