Daniel’s experiences in international relations at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Decolonization Committee, and in Washington, D.C. with the Latin American Association for Human Rights led him to pursue a Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. While studying law, Daniel engaged in the Immigration Law Clinic providing pro bono immigration services in the City of Buffalo and he also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Opinion, the law school’s newspaper. Upon graduation, the law school faculty awarded him with the Dale S. Margulies Award for Leadership in the law school and the community and Legal Methods Award. He was honored with a Journalism Award conferred by the American Bar Association. He served as Director of the Community Organization Legal Assistance Project (COLA), providing legal assistance to community-based organizations in Harlem. In the private practice of law, he respectively served as a Law Associate with the firms of Jeff L. Greenup & Associates, DelValle & Zayas, and Richard R. Zayas & Associates in litigation, corporations, personal injury, labor law, family, and civil practice areas.