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Danielle M. McLaughlin

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  • Counsel

Danielle M. McLaughlin has a decade of experience as an attorney, specializing in complex commercial litigation and government investigations. She has represented clients in the healthcare, securities, pharmaceutical, banking, utilities, hospitality, and manufacturing industries, and has experience in conducting litigation and alternative dispute resolution under U.S. and international rules.

Matters Danielle has been involved in include:

After graduating from law school, Danielle clerked for the Hon. William Young in The Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She then joined Nixon Peabody LLP as an Associate, working for eight years in the firm's Boston and New York offices. Danielle is the co-author of The Federalist Society: How Conservatives took the Law Back from Liberals (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013), which was reviewed favorably by The New York Times. Danielle is a weekly columnist and U.S. correspondent for the Sunday-Star-Times in New Zealand and also appears frequently on U.S. and international TV and radio (Including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, TVNZ, TV3 New Zealand and the Sean Hannity Radio Show) providing analysis and insight on legal and political questions.

Danielle holds a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston where she was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of High Technology Law, and a degree in Engineering (Hons 2:2) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to practicing law, Danielle was a consulting engineer in Auckland, New Zealand, and a PR & marketing consultant in London, England and Vail, Colorado.

Areas Of Practice

  • White Collar Defense
  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2009
  • New York, 2017
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
  • The University of Auckland, Auckland
    • Bachelor of Engineering - 1999
    • Honors: 2:2 Honors
    • Major: Metallurgical and Materials

Published Works

  • The Federalist Society: How Conservatives took the Law Back from Liberals (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013)

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Solomon & Cramer, New York, NY
  • Nixon Peabody, LLP, Boston MA and New York, NY
  • Judge William Young, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Vail Resorts, Avon, Colorado
  • College Hill Associates, London, England
  • Worley Consultants, Auckland New Zealand
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