Danielle joined Ropes & Gray as an associate in the litigation group in 2016. Her practice focuses on business and securities litigation for complex commercial disputes, as well as government investigations. Danielle’s representative work includes investigations of pharmaceutical and medical device companies for alleged violations of anti-kickback laws, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, consumer protection statutes, and federal securities laws, as well as the defense of several mutual fund investment advisers against claims of excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Danielle also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing her efforts on providing legal advice to homeless clients at GLIDE’s pro bono legal clinic, obtaining grants of asylum for clients from Central America, representing tenants in Bay Area housing cases, and advising arts organizations, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
During law school, Danielle worked as an extern for Justice Kathleen Banke in the Court of Appeal First District, Division One. Danielle also served as a senior note editor of the UC Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and competed on both the law school’s Moot Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution teams.
- Represents major pharmaceutical companies in government investigations in response to alleged False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute violations.
- Represents a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in an investigation by the Department of Justice concerning alleged violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Represents laboratory companies in a putative wage and hour class action in California state court alleging off the clock work, meal and rest period violations.
- Represents individual shareholder in securities dispute.
- Represents an international company in pending FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection investigation.
- Assisted with the defense of several mutual fund investment advisers against claims of excessive fees, challenging the alleged differential between advisory and sub-advisory fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
- Secured grant of asylum for refugee from El Salvador who fled the country after receiving death threats for starting a local political opposition group.
- Note, “Examining the Americans with Disabilities Act’s Reassignment Provision Through an Equal Protection Lens,” 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 677 (2016)
- JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2016; senior note editor, UC Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly; Moot Court team member; Alternative Dispute Resolution team member
- BA (English), University of California, Berkeley, 2011