Danielle Van Katwyk concentrates her practice on the representation and counsel of management in issues involving labor and employment law. 

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Danielle was an assistant law clerk with the Connecticut Superior Court.  In this role she coordinated proceedings, interacted with counsel and jurors and handled evidence and evidentiary matters.

Danielle graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she completed a Certificate in Tax Studies, was the Administrative Editor for the Connecticut Journal of International Law and was Teaching Assistant for Moot Court.  While in law school, she was a judicial intern to the Honorable Henry J. Boroff at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and the Honorable Robert L. Holzberg at the Connecticut Superior Court in Middletown, CT.  In these roles, she performed legal research, prepared memoranda and observed trials, court proceedings and mediations.  Danielle interned as a Client Advocate for the Law Consortium of Western Massachusetts, providing a wide array of legal services to low-income individuals and families.  She also served as a legal clinic intern for the Center for Energy and Environmental Law.  There she conducted client interviews to assess legal needs on a variety of environmental issues and provided case investigation.

Prior to beginning her law career, Danielle worked as the General Manager of the Washington, D.C. boutique appellate law firm Bancroft PLLC and worked as a legal assistant at the medical malpractice law firm Carter & Coleman, PLC in Alexandria, Virginia.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained temporary restraining order in New York federal court, enjoining and restraining former employee from retaining, refusing to return, using or disclosing employer’s confidential and proprietary information, compelling former employee to return employer’s illegally obtained confidential information, and enjoining and restraining former employee from soliciting employer’s clients.
  • Successfully defended municipal employer from former employee’s termination grievance before the Board of Mediation & Arbitration at the Connecticut Department of Labor.
  • Obtained finding of no reasonable cause at Case Assessment Review before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities for client where individual alleged denial of equal services and discrimination based on ancestry and national origin.