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Danielle has more than twenty years of experience counselling domestic and international manufacturers of consumer goods and pharmaceutical products in litigation and regulatory matters worldwide.  She specializes in the defense of complex product liability litigation and engagement with governmental entities on a variety of public health, environmental and trade issues.

In addition to her litigation experience defending individual and class action product liability lawsuits in U.S. state and federal courts, Danielle has acted as coordinating counsel in product liability actions in jurisdictions outside the United States including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the U.K., Nigeria, Kenya and Sri Lanka.  

Representative clients have included tobacco product manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and  food and beverage companies.



Danielle obtained her J.D. in 1992 from Georgetown University Law Center, and earned her B.A. from Tufts University in 1989.  Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, she was counsel at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • serving as international coordinating counsel for BAT in the defense of health care recoupment lawsuits filed in various jurisdictions including Canada, South Korea and Nigeria in which the payors of healthcare are seeking billions in recovery of health care costs incurred from treating smokers
  • counselling clients in the tobacco, food and beverage and pharmaceutical sectors on potential product liability risks
  • advising BATA and BAT New Zealand in the successful defense of individual product liability claims 
  • extensive experience in the development of expert witnesses in the defense of complex products liability litigation and judicial challenges to tobacco control regulatory measures