Danielle N. Petaja

Danielle N. Petaja

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (302) 421-6809
Fax: (302) 421-5862

Primary Office

Wilmington
1201 North Market Street
Suite 2300
Wilmington, DE 19801

Danielle N. Petaja

Danielle advises management and HR professionals on the impact of labor and employment law across an array of industries, from banking and finance, healthcare and insurance to energy, retail, hospitality and communications. She is also knowledgeable about the application of these laws on public employers, associations and trade groups, manufacturers, higher education and in government contracting.

Danielle counsels clients through human resources challenges, including investigating complaints of discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour compliance, employee layoffs and reductions in force, leave administration, and disability-related issues.  She also collaborates with clients in creating and maintaining employee handbooks and policies, including application and hiring procedures and discipline policies.  Danielle  prepares position and mediation statements in response to allegations of employment discrimination and unfair labor charges.   Danielle also advocates for clients in employment discrimination suits, seeking or defending against injunctive and permanent relief in post-employment restrictive covenant litigation.

Prior to private practice, Danielle was a law clerk to the Hon. Sean D. Wallace in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland.

In addition to her state bar admissions, Danielle is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the Eastern District of Virginia.

Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

CASA Philadelphia, Board Secretary

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Schreyer Honors College Interview Program, The Pennsylvania State University, October 2012 to present

Cub Scout Pack 76 (Chester County, PA) - Committee Chair

 

Education

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006

  • Student Articles Editor, Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, 2005-2006
  • Student Attorney, Business Law Center Clinic, 2005

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2003

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Schreyer Honors Scholar

Bar Admissions

Delaware
District of Columbia
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia

Firm Management Positions

Clerkships

The Hon. Sean D. Wallace, Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, August 2006-September 2007

Danielle advises management and HR professionals on the impact of labor and employment law across an array of industries, from banking and finance, healthcare and insurance to energy, retail, hospitality and communications. She is also knowledgeable about the application of these laws on public employers, associations and trade groups, manufacturers, higher education and in government contracting.

Danielle counsels clients through human resources challenges, including investigating complaints of discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour compliance, employee layoffs and reductions in force, leave administration, and disability-related issues.  She also collaborates with clients in creating and maintaining employee handbooks and policies, including application and hiring procedures and discipline policies.  Danielle  prepares position and mediation statements in response to allegations of employment discrimination and unfair labor charges.   Danielle also advocates for clients in employment discrimination suits, seeking or defending against injunctive and permanent relief in post-employment restrictive covenant litigation.

Prior to private practice, Danielle was a law clerk to the Hon. Sean D. Wallace in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland.

In addition to her state bar admissions, Danielle is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the Eastern District of Virginia.

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