Daniela is a trusted litigator and advisor who focuses her practice on complex commercial, financial services, and fiduciary disputes including trust, estate, and shareholder matters. She represents a diverse set of clients ranging from multinational companies and major financial institutions to closely held businesses, trust companies, and individuals. She helps her clients navigate a wide range of disputes involving business torts, breach of contract, broker-dealer and securities matters, breach of fiduciary duties, will and trust construction, trustee and executor removal, and trust modification and termination. She represents clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country, as well as in mediation, arbitration, and international disputes. A skilled advocate, clients value her attention to detail and creative approach.
Daniela is a skilled legal writer and has special experience in appellate advocacy. She has served as primary drafter and argued dozens of motions and appellate briefs in courts throughout the United States, including multiple successful dispositive motions and appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Of note, Daniela was a core member of the team and primary drafter of the summary judgment briefing in a school district’s challenge of a controversial state law that allowed residents of certain Ohio communities to more easily change their assigned school district despite the risk of racial segregation among affected students. Recognized for her talent, Daniela has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year since 2017, to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for Commercial Litigation, and to the National LGBT Bar Association’s list of Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40, among other honors.
(B.A., cum laude, 2009)
2011 Klatsky Fellowship Recipient, John Wragg Kellogg Prize
Complex Business and Related Litigation
Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation