Danielle represents clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters, including employment agreements and discrimination, all manner of commercial disputes, as well as real estate and zoning matters. She handles internal investigations for clients in connection with complaints, charges, and claims brought by employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state administrative agencies. She advises employees and employers on state and federal employment laws, wage and hour compliance, and employment contracts including review and drafting of employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment handbooks, NDAs, and noncompete and non-solicitation provisions. She has experience prosecuting and defending claims involving contracts, business torts, easements and adverse possession, landlord-tenant disputes, employment law, defamation, intellectual property, personal injury defense and professional negligence. She represents all types of clients from large publicly-traded corporations to limited liability companies, nonprofits, and individuals.
Prior to joining RBF Law, Danielle worked as an employment and real estate litigation associate in the Denver offices of two national law firms, where she honed her skills in all phases of litigation including dispositive motions practice, discovery and document production management, witness preparation, depositions, mediations, arbitration and trials (both jury and court trials). Danielle also served as a clerk to the Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Colorado.
Danielle graduated from the University of Colorado Law School, where she served as the Class President. She was also active in the Black Law Student Association and mock trial teams. She competed nationally on three mock trial teams and continues to coach various national mock trial teams for CU Law.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Employment and Labor Law
- Contract Law
- Real Estate Litigation
- Complex Civil & Commercial Litigation
- Intellectual Property focused on Trade Secrets Litigation
Counsel to a publicly-traded, fast-casual restaurant, where she assisted in the dismissal of more than fifty employment administrative charges arising out of claims for wrongful termination, Title VII (including race, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, and disability), sexual harassment, FMLA, FLSA, and retaliation including a class-action charge.
Counsel for a marijuana dispensary, where she assisted in obtaining injunctive relief against a former employee’s use of trade secrets and confidential information.
Counsel for a sole proprietor, where she prevailed in the dismissal of a contract dispute with a leasing company for a credit card machine in both New York and Colorado.
Counsel for a limited liability company, where she prevailed in the dismissal of a zoning violation and drastically decreased the penalties demanded by the county attorney against the client.
Counsel to a nonprofit corporation, where she achieved summary judgment for disability discrimination, retaliation, and reverse discrimination claims alleged by a current employee.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
- Sam Cary Bar Association
- Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Board Member
- Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Board Member
- Sisterhood of Philanthropists Impacting Needs (S.P.I.N.), Founding Member
- Emily Griffith Foundation, Board Member
- High Point Academy Charter School, Board Member
- Colorado Lawyers Committee, Education Task Force
- Coach for Colorado Law School’s National Mock Trial Team
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Courts:
State of Colorado
University of Colorado School of Law
University of Denver
Bachelor of Science, International Business, Minor in Finance, cum laude
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program