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Danielle specializes in dispute resolution, representing clients in the health care and financial services industries in federal and state court litigation, domestic and international arbitration and government investigations.

What do you focus on?

I guide clients through the dispute resolution process from start to finish, with a goal of obtaining the most satisfactory results in an economic and efficient manner. My experience in the private sector as an engineer and a marketing consultant provide me with real-world insight into client needs and strategic thinking.

I work on teams that regularly obtain early dismissal for financial services clients in cases involving up to $100MM. I also work with clients in the services and manufacturing industries to position them effectively to settle disputes prior to trial. In addition, I help health care clients navigate through government investigations, working to minimize both the scope of the investigation and the disruption to their business.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see predictive coding transforming electronic discovery; this disruptive technology provides sophisticated tools to clients while greatly diminishing their discovery costs.


Danielle is the author, with Professor Michael Avery of Suffolk University Law School, of The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took The Law Back From Liberals (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013). See also “The Federalist Society and Judicial Selection” at

Media Clips

  • Picard Powerless to Block Independent Madoff Settlements
    Law360 | August 19, 2014
    Boston partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing the impact of a decision that Bernard L. Madoff bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard may not block two large settlements involving Madoff feeder funds.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling
    Law360 | June 30, 2014
    Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin provides commentary on why the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is significant.
  • Beginning of the End of Picard's Madoff Miracle?
    Law360 | June 6, 2014
    Partner and Commercial Litigation practice co-leader Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin co-authored this column on the latest battle in the war over the redistribution of earnings as between the “net winners” and “net losers” in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
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  • Packing the Courts: A primer on the Federalist Society and its extraordinary influence
    New York Times | May 12, 2013
    This article reviews the book, The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back From Liberals, co-authored by Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin and Suffolk University law professor Michael Avery.
  • Great Pro Bono Victory for Two Nixon Peabody Associates
    Boston Bar Association BBA Week | October 25, 2012

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin are highlighted for their win of an appeal before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a pro bono client been barred from having his removal case reconsidered because he had already been deported to Honduras. This matter was handled in collaboration with Boston College’s Post Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP).



Danielle M. McLaughlin