Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP

Firm Overview

Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP is a New York-based, plaintiffs'-side consumer class action and employment litigation boutique. We focus on sophisticated federal advocacy on behalf of consumers, employees, and other victims of marketplace injustice.
Main Office
85 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York  NY  10004
  • (212) 500-6114
  • (646) 612-7996

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
We represent employees in wage and hour cases (unpaid wages and overtime, violations of the labor law as to tipped workers, misclassification, and other issues), and advise employers about compliance with employment laws.
Consumer Protection
Consumer Protection
We represent victims of lending fraud, collection abuse, and other types of marketplace injustice, such as hidden fees and dangerous or deficient products.

Patricia Kakalec

Tricia Kakalec heads Kakalec & Schlanger's employment practice, representing employees with claims under state and federal law. She focuses on litigating wage and hour claims (both as class actions and as FLSA collective actions), and also handles discrimination, retaliation, and other types of employment litigation.

Tricia comes to Kakalec & Schlanger from the Labor Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's office, where she served as Deputy Bureau Chief, Bureau Chief, and Special Counsel and as Chair of the office's Equal Employment Opportunity committee. Earlier, Tricia was the co-founder and Executive Director of the Workers' Rights Law Center of New York, and an attorney with Farmworker Legal Services of New York, in both offices representing farmworkers and other low-wage workers around New York State. Tricia began her legal career as an associate with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

Tricia received her law degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and clerked for the Hon. Denis R. Hurley in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. She has been a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School (2010-11) and an Echoing Green fellow (2006-08).
  • Harvard Law School
    J.D. , 1993
  • Duke University
    A.B. , 1988

Daniel Schlanger

Daniel Schlanger is the managing partner at Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP, and heads its consumer practice. His practice focuses on class actions and other affirmative litigation, predominantly in Federal Court.

Dan joined Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP in 2007 after working as a staff attorney at Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, where he was a member of that organization's consumer law unit, and helped to found a program focused on wage and hour litigation on behalf of low-income workers. Prior to that, Dan clerked for the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III on the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.

Dan received his law degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College, magna cum laude, in 1994.

Dan's work as a lawyer is guided by his passion for assisting victims of lending fraud, collection abuse, and other types of marketplace injustice, such as hidden fees and dangerous or deficient products.

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