Clients and candidates alike have greeted the founding of Daniel Burkhardt Associates with enthusiasm.  [Those familiar with the legal search industry] have welcomed DBA as a key partner to help them realize their goals, a necessary counselor that will listen carefully to our clients to ensure that they achieve and exceed their [business objectives] and closely work with candidates ensure that the opportunities they [consider] are not simply next jobs but critical next steps on their career paths.  Not simply getting the deal closed but getting the right deal closed/not simply closing a deal but closing the right deal.  Both clients and candidates understand that DBA’s singular goal is not simply a placement but the formation of long-term enduring relationships between client and candidate and with DBA.

Prior to founding Daniel Burkhardt Associates, Dan Burkhardt led the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), where he developed a keen understanding of the San Francisco Bay Area legal market.  Over the course of more than ten years, he established deep professional connections to attorneys throughout the association’s 7,500-lawyer membership.  Because of his close working relationships with decision makers and decision influencers at law firms and in-house legal departments, Dan possesses an unrivaled understanding of their business goals and aspirations.  His well-grounded connections to lawyers across all practice areas and specializations means he comprehends their career aspirations and how and where to help them realize those goals.  /affiiations/rapport

Prior to his leadership of BASF, Dan served as a Deputy Assistant to the President in the Clinton White House.  He practiced law for more than four years as a litigation associate at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown, & Enersen.  He is a member of the California Bar Association.

Dan earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Honor Students Society.  He earned his JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (Berkeley Law), where he served as Senior Note and Comment Editor of the California Law Review.