Daniel C. Masakayan Associate

Daniel is an associate with the Labor and Employment group with experience in labor and employment counseling and litigation, particularly under Title VII and ERISA. He has experience drafting employment, severance, confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements, as well as other employment policies, in compliance with state and federal law. He has also assisted companies in ensuring compliance with new privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Daniel is committed to his diverse pro bono practice, in which he has assisted clients with attaining/retaining legal business immigrant, non-immigrant and asylum status and acquiring Social Security disability benefits. Daniel is also active in his community, and has served as a tennis coach in the Virginia Special Olympics.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Daniel served as a judicial intern to Hon. Gerald Bruce Lee (Ret.) of the Eastern District of Virginia.

At George Mason School of Law, Daniel was a member of the George Mason Law Review, and Moot Court team. He was also a recipient of the 2018 George Mason University “Marketplace of Ideas” Award Recipient for Passion in Advocacy, and 2017 George Mason Law Review Arthur Schmalz Award for the Best Student Write-On Submission.


Represented national corporations in ERISA withdrawal liability disputes.

Assisted national corporations in drafting CCPA compliant employer-side policies.

Advised a trade group organization on sports and esports betting legislation compliance.

  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, cum laude, Member, George Mason Law Review, 2018
  • University of Virginia, BA, Political Philosophy, Policy and Law, Dean's List, 2013
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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