Cozen O’Connor: Johns, Daniel V.

Daniel V. Johns



(215) 665-4722

(215) 665-2013

Daniel V. Johns litigates employment-related matters in courtrooms throughout the country, including numerous Courts of Appeals. Throughout his 25-year career, Daniel has represented and advised employers and their management in an array of labor and employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, and other civil rights litigation; interest and grievance arbitrations; at-will litigation; restrictive covenant/trade secret claims; benefits litigation; independent contractor classification issues; collective bargaining; union avoidance; and unfair labor practice litigation before the National Labor Relations Board and various state agencies.

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, labor and employment law, 2012-2019; and The Best Lawyers in America, employment law, labor and employment litigation, 2012-2019, Daniel has served as lead trial counsel in litigation matters around the country, including claims brought under: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well as various other federal, state, and local employment laws.  

Daniel earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. at the University of Notre Dame.


138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Expand its National Labor & Employment Practice, Adding Veteran Attorney Daniel V. Johns

January 24, 2019

Johns Will Play a Key Role in Growing the Firm’s Higher Education Industry Team


NLRB Deals Another Blow to Gig Workers’ Rights Under NLRA [Alert]

May 23, 2019

Anna Wermuth, Kelly Kindig, and Dan Johns discuss the recent advice memorandum released by the Division of Advice of the NLRB concluding drivers for the ride-sharing platform Uber are independent contractors and not employees.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Marijuana in the Workplace

November 15, 2019 - Atlantic City, NJ

2019 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Employment Law Institute 2019

April 24, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

24th Annual Employment Law Institute

April 27, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

NLRB Update for 2017: Back to the Future?

September 14, 2017 - Langhorne, PA

Annual Employment Law Institute

April 27, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI's 22nd Annual Employment Law Institute

April 28, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., highest honors, 1992

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2012-2020

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court