Daniel R. Brice

  • Contact Info
  • Name: Daniel R. Brice
    Position: Partner
    Office: Syracuse
    Phone: (315) 422-7111
    Fax: (315) 471-2623
  • Areas of Practice
  • Employee Benefits Law
    Employment Law
    Labor Law

  • Education
  • Juris Doctor, 2003
    State University of New York
    at Buffalo School of Law
    Buffalo, New York

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication
    State University of New York
    at Oswego
    Oswego, New York

  • Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York State Supreme Courts
    United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
    United States District Court for the Western District of New York

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Daniel R. Brice



Recently named a Rising Star in employee benefits law by Super Lawyers magazine, Dan Brice represents benefit funds in complex ERISA litigation and counsels sponsors of multiemployer and single-employer plans, companies, tax-exempt entities and executives on all matters of ERISA and employee benefits including Affordable Care Act compliance. Dan advises on the design, operation and qualification of pension and welfare benefit plans. He also represents a wide variety of clients in addressing issues that arise in the workplace.

Dan regularly advises clients on how to best avoid disputes. However, when a dispute arises, Dan aggressively advocates on his client’s behalf. Dan has represented clients in front of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, New York State Public Employment Relations Board, New York State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and federal courts. No matter the forum, the goal always remains the same  – obtain a favorable result for the client.

Away from the office, Dan enjoys spending time with friends and family. During the winter months, he spends a considerable amount of his free time and invests an unhealthy portion of his personal happiness in following the Syracuse University basketball team.

Significant representations:


  • Negotiated favorable settlement terms for terminated executive whereby executive received disputed compensation due and owing to him under contract without resorting to litigation.
  • Counseled large non-profit employer in best practices related to compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Counseled employer and drafted separation agreements resolving potential claims.
  • Successful representation of client in front of New York State Division of Human Rights where complainant dropped all charges against client on eve of trial without union having to spend $1 toward settlement.
  • Successfully defended benefit fund in obtaining default arbitration award on technicality which provided full relief to the client.
  • Successfully represented client in contract action against individuals and obtained full award of attorneys’ fees despite no specific provision allowing for such fees.
  • Obtained favorable litigation settlement for individual plaintiff against municipality in a disability discrimination case.

Speaking Engagements:


Health Care Reform – 2014 and Beyond, September 2013


Health Care Reform – A Historical Overview, April 2011

“Separation Agreements: Breaking Up is Hard to Do!”, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Employment Law Update, January 2009


American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Onondaga County Bar Association; N.D.N.Y. Federal Court Bar Association