Clients and candidates alike greeted the founding of Daniel Burkhardt Associates with enthusiasm.  Clients view DBA as a necessary counselor that will listen carefully to them and strategically execute on their vision to help them achieve and exceed their business objectives.  Candidates know that DBA will work with them as a key partner to ensure that the opportunities they pursue are not simply next jobs but critical next steps on their career paths.  Both clients and candidates understand that DBA is committed first and foremost to ensuring not just a placement the best placement for client and candidate. 



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 leading 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 and is a member of the State Bar of California.

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.