Dan Siegel is a well-known civil rights lawyer who represents individuals, labor unions, and community organizations in complex civil litigation. He is nationally known as an expert in employment and labor law, particularly in cases involving college and university faculty members and athletics coaches. Siegel writes and lectures frequently on trial practice, labor and education law, and other legal matters. He teaches education law at Mills College and is a former president of the Oakland School Board and former chair of the Oakland Housing Authority, the Greater Oakland YMCA, and the Oakland Community Policing Task Force. He served as legal advisor to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.