July 14, 2021 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is proud to announce that Partner Daniela Paez has been named to Bloomberg Law’s inaugural edition of “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40,” a highly selective award recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding lawyers nationwide. Those chosen have track records of success in significant client matters, earned the respect of senior team members, and demonstrated strong leadership in their firms and beyond.
“Daniela is an incredible attorney who uses her skills not just to help her clients in high-stakes litigation matters but also to make a difference in the community,” said Paul R. Harris, Group Leader of Ulmer’s Business Litigation Practice Group. “We’re incredibly pleased that Bloomberg Law chose to honor Daniela for what we at Ulmer already know – she is talented, hardworking, and extremely deserving of this notable recognition.”
Paez is a trusted litigator who focuses her practice on complex commercial, financial services, and fiduciary disputes including shareholder and trust and estate matters. She represents diverse clients ranging from multinational companies and major financial institutions to closely held corporations and individuals. Representing clients in trial and appellate courts, mediation, arbitration, and international matters, she navigates disputes involving business torts, breach of contract, broker-dealer and securities matters, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, will and trust construction, trustee and executor removal, and trust modification and termination.
A member of Ulmer’s nationally recognized Litigation Department, Bloomberg selected Paez in part for her important role in several precedent-setting matters, including the recent high-profile constitutional challenge of a controversial state law that risked increasing racial segregation in public schools across Ohio and pivotal cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio involving matters of first impression and statutory interpretation.
Paez is dedicated to helping others in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Stella Maris, Inc., a nonprofit long-term care facility that provides addiction recovery and mental health services, and the Cleveland Board of Facing History and Ourselves, a global educational organization that challenges teachers and students to stand up to bigotry and hate. She has volunteered with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s (CMBA) Rights, Responsibilities, and Realities or “3Rs” Program to help local public school students learn about the U.S. Constitution, and has worked on important pro bono matters including assisting the Federal Public Defender’s office as Ohio counsel in a death penalty appeal.
An active supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Paez serves as a member of Ulmer’s DEI Committee and as Ulmer’s liaison to the CMBA’s Minority Clerkship Program, which provides opportunities for qualified minority law students to work as law clerks. She is also involved with the Hispanic National Bar Association and works as one of two Deputy Regional Presidents to help build the group’s presence in Northeast Ohio.
Consistently recognized for her talent and skill, Paez was recently honored by the National LGBT Bar Association as a member of its 2021 Class of Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40, and has been named to the Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch list for Commercial Litigation, among other honors. To read Daniela’s feature in Bloomberg Law, click here.