Attorney Profiles


Daniel A. Schlanger

Daniel Schlanger heads Kakalec & Schlanger’s consumer protection practice including the firm’s affirmative consumer litigation and its collection defense practice.  Dan’s affirmative litigation docket focuses on consumer class actions and other significant federal litigation relating to unfair lending, sales and collection practices. Dan’s collection defense cases include cases involving individuals as well as businesses. The firm’s collection defense cases involve a range of debt types, including medical debt, large credit card liabilities, auto deficiencies, lines of credit, personal guarantees, student loans, etc. Dan joined predecessor firm Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP in 2007 after serving as a legal services attorney and, prior to that, a federal appellate law clerk.
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Patricia Kakalec

Patricia Kakalec heads Kakalec & Schlanger’s employment practice, representing employees with claims under state and federal law. She comes to Kakalec & Schlanger after having served as Deputy Bureau Chief, Bureau Chief, and Special Counsel at the Labor Bureau of the New State Attorney General.
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Ben Silverman

Ben Silverman handles complex civil litigation ranging from consumer class actions to commercial disputes. Ben brings years of white collar defense and civil litigation experience to Kakalec & Schlanger, and was a Debevoise Fellow at the Federal Defenders of New York.
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Evan RothfarbEvan Rothfarb

Evan is an accomplished litigator with a wide range of complex litigation experience, including commercial litigations, class actions and employment matters. He serves clients in the firm’s consumer protection and employment practice areas.
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