Danielle E. Pierre

Danielle E. Pierre

Senior Associate / Washington, DC

Danielle Pierre's legal practice is focused on the representation of management clients in labor and employment law issues. 

Danielle is an experienced litigator solely representing employers in labor and employment law matters including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and other employment contract disputes. She routinely provides valuable advice and counsel to employers on a wide range of employment-related issues including the draft and review of personnel policies and handbooks, hiring practices, and claims of workplace harassment and discrimination, among others.

While in law school, Danielle served as a Staff Writer and Associate Editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, and was actively involved in the Black Law Students Association, serving as Historian and Social Chair. Upon graduation, served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Greta Gooden Brown in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey and later as an FSA Law Clerk in the United States Attorneys' Office.

Danielle is an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, teaching the course component of the Judicial Externship Program, providing her with the opportunity to guide and mentor developing lawyers. A proponent of giving back to the community, Danielle is also a Board Member for The Children Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the lives of underprivileged children in Haiti through education programs and local partnerships.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of a public benefit corporation involving retaliation and disability discrimination under the FMLA, ADA, and New York State and City Human Rights Laws.
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of a national health and wellness company involving disability discrimination and failure to provide reasonable accommodations relating to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
  • Reviewed and revised employee handbooks and employee leave policies in light of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Developed and conducted workplace discrimination and sexual harassment training webinars for a regional banking institution.
Honors & Awards
  • National Employment Law Council (NELC) Academy Fellow (2022)