Daniel A. Hantman

Daniel A. Hantman

Chicago, IL


Daniel focuses his practice on litigation and dispute resolution.

Before joining Much Shelist, he served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Diane J. Larsen in the General Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. As a Judicial Law Clerk, Daniel researched a broad range of procedural and substantive legal issues at every stage of litigation and emergency threshold. In addition, Daniel managed the court’s electronic docketing databases and drafted form orders currently employed by the court. 

Daniel has experience conducting legal research and drafting an array of legal documents, including memoranda, orders, complaints, cease and desist letters, motions and their accompanying briefs in support, interrogatories, trial findings of fact and conclusions of law, appellate briefs, and appellate decisions. He has studied and written about the intersection of law and digital technology, including conducting foundational research for I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did, a book by Professor Lori Andrews that explores the constantly evolving interface between digital media and the law.

During law school, Daniel served as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review and as an associate editor for the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. He also received CALI Awards for earning the highest grades in two courses on legal writing, administrative law and First Amendment law.

Since 2014, Daniel has served as a member of the editorial board of India Law News, a quarterly newsletter of the India Committee, American Bar Association Section of International Law. In 2014, the publication received the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Committee Newsletter award. Daniel was also invited to compose comments on behalf of the American Bar Association to the Law Commission of India’s Consultation Paper on Media Law. He has written numerous articles, including:

  • “Comments of the American Bar Association Section of International Law in Response to the Law Commission of India Consultation Paper on Media Law,” Consultation Paper on Media Law, ABA Section of International Law (July 2014)
  • “Trembling Publishers and Intrepid Ideologues: India’s Approach to Regulating Hate Speech as Both Solution and Problem,” India Law News, Vol. 5, Issue 2, ABA Section of International Law (Summer 2014)
  • “Shaking Fists and Simmering Craniums: India’s Tolerance for Restricting Socially Offensive and Emotionally Harmful Speech,” The Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law, Volume 1 (January 2014)

Daniel is proficient in French and Twi and speaks some Hindi.



Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., 2013, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
University of Chicago
M.A., 2007
Brandeis University
B.A., 2004, cum laude, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law


Prior to his career in law, Daniel was a teacher with Teach For America in New Orleans, Louisiana, and afterward in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition, he was a research analyst at Northwestern University for the MacArthur funded Youth Digital Media Use Survey Project. Daniel also worked for the University of Chicago as the coordinator of the Humanities Division and as the administrator of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies.

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