• State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Washington
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California


Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2006)

  • Cum Laude
  • Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, Symposium Editor

New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program, M.P.S. (2000)

  • Pioneering Artist in New Media Award

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brian Danitz is a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP.  Mr. Danitz has substantial experience representing clients in state and federal litigation, arbitration, internal investigations, and government investigations, involving commercial disputes, corporate and securities fraud, shareholder litigation, consumer class actions, antitrust and employee whistleblower complaints.  His practice includes all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts, in matters involving complex issues including allegations of securities law violations, shareholder disputes including involving breach of fiduciary duty and corporate governance, trade secret violations, and commercial disputes.  

Mr. Danitz is actively involved in the California and Bay Area legal communities, and is currently serving as a member of the State Bar of California’s 2020 Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation.

Prior to joining Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Mr. Danitz worked at a large law firm in Silicon Valley, representing clients in commercial litigation, securities litigation, and government enforcement matters. 

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Danitz was a documentary filmmaker and producer of new media. Mr. Danitz was the cinematographer for the Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, Oscar-nominated film Sound and Fury, and Emmy Award winner TV Nation, and directed Ecological Design: Inventing the FutureObjects and Memory, and N is for Nuclear, among other films.

Mr. Danitz received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, where he was the Symposium Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal.  Mr. Danitz received B.F.A. and M.P.S. degrees from New York University.