CSU General Counsel
Daniel A. Ojeda
Daniel A. Ojeda

Daniel A. Ojeda

Dan joined the California State University in 2007. He currently serves as University Counsel to San Francisco State University and has previously represented Fresno, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Bakersfield, Sacramento State, and CSU Fullerton. Dan is a member of the Office of General Counsel Human Resources team and is a resource attorney for Employee Discipline, Disability/ADA, and Athletics NCAA. Previously, Dan practiced civil litigation in San Jose and was a partner and senior employment law specialist at Dannis Woliver Kelley, a San Francisco education law firm. Dan has published numerous articles on employment law and litigation issues and has been invited to speak at a variety of conferences, trainings, and workshops. Dan has extensive experience in other areas of higher education law as well, such as business contracts, intellectual property, construction, faculty affairs, and student issues. Dan is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of College and University Law.


  • Juris Doctor, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL (1993)
    • Editor, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley (1988)
    • Major, Political Economy of Industrial Societies

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • Member, State Bar of California; admitted to practice law in California, 1993
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
    • Editor, The Journal of College and University Law, and member of NACUANOTES Editorial Board
  • Certified Trainer, California Teachers Association interest-based bargaining training program

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

Selected Publications:

  • When FEHA and the Labor Code Collide: Practical Tips for Reconciling California’s Disability and Workers’ Compensation Requirements (September 2010) vol. 24, No. 5, California Labor & Employment Law Review
  • Navigating Uncertainty: An Inside Look at the ADA and FEHA Disability Requirements (October 2006) vol. 20, No. 5, California Labor & Employment Law Review
  • What School Boards Should Know About the Laws Regulating Charter Schools (Fall 2006) California Schools Magazine
  • Exploring the Dichotomy Between Religious and Disability Discrimination Laws in California (April 2004) Issue No. 4, California Employment Law Reporter

Selected Presentations:

  • When the FEHA and Labor Code Collide: Practical Tips for Reconciling California’s Disability Accommodation and Workers’ Compensation Requirements (November 2013) CSU Fitting the Pieces Together Conference, Sacramento, CA
  • Preparing for and Conducting a State Personnel Board Hearing (November 2011, CSU HRO Conference, Long Beach, CA
  • Department Chair Case Study (November 2008) CSU Department Chairs Workshop, Long Beach, CA
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law (August 2008) Hispanic National Bar Association National Convention, Los Angeles, CA

Other Activities, Interests or Publications:

  • Volunteer, CSU Super Sunday Program, 2009 & 2012
    • Spoke at African American churches in Sacramento and Los Angeles as part of the CSU Super Sunday outreach program

Telephone No. (562) 951-4500
Fax No. (562) 951-4956
E-mail Address: dojeda@calstate.edu


Content Contact:
December Bolden
(562) 951-4500
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Last Updated: July 11, 2017